The Knowledge of The Truth

For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins” (Hebrews 10:26), “who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4), “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7).

Contrary to the sundry surmisings of human intellectuals, God’s word is very clear that: 1) There exists a singular body of information in this world that is categorically accurate and right; and 2) Every human has the inherent tools to learn this information in an intimate and thorough manner.

Because of Jesus’ affirmation in John 17:17, no one has to speculate on where this priceless body of information can be found: it is God’s word. Without a life filled with a working, obedient knowledge of truth, spiritual freedom is impossible (John 8:32). This spiritual attainment is essential to the salvation which God desires for all humanity (1 Timothy 2:4).

Ever learning but never living in accordance with the truth of God’s word is an extremely perilous pitfall (2 Timothy 3:7). It results in a form of godliness which is to be avoided because it results in you being an enemy of the truth (2 Timothy 3:5, 8).

The knowledge of truth is the most valuable information anyone can have. To willfully, intentionally turn away from the path of the truth is the most colossal mistake anyone can make.

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