On of this blog’s readers (“Morningstar”–but not Don Bailey) posted a comment on another article that read,
“Some scriptures I believe I understand. Some I know I do not understand.. One scripture says, My people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge. Then, another scripture says, Woe to those who deprive my people of their rights.This last scripture is enough for me to believe that rights come from YHWH. BUT, it seems to me these rights are going to be denied by the oppressors regardless of whether God’s people have “knowledge” or not..I think Christ & other apostles etc.,had knowledge. Also, he,Christ said if they have persecuted me, they will persecute you. So, I am at a loss to understand what the scripture that says my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge means. Except I know what destroyed & being destroyed means.”
“Morningstar” knows God’s people are destroyed for “lack of knowledge” but, so far, he can’t figure out what that “knowledge” is. Is the needed knowledge the Pythagorean Theory? How ’bout how many ounces are in a metric tonne? What’s the Las Vegas “line” on the next Super Bowl? Exactly, what “knowledge” is needed not to “perish”?
It is a puzzlement. I don’t know the answer for sure. But I’ve also wondered about that essential “knowledge” for at least a decade. And, then, about five years ago, an “answer” (or at least a possible answer) came to me.