Ignorance is bliss. That’s one perspective. The other side of the coin is plain. Ignorance is no excuse. Then, there are some folks who say, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” But that’s not entirely true either. This is especially the case when it comes to knowing God. Too many people suffer from an ignorance of God. When they die and come to judgment, they will not be able to plead ignorance. Ignorance will be no excuse.
The Bible says we should recognize God through what has been made. The Bible, therefore, says of all people everywhere, “they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). Why is this so important? Well, first of all, your eternal welfare hangs in the balance. That’s right. If you expect to enjoy eternal life after death and find a place in heaven, ignorance of God must go. The Bible teaches, “this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent” (John 17:3). To have eternal life, you must really know God and Jesus Christ. You must know them as persons you love and trust.
Then, too, if you really know Jesus Christ, you know that he is the Lord of creation. You bow before him and accept him as your Lord. You seek to serve him. There is no other way to heaven and eternal life. The Bible is clear, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved” (Romans 10:9). Do you know God? Do you confess Jesus Christ as the Lord over your life?
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