Knowing About, or Relationship With

Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(2 Timothy 3:7)
Obviously, we can learn lies. Evolution in many arenas is taught as an absolute truth as is deism, humanism and many other new-age philosophies. Likewise, many Christians are dogmatic about things of which God is not. The reason is that we must be learning man’s religion instead of knowing the truth. The only way to know the truth is to know Christ. Many seem to know a lot about Him, but, by their actions and deeds, obviously do not know Him. When all that we know about a person is based on someone else’s relationship to that person, there is too much room for error. For example, I enjoy biographies about Abraham Lincoln. I know many things about him, but I do not know him. The same applies with too many people in churches: they know a bit about Christ, but they do not know Him personally as Savior and Lord of their lives. The apostle John instructs, “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”(1)

(1) 1 John 2:4