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Ignorance in the Church. Warned against ignorance Eph. 5:17; 1 Ths. 4:13; 2 Pet. 3:8. “lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified…ignorant may imply a general condition or it may apply to lack of knowledge or awareness of a particular thing” ( Merriam-Webster )

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Ignorance in the church

Ignorance in the Church


Warned against ignorance eph 5 17 1 ths 4 13 2 pet 3 8

Warned against ignoranceEph. 5:17; 1 Ths. 4:13; 2 Pet. 3:8

  • “lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified…ignorant may imply a general condition or it may apply to lack of knowledge or awareness of a particular thing” (Merriam-Webster)

  • Unlearned, not having knowledge, unaware

  • Knowledge needed to follow Jesus, Jno. 8:31-32


Ignorance in the church

Ephesians 5:17

  • Some don’t realize the high cost of ignorance

  • Some don’t care

  • Gospel calls sinners out of the darkness of ignorance,Eph. 4:17-21


What ignorance of god s word has caused

What Ignorance of God’s Word Has Caused

  • Israel punished with exile, Isa. 5:13; Hosea 4:6; Jer. 4:22

  • Put Jesus on the cross, Acts 3:17 (Lk. 23:34); 1 Cor. 2:7-8

  • Brought opposition & persecution, 1 Tim. 1:13; Acts 26:9-11


What ignorance is causing in the church

What Ignorance is Causing in the Church

  • Forget fundamentals of the faith, 2 Pet. 1: 12-15

    • Foundational,Heb. 6: 1 (Psa. 11:3)

    • Fail to know…fail to grow…forget cleansing…lost,2 Pet. 1:8-9 (4)


What ignorance is causing in the church1

What Ignorance is Causing in the Church

  • Spiritual immaturity, Heb. 5:12-14

    • Wise lay up knowledge,Prov. 10:14 (2:10)

    • Filled…walk worthy, Col. 1:9-10; Phil. 1:9-10

    • Hinders spiritual communication,1 Cor. 3:1-2


What ignorance is causing in the church2

What Ignorance is Causing in the Church

  • Look like the world, 1 Pet. 1:14-16; Eph. 5:7-8, 11

    • Reflected in values (dress, speech, recreation)

    • Reflected in compromising attitudes

    • Reflected in immoral conduct,Jas. 4:4; 1 Cor. 6:15


What ignorance is causing in the church3

What Ignorance is Causing in the Church

  • Invasion of false doctrine

    • Deceived by error,Matt. 22:29

    • Willful ignorance, 2 Pet. 3:5, 8

    • Tossed about,Eph. 4:14

    • Cannot earnestly contend,Jude 3


What ignorance is causing in the church4

What Ignorance is Causing in the Church

  • Ineffective evangelism, Mk. 16:15

    • Friendship evangelism

    • Social gospel

    • Positivism

    • Zeal without knowledge(Rom. 10:2)

    • Salvation…know truth,1 Tim. 2:4


What ignorance is causing in the church5

What Ignorance is Causing in the Church

  • Unjustly critical

    • Arrogance of knowledge, 1 Cor. 8:1

    • Conceit of ignorance, Rom. 11:25

    • Presumptuous, harsh, 2 Pet. 2:10-12

    • Condemn innocent,Matt. 12:7

    • Not righteous judgment,Jno. 7:24


What ignorance will cause

What Ignorance will Cause

  • Out of submission to Christ’s authority (Eph. 5:24), Col. 3:16-17

    • Israel,Rom. 10:3

    • Rejection,Lk. 19:41-44

  • Rejected,Rev. 3:15-17

  • Remedy,Rev. 3:18-21


Fools hate knowledge prov 1 7 22 23 24 29

Fools Hate KnowledgeProv. 1:7, 22-23; 24-29

  • Some “do not have the knowledge of God”(1 Cor. 15:34)

  • Christians have “the knowledge of the truth”(Heb. 10:26)

    • Don’t despise it(Prov. 1:7)

  • Remain ignorant at your own peril, 1 Cor. 14:37-38


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