“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children” (Hosea 4:6).
There is a reason people reject information that is new or different; they love to be left alone in their comfortable deceit than to have to deal with all the changes required by the light.
Ignorance is bliss, they say.
The problem–whether with mankind or the redeemed–isn’t exactly a lack of knowledge. If that were the case, we could remedy the situation by sending everyone back to school.
God would send educators to the church. Instead, He sent prophets and shepherds. He sent light-bringers. He sent a Savior.
Neither is the problem that people do not know the truth. Nor that no one has come to tell them the truth. The problem is not that they have never heard the truth. The problem is that they have rejected truth when it did come.
They are ignorant because they rejected true knowledge. This is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their deeds were evil. (John 3:19).
Not knowing something and rejecting the knowledge of something are two different animals.
Over here is someone in darkness who yearns for the light. It comes and he awakens and all is well. The hour is coming and now is when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live (John 5:25).
Stumbling in the darkness, they spurn the light offered.
The speaker of Truth comes and they run him out of town. Or scoff and jeer and mock him.
They crucify Him.