According to the Apostle Paul, it is impossible to come to know God through the wisdom of this world (1 Corinthians 1:20-21). Instead, God has ordained that men come to know Him through â€œthe foolishness of preaching.â€ A man will never come to know God by figuring God out for himself. He can only come to know God by faith in the Gospelâ€™s simple message of salvation.
To acknowledge the ineptness of our intellect to bring us to a saving knowledge of God is an offense to our pride. However, it is a prerequisite to our humble acceptance of Godâ€™s revelation of Himself in Scripture, which alone can acquaint us with Him.