Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.” (John 9:41)
Jesus always spoke with compassion, gentleness and mercy to those without the knowledge of God. To those who said that they knew God, but did not do the things they knew to do, He spoke firmly and without mercy. There is a greater judgment to those who say that they know the truth, but do not keep it. The apostle James tells us, "My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment." The warning is not to refrain from learning God's will; the warning is for us to do what we know to do. And we know that we are to continually grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. The question we must repeatedly ask ourselves, "Am I doing what I know to do?" The apostle James again warns, "Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin."