This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus1 TIMOTHY 2:3-5
I found these verses very interesting on many levels – in fact there is a lot packed in to this passage of scripture.
My first thought was that God wants all sorts of people to be saved. Elsewhere the scriptures assure us that God is not partial to race or background – He searches people’s hearts looking for honesty, humility and a hunger for goodness.
But my eyes also focused in on the expression “an accurate knowledge of truth”. We see with our own eyes today how both professional media companies and social media can take truthful information and misconstrue them. This even takes place within legal courts of justice. Does it happen in religion? God had it recorded in the scriptures numerous times that religious figures claiming to represent him would deviate from the truth of His Word. So yes – we can be sure that even in churches claiming to be Christian there is often a lack of accurate knowledge of truth.
Almost as if giving a prime example of this, the apostle Paul continues explaining that there is one God and that between God and mankind there is a mediator – Jesus Christ. I am not a religious teacher, but I suspect that if you visited several different churches, they would give you their understanding of that verse. Which has an accurate knowledge of truth? Which fits into the pattern of truth throughout the scriptures? Which are truly doing God’s Will?
This should not be intimidating. Remember God wants people to come to an accurate knowledge of truth and the link to how this could be linked to salvation is compelling. Praying for his direction and earnestly looking into His Word will help us – for God wants us and all sorts of other people to be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.