Are they back? Did they ever leave? The times of ignorance, that is.
Biblical ignorance seems to be on the rise; not just among the unbelieving, but those who profess to be Christian. When we have people believing that at their babies death they become an angel; people believing their dead loved one has become an angel, then there is definitely Biblical ignorance. Just stating some things I have noticed. Do not mean to be ugly or mean, just truthful.
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 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.” Acts 17:30-31 (KJV)
Idol worshiping is what Paul has been addressing in this seventeenth chapter of Acts. On Mars Hill he noticed that they worshiped many gods, and one in particular “The Unknown God”. He tells them about the One who made the earth and the heavens; all things (vv. 23-29).
There is such ignorance in the world today. I do not intend to insult anyone with the word “Ignorance”. Ignorance is fixable. It is not a bad thing to be ignorant. It is a bad thing to remain that way though. Willful ignorance, however, is not fixable.
Now, God calls for all people to repent. There is coming a day when Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son will judge this world, and all who are in it. The righteous Son of God will judge.
When you believe in Jesus, trusting His finished work on the cross, you will never need worry about judgment in the fires of Hell. You were judged through Jesus on the cross. All God’s wrath of sin was poured out on Him. Your sins are forgiven. Your sins have been washed away. You are clean in the eyes of God. Forgive. For sure. For ever.