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Ignorance is still bliss

April 13, 2015

Don’t artificially fill the gaps. If they exist, acknowledge them. You don’t need to come across as having figured it all. When you artificially give in, in order to come across as consistent, you may not only adopt a lie, but also shut yourself out of possible scope to find the missing pieces. That doesn’t mean that we walk around like we’re full of holes, but that we refrain from making false claims. We stand firm for what we know, we are on a prowl to find every clue to lay a hold on the truth and eventually work it out. True ignorance is better than false knowledge.


From → observation


    Can ignorance be claimed as an excuse for rejecting the words of Jesus?

    Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)

    Is it a valid excuse to claim ignorance when denying that immersion in water is essential in order to be saved?

    Acts 17:30 “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

    Ephesians 4:18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, be cause of the hardening of their heart;(NKJV)

    Can men reject water baptism for the remission of sins and be excused because of their hard heart.

    1 Timothy 1:13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.(NKJV)

    The key here is “formerly” ignorant. The apostle Paul never denied that water baptism was in order to receive forgiveness.

    Galatians 1:6-9 ……9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received let him be accursed. (NKJV)

    Can those who claim Jesus as savior and have read the New Testament Scriptures claim ignorance when they deny that water baptism is essential for forgiveness from sin?

    Will the ignorance excuse work on Judgement Day?

    Posted by Steve Finnell at 2:22 AM No comments:
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  2. Dear Steve, appreciate you for taking time to comment on the post. I wonder what you would make of a man who has undergone water baptism but cares little about true reform within…The very nature of things tell us that it is external, but that God cares more about what happens within. But it is true that we need some outward system to identify members who follow Jesus and for this purpose God has instituted the sacraments and we follow them gladly and willingly. However, we must not be so fixated about outward symbols that are ultimately mere reminders of processes within. This is my humble opinion. Thanks!

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