The Omniscient and Ignoramus

STUDY 6 
Sexagesima Sunday February 7, 2021
THEME: COVENANT WITH THE LIVING GOD
SUB-THEME 2 - The Living God and other gods (4)
TOPIC: The Omniscient and Ignoramus
TEXT: Dan 2:1-23, 46-47.

AIMS:
i. to examine God’s omniscience in contrast to the ignoramus,
ii. to identify ignoramuses in our day (especially with regard to matters of the faith) and
examine their characteristics and
iii. to discuss how the Church may maintain an uncompromising response to the attacks that
are rooted in ignoramus activities against the Church
INTRODUCTION:As welook forward to Easter in another sixty days (this is Sexagesima), let
us continue to pray for true wisdom from God in our daily Christian life. God is infinite in
wisdom and understanding. This study will show God’s supremacy over those who claim they
are wise and knowledgeable, but who are actually foolish – the ‘ignoramuses’, idiots, imbeciles,
morons, blockheads or know-nothings.

STUDY GUIDE:
1. Define the terms, “Omniscience” and “Ignoramus” in line with today’s text. (Dan 2:1-23,
46-47)
2. Read Gen 41:8-16, 37-38 and explain how wisdom derived from faith in the Almighty
God can give us excellent power above all worldly philosophies. John 14:26.
3. Discuss the ignoramuses in our day vis-à-vis manifestations in homosexuality, same sex
marriage; secret indulgence in occult practices, magic, sorcery, etc.? How should the
Church maintain her uncompromising response in the light of Titus 1:15-16 and James
3:16-18?
4. From the key texts, identify the ignoramuses in our day; and their characteristics. See also
1 Cor.2:7-8, James 3:14-15.

CONCLUSION: True wisdom comes from God. The attacks on the purity of the gospel in our
day which is already having a bad impact on some segments of the Church are the works of the
spiritually know-nothings – ignoramuses; but the Church must respond biblically.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: When we operate outside God’s wisdom we make ourselves
ignoramuses.

MEMORY VERSE: James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy”