The Root of the Problem: Chapter 4 – Ignorance (Excerpt)

We have heard the phrase: ignorance is bliss. The idea presumes that we are often better off not knowing about problems that might come upon us. If one is ignorant, he does not have to spend his time worrying about the problem. He does not have to work to fix or prevent it either. When it comes to violating the law (either the law of God or of man), ignorance is appealing because it prohibits guilt and does not require any act of repentance or restitution.

When it comes to God’s word, the “ignorance is bliss” idea is completely false. Notice the words of God through the prophet Hosea:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of God, I also will forget your children” (Hosea 4:6). (p. 17-18)

You can read more about the dangers of ignorance and how to overcome it in The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

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