Titus 1:1 teaches Paul’s profound thought about “the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness…”—the truth that begins by acknowledging God in Christ. That’s the truth that leads to godliness. No other truth from any other source, about any other subject, can and does.
It’s the same revelation Solomon disclosed in Proverbs 1:7: “the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.” Then, in Proverbs 2:5, the fear of God leads to receiving the knowledge of God, which leads to wisdom—the gift of discerning the meaning of knowledge. Among them count God’s nature and human responsibility, including especially godliness, being like God in daily life.
That wisdom leads us to understand God’s creation of everything in the heavens and on earth Proverbs 3:19-20. That wisdom is to be sought, embraced and lived Proverbs 4:7. Though it costs all our time, effort and brainpower, and even when it demands we surrender the egotism we so cherish as essential to our individuality, GET the WISDOM of God!
All that said, and every word of it Biblical, what worth is the knowledge—the false gnosis—in our culture that exalts mortals, seeks spiritual answers in heathen religions and dismisses God in Christ as supernumeraries? That’s the bane of 20th and 21st century education: more doctors of everything please! Even doctors of theology because many of them discus theories of God without the strong Bible preaching characterizing Apostolic preaching.
Obviously, the knowledge so rampant, exalted, sought, desired and institutionalized today isn’t the TRUTH of God. The Truth of God leads to holiness. The knowledge of today—of facts and theories—so favored today has led to godlessness, not godliness; to greater immorality, not purity; to depravity, not righteousness.
Deliberately turn from it, Christians. Shun, reject, abominate it. Never swerve or turn towards it, let alone approach it, let alone embrace it. The knowledge presently so welcomed in society has as its result turning society from God. Seek only God’s TRUTH in Christ. It alone leads to the holiness God honors.
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Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
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The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349