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Ignorantly in unbelief

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ded2daworld:
So ignorance of the Law is no excuse? Some repayment is required although it is lessor than
law violation with knowledge?

Molly:
Numbers 15:24

24 "Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. "



Joshua 20:3

3 "That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. "



Deuteronomy 19:4

4 "And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past; "

Joshua 20:5

5 "And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime. "



Acts 17:30-31

30 "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:"
31 "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. "

Molly:

--- Quote from: ded2daworld on October 23, 2012, 06:51:18 PM ---So ignorance of the Law is no excuse? Some repayment is required although it is lessor than
law violation with knowledge?

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Not to worry.  Jesus has it covered.

Molly:
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; 1 Tim 1:13


All throughout the Old Testament we see God interacting with men who are ignorant of his nature or are in unbelief.  Isn't this the starting point for all of us who love the Lord?  And, he just sticks with us until we get there--otherwise how would we get from here to there?


This is beautiful--


But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
 
(1 Timothy 1:16-17 ESV)



Exodus 34:6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,

WhiteWings:

--- Quote from: ded2daworld on October 23, 2012, 06:51:18 PM ---So ignorance of the Law is no excuse? Some repayment is required although it is lessor than
law violation with knowledge?

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Luke 12:48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

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