"God"/"deity") is the COSMIC entity and origin/author of life whose existence is certain and cannot be denied.
The author/origin of life is a surety, but the BELIEF/acknowledgement of His existence has been stygmatized and dramatized like a game/fairy tale anecdote so that He is not taken seriously (badmouthed).
GOD is the origin (or essence of) NATURE, and also life (as if there is a difference).
Hebrews 11:6 says that there are TWO REQUIREMENTS that need to be met in order to know Him properly. The first is...
1) you must believe that HE EXISTS (yes, "deity" is the ORIGIN of everything).
2) you must believe that He is a REWARDER, not a punisher (He is a good God).
Luke 7:21 says that the kingdom of God is WITHIN a person (if you WELCOME it by being peaceful and just).
If you will keep Him in remembrance (a reasonable thing to do), God is not OUTSIDE OF YOU, He is INSIDE of you (your MIND)....
....you cannot "pray TO Him" if He is INTERNAL, only if "GOD" is EXTERNAL TO YOU).....DO NOT make God EXTERNAL to you, keep Hi,m INTERNAL to you......DON"T pray to Him, that's right,...DON'T PRAY.
Socrates taught the youth of ATHENS about proper living. Centuries later, the Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians about their righteous/peaceful and just lifestyle beliefs.
Paul found NO REASON to mention the name of Jesus at all (because they were RIGHTEOUS already).
"GOD" is not about deeds/efforts/works,...
..."GOD" is about your MIND (and explains to us how to avoid what is INSIDE...."fiery darts").
....(read scripture carefully to see that).
Do you have an ideology of peace and justice?
Be a friend of God and He will be your friend, do not cause injustice.
"Christian" (pagan) teachings have badmouthed/crucified Him with LIES, but do not afraid of Him, they're just LIES.
EVERY human being has the deity's DNA inside of them (DEEP inside).
Some will manage to find it during their time here on earth, but many will have chosen instead to allow the distraction of man's traditional teachings.
1John 2:27 and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie
Stop listening to the traditional teachings and FIND that "ANOINTING" seed.