Introduction: The Word of God - The Foundation of Knowledge

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The Word of God - The Foundation of Knowledge

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In an unparalleled period of information overload, the world is desperately troubled because of its fundamental lack of basic understanding and common sense. God’s Word reveals the true values by which we must live if we are to solve our massive relationship problems and the other seemingly insoluble dilemmas that threaten to overwhelm us. In this lesson you’ll discover the Bible is the foundation or basis of knowledge. “The heart of the prudent gets knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge” (Proverbs 18:15 Proverbs 18:15The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
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Some 2,500 years ago the Hebrew prophet Daniel clearly foresaw an unprecedented knowledge explosion. “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase,” he wrote (Daniel 12:4 Daniel 12:4But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
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We live in a dynamic information age largely driven by scientific communications and the digital revolution. The demand to be informed is relentless. Popular magazines routinely carry articles on how to cope with this constant barrage of information.

But what is sadly lacking is the basic knowledge so essential to humanity’s overall well-being. In an unparalleled period of information overload, the world is desperately troubled because of its fundamental lack of basic understanding and common sense.

Well over 2,000 years ago God warned, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6 Hosea 4:6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
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“We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge,” observes trend-spotter John Naisbitt. What a paradox: The more information we acquire the less essential knowledge we seem to absorb—often with dire long-term consequences. God’s warning through Hosea certainly rings true!

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