And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:23
One of the scariest scriptures in the Bible for Christians, is this one. Jesus declaring “He never knew you” What does this mean for Christians? Can we lose our salvation?
The original Greek word for “Knew” is “ginosko” meaning “come to know” “understood” “recognize” “comprehend” “learn”
Jesus wants and requires a personal relationship with us. Many Christians “go through the religious motions” of being a good Christian, but do they know Christ and does Christ really know them. This is why I say “Jesus is a relationship and not a religion” I know a lot of theologians don’t like that phrase, however its clearly true by the scripture
We know of way too many “Christians” who are trying to earn their salvation through works, rather then developing their personal relationship with Jesus. Many Christians seem to almost use Jesus as a sideshow for their religion, he should be the center of everything
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. (KJV) Matthew 1:25
Here in the KJV, the word ginosko is used in relation to Mary and Josephs relationship. At this time Mary, was a Virgin and not married to Joseph, therefor he didn’t really know her intimately or personally at this time. This just demonstrates how deep the word of “ginosko” can get.
“Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Matthew 10:26
Here in the context of the scripture “ginosko” is being used in the opposite of concealed or hidden. Do you conceal or hide you are a Christian? Does the world know Jesus is your Lord and God? Jesus will reject those who does not know “ginosko”, make sure you have a relationship with Christ today!