by admin ~ October 26th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

The word “know” and all its forms occur 1,500 or so times in the Bible. “Know” assumes reality. In the Sermon the Mount, Jesus in Matthew 6:3 says, “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.” Of all that someone can see in this verse is the rudimentary idea that the left hand could know what the right hand does. He is instructing the left hand not to know, because it can know. With the understanding of “know” is certainty. The Bible assumes we can or do know things. In the same sermon, Jesus said in Matthew 7:11, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” Jesus says that even evil people know something. They know how to give good gifts to their children. A few verses later, Jesus says, “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” So what is it? Can we know or can we not know? Jesus said, Ye shall know.” Bible believers should assume knowledge. Much of what the Bible says we can know, the world denies. Now even Christians deny knowledge. It is very much like a child who doesn’t do what he is supposed to do. He says, he doesn’t know, if he doesn’t want to be accountable for not doing what he should have done or what he was told to do. If no one can know, then no one is responsible; hence, everyone is free to do what he wants. A foundational truth of the Bible is that God created man to know. He can. Scripture says so.

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