IGNORANCE IS BLISS!
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon
shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as
from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any
means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and
that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth
himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God
sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
people say ignorance is bliss. I beg to differ; on some accounts, when I know
better, I do better.
Take for instance a chasened child and one that has
no knowledge of discipline. I am not speaking of spankings or 'butt whoopings'
but the simplicity of discipline itself.
The child that is taught right
from wrong and then does wrong gets a 'time out' or no fun activities. The child
that knows right from wrong and chooses to do write knows not the consequences
of doing wrong.
Many may say, 'well the child that knows the difference
and does right will go far.' That is far from the truth. The child that makes
the wrong choice learns both sides of the discipline. The child will be able to
truly notice the path of wrongdoing before the child that is considered 'right'
all the time.
Keeping that in context. The world had a wide spread prank
pulled on them, even though we as believers in Christ (a large percentage of the
world) should have known better. A false prophet proclaimed he knew the exact
date and time of the rapture, for a second time.
As insane it was for
people to believe him on a second account with evidence of his false first
account, the ignorant followed the ignorant again. It was a bit comedic to see
the children that always chose right, choose wrong for another time.
Christian walk began at a very young age and I learned to study, meditate and
pray on The Word of God to build a relationship with Him. In building this
relationship, I have increased my ability to choose right because it was
contrary to my experienced wrong choices.
Am I perfect? No. Do I choose
right all the time now? No. All I am saying is recognize an ignorant fool
through the discernment of the spirit and you can choose right more often.
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