6182 ignorance, and human situation

6182 ignorance, and human situation

Ignorance is part of the human condition: as finite creatures, human knowledge is incomplete, but human beings can trust God, whose knowledge is complete, to guide their steps.

Ignorance of God

Finite human beings cannot know God completely Ecc 11:5 See also Job 38:1-7; Ecc 3:11

This ignorance will be dispelled at Jesus Christ’s return 1Co 13:9-12

Ignorance of the future

Human beings are ignorant of future events Ecc 8:7-8 See also Ecc 3:22; Ecc 9:12; Ecc 10:14; Ecc 11:2,6; Ac 20:22

Human beings are ignorant of the time of Jesus Christ’s return Mk 13:32-36 pp Mt 24:36-44

Presumptious plans should therefore be avoided Jas 4:13-16 See also Ps 39:6; Pr 27:1; Lk 12:16-21

God’s guidance is essential Pr 20:24 See also Pr 19:21; Jer 10:23

Ignorance of doctrinal matters

Within the church 1Th 4:13-18 See also 1Co 10:1-10; 1Co 12:1-11

God has established teachers to combat ignorance 1Co 12:28 See also Eph 4:11-13; 1Ti 4:13; 1Ti 5:17; 2Ti 3:16-17

Ignorance may lead to death

Pr 9:17-18 See also Pr 4:19; Pr 7:21-23

See also

2565Christ, second coming
5026knowledge
5135blindness, spiritual
5149eyes
6020sin
8124guidance
8134knowing God
8355understanding
8702agnosticism