What does it mean to love ignorance? We live in an age of unparalleled knowledge and communication, yet ignorance abounds. We have more books and schools than at any other point in human existence, but it seems that even in Christian circles we know far less than those who went before us. We grow up hearing phrases like “ignorance is bliss”, but is that true? As children, we wanted to know things that we were too young for, and then as adults, we wish that we could turn back time and become children again, forgetting some of the necessary things that we have learned. Can you abound in knowledge and still love ignorance? And if so, what role does correction and rebuke play in solving the problem of ignorance?
In this episode we talk about what shapes our view of knowledge and ignorance. We discuss the nature of knowledge and how God designed knowledge so that it is tied to responsibility. We talk about correction and rebuke as well and how difficult it can be to actually hear when we are wrong. While this episode is another entry in our “Christians Must Think” series, it is a topic that is important in its own right. Ignorance is not caused solely by a lack of data. It can be caused by our attitude toward duty. God has framed the world so that there is work for his people to do, and to do that work we must know things. When we stand before him, saying that we did not know will not excuse us.
Listen to the audio version here:
00:00:00 The Problem
00:12:06 Ignorance of Sin
00:18:17 All Brings Glory to God
00:26:18 What Does it Mean to Love Ignorance?
00:36:43 Love of Rebuke
00:55:53 Confirmation Bias
01:03:33 Fixing the Church
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson