Willful Ignorance

A Brief Biblical Principle from our lesson on John 8:12-21:

Unbelief never has enough proof; willful ignorance never has enough truth.

Willful ignorance is demonstrated by that person who says, “Don’t bother me with facts. My mind is already made up.”

Jesus said,

If anyone wants (is willing to; desires) to do God’s will, he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority.

In short, if you’re willing to know the truth, you’ll know the truth.

Ignorance is cheap; ignorance is common; and ignorance in the face of evidence for truth is terminal.

The author of Hebrews lamented,

So we see that [Israel] could not enter [the Promised Land] because of unbelief.

The only unpardonable sin is unbelief.

And a willing unbeliefa refusal to to honestly investigate the claims of Christ – is a death sentence.