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Can We Really Know things?

“Is it really possible for a person to KNOW the truth?” There are so many opinions about what the Bible teaches. “Is truth even attainable in the religious realm?” These are common questions today.

Consider a few observations from Scripture:

1. How can a person be expected to OBEY (Hebrews 5:8-9) Christ if he is incapable of knowing what constitutes obedience to Christ?

2. How can a person be expected to ABIDE IN (John 8:31) the word of Christ if he is unable to learn and know Christ’s teaching?

3. How can a person be expected to PROVE (1 Thessalonians 5:21; cf. 1 John 4:1) what the Bible says if the truth cannot be distinguished from error?

4. How can a person be expected to CONTEND (Jude 3) earnestly for the truth if the truth is unattainable?

5. How can a person be expected to BEWARE (Matthew 7:15; cf. 2 John 7) of false teachers if there is no discernible way of telling whether or not they are teaching error?

6. How can a person be expected to SPEAK (Ephesians 4:15) the truth in love if he is unable to differentiate between truth and error?

Yes, we can know the truth. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32; cf. 2 Timothy 3:13-17).

–by Mike Benson

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