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    Default Love out of a pure heart

    Knowledge puffeth up, but LOVE edifies

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    The context of that scripture (1Cor.8:1) deals with the attitude towards the eating of meat sacrificed to idols. Not a small issue in that setting. Loving God and neighbor is more important than to use the liberty of knowing that idols are "nothing".

    Knowledge in and by itself is only a good thing and it is what God gives in regeneration. It is only a good and blessed thing. The contrast, ignorance, is spoken of in the negative, the most striking example being Rom.10:3. It is not good to remain as a little child in knowledge. We need to be mature adults as to knowledge but as little children as to our trust in God.

    However, knowledge, alone, without acting upon it in charity, will not have its intended result.
    Matt.6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence. - John Calvin

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    I like what you say. I think there is scripture somthing like "let your love grow in knowledge " Then the great hope of KNOWING even as we are KNOWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by weakness View Post
    Knowledge puffeth up, but LOVE edifies
    Amen .

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