“Given the crisis of knowledge in our time, it is crucial that the church recover her confidence that she is in possession of spiritual and ethical knowledge in Holy Scripture primarily, but also in the history of her thought about God, moral issues, the spiritual life, and other important topics. For example, the Bible’s teaching about the nature and proper functioning of the self, the family, and the life of virtue and spiritual formation, along with crucial information about developing an interactive relationship with God and his Kingdom, is not merely a set of ideas from the “Christian tradition.” Just as the history of chemistry provides us with knowledge of reality, so the history of Christian thought on these topics, rooted in the inerrant Word, provides knowledge of God and these related matters. To facilitate this recovery, the place to start is by gaining clarity about the nature of knowledge itself, so people will know what it means to have it. In essence, knowledge is the ability to represent things as they are on an appropriate basis of thought and experience. The possession of knowledge is crucial for life. Knowledge provides truth about reality along with the skillful ability to interact with reality. It is so important that Hosea 4:6 categorically asserts:

‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.’

Note carefully that Hosea does not say the people have rejected faith. It is far worse than that. They have rejected the only appropriate ground for faith — knowledge. It comes as a surprise to people that Scripture has as much or more to say about knowledge than faith.” – Excerpt from Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit’s Power by J.P. Moreland.

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