Agnosticism

A philosophy, religion, or worldview claiming that no one can know God

Agnosticism is irrational, yet agnostics sell it as the only rational view. However, it’s not rational because the philosophy depends on the presupposition, or unfounded claim, that no one can know God. Agnostics often seek to prove that no one can know God, but agnostics base their “proof” on made-up stuff.

How could they prove that no one anywhere has ever known God? What method would anyone use to know that? Agnostics claim that no one has ever known God, yet Christ leads, teaches, corrects, and purifies everyone who knows Him. Every person who follows Christ has this experience moment by moment, but the agnostic is claiming to know that these Christ-followers aren’t experiencing what they’re experiencing. We recognize that the agnostic asserts a universal negative, which implies amazing familiarity with the spiritual life of every person. In other words, the agnostic claims omniscience.

An agnostic may adjust the claim to this: “I know that I can’t know God.” However, that doesn’t help the agnostic since this assertion is also contrary to fact. God says, “For the invisible things of God from the Creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so they are without excuse.” Agnostics claim to have excuses for that, but God says they have suppressed the truth of His existence in their unrighteousness [deceitful trickery]. God goes on to say “their senseless minds are darkened.” These are people who aren’t in a position make assertions since they can’t have a true premise to prove their assertions about anything. In particular, having darkened their own minds by suppressing the truth of God in their deceitful trickery, they have corrupted their minds regarding this issue and aren’t qualified to make claims.

Some clever agnostics pretend to be open and neutral. These agnostics try to prove several claims. They claim to be open to God. They claim to have tried to know God but that they were unable to find Him. They insist it was God’s fault that they couldn’t find Him. They insist they can be fully rational without a true premise for any claim. They say that made-up stuff works as a basis for thinking. They question knowing anything by divine revelation.

We can see why Jesus said, “I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.” They pretend that they have childlike open-mindedness, but open-minded people don’t argue that making up stuff makes sense. Open-minded people don’t claim that millions of other people aren’t experiencing what those people are experiencing.

Sometimes, the term “agnostic” is used to mean uncommitted, having no opinion, or unaware. Uncommitted people have no opinion, or are unaware and will be open to hearing about Christ and learning how they can know Him. Since everyone who seeks Christ finds Christ, they will find Him. Because the Father knows how to give the Holy Spirit to those who seek Christ, they will find Christ and they will receive the Teacher, the Holy Spirit.