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Question of Knowledge
07-21-2010, 06:55 AM
Post: #1
Question of Knowledge
Hello

Can I ask please what the Bible's approach is to know:

Ecclesiastes 1:18 says:
Quote:he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
On the other hand, in Hosea 4:6:
Quote:My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

What is this problem with 'knowledge'?

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07-21-2010, 08:06 AM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Ecclesiastes is saying that the more you know, the more you realize you don't know, and never can know. The type of knowledge referred to here is knowledge "under the sun," which means knowledge of the universe apart from God.

Hosea is saying that the people are perishing because they refuse to accept knowledge about the one thing that matters most--i.e., God.

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07-21-2010, 10:07 AM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Hello Stereophonic

Thanks for your reply.

So we should increase our 'general knowledge'
Quote:which means knowledge of the universe apart from God.
in order to avoid the 'sorrow' of Ecclesiastes?

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07-21-2010, 12:29 PM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Nope. The writer of Ecclesiastes is simply saying that the more we know and learn, the more we realize how complex the world is. Given this newfound complexity that we have uncovered, the easy answers that we once thought would work--well, they begin to evaporate.

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07-27-2010, 10:55 AM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Jehovah is actually the basic Source of knowledge. Life is from him and life is essential for one’s having any knowledge. God created all things, so human knowledge is based on a study of God’s handiwork. God also inspired his written Word, from which man can learn the divine will and purposes. Thus, the focal point of all knowledge is Jehovah, and a person seeking it ought to have a fear of God makes him careful not to incur Jehovah’s displeasure. Such fear is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7: “The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge.” Such godly fear puts one in position to gain accurate knowledge, whereas those who do not consider God readily draw wrong conclusions from the things that they observe.

The Bible repeatedly links Jehovah and knowledge, calling him “a God of knowledge” and describing him as “perfect in knowledge.”

The role that Jehovah has assigned to his Son in the outworking of His purposes is of such importance that it can be said of Jesus: “Carefully concealed in him are all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge.” – Colossians 2:3. Unless a person exercises faith in Jesus Christ as God’s Son, he cannot grasp the real meaning of the Scriptures and see how God’s purposes are working out in harmony with what He has foretold.

One is helped to appreciate more fully the meaning and importance of knowledge by examining the Hebrew and Greek words often translated ‘knowledge’ as well as by noting the relationship between knowledge and wisdom, understanding, thinking ability, and discernment.
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07-27-2010, 12:12 PM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Jehovah is apparently one of the names that some ancient religions bestowed on their god, the JW's have adopted it because it makes their particular sect different from mainstream christianity. The thing that really separates the Jw's from most other christian sects is that they believe their existence prefaces the end times. Some may consider this hubris, I consider it an attempt at being in someway meaningful. After all if their claim to fame is that notion and has been for 130yrs, then they have failed completely with every prophecy they have pronounced since their inception. The "KINGS" of the world haven't been overthrown by a flaming sword (light saber) bearing angel, the JW's aren't the chosen left to rule the earth, no Rapture, no 144,000 sitting on clouds or whatever, no Elijah or Abraham. All who have gone before, dying unfulfilled, it was supposed to happen so many times since 200BC, it must really disappoint those who, 2000 yrs later have decided that they are the final signal and they are wrong as well. Never mind, the destruction of earth is bound to happen within the next 20 billion years.

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07-27-2010, 01:16 PM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Correct. Even some science fiction writers have had more prophecies right than those guys.
And I may correct you? It's like 5 billion years. Plenty of time to evolve smarter sapient species.

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07-30-2010, 01:19 PM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
Jehovah is the personal name of God. Isaiah 42:8. Jehovah is the best known English pronunciation of the divine name, although Yahweh is favored by most Hebrew scholars. The oldest Hebrew manuscripts present the name in the form of four consonants, commonly called the Tetragrammaton. These four letters may be transliterated into English as YHWH.
At some point a superstitious idea arose among the Jews that it was wrong even to pronounce the divine name. Some say that the name was viewed as being too sacred for imperfect lips to speak. Yet the Hebrew scriptures themselves give no evidence that any of God’s true servants ever felt any hesitancy about pronouncing his name.
The Tetragrammaton occurs 6828 times in the Hebrew text printed in Biblia Hebraica and Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. The very frequency of the appearance of the name attests to its importance to the Bible’s Author, whose name it is.
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07-30-2010, 02:36 PM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
You can dress up old Yahweh in fancy clothes and taboos on saying the name aloud but you can't erase Yahweh's origins in pagan Canaan where this Israeli tribal war god started off as one of the sons of EL, the son who pulled a Lucifer number on his Dad and Abrahamic believers never see it for what it was--patricide, deicide, with the upstart son claiming to be the Father he subsumed.
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08-01-2010, 06:58 PM
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RE: Question of Knowledge
psalm 83;18
That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah,
You alone are the Most High over all the earth.



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