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 “the foolishness of preaching.” 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 Gospel’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 God’s revelation of Himself in Scripture, which alone can acquaint us with Him.