Is Ignorance Bliss?

We use the saying “ignorance is bliss”. But is that really true?

Recently I made a statement that I was disappointed in the ungodly stand that a particular organization has taken. One young college-aged lady responded by saying, “Why exactly is it disappointing? We as Christians are supposed to be a non-judgmental people. We welcome anyone with open arms and an open heart.” She went on to incorrectly quote Jesus’ saying regarding the woman caught in adultery: ‘He who cast the first stone, let he be stoned.’ That is not not what Jesus said. Clearly, this young woman has a gross lack of knowledge of God’s word.

Sadly, this woman is not alone. The attitude she portrayed here has permeated our society because it is ignorant of what God’s word teaches, not only regarding right and wrong, but also in how Christians are to react to and behave toward sin.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6

Lack of knowledge (or ignorance) comes from *rejection* of knowledge. Is rejection of knowledge bliss? Rejection is a willful act. I pray we all be mindful that we not be guilty of being ignorant.

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What Can I Do?

My two chief talents are writing and thinking.  I spend a lot of time thinking and working through ideas and studying people and the ways of our culture. As a writer, I have committed myself to studying human nature and tendencies. When I preach and write, I try to discern how people will respond to what I am presenting. Accordingly, I desire to answer their rationalizations before they form them.

I am ostensibly the absent-minded professor type. I need a secretary following me around to help me remember things. This is why I need to write full-time. I am filled with ideas, quotes, etc. I need to study, learn and write. It could fill my days, weeks, months and years. My mind is always hungry and life’s activities intrude. It gets very frustrating at times. But, this is how life is, I guess.

I work on my novel in my head every day but I’ve not written a word all year. Life always gets in the way. Anyway…

#learning, #studying, #writing