Do we trust God and at the same time have many unanswered questions about Him and how He works? Leslie Weatherhead offers us some very sensible advice: Leave those questions in a box marked: “Awaiting Further Light.”
Sensible advice indeed, for “now we see through a glass darkly….” (1 Cor. 13,12)
The late Leslie D Weatherhead C.B.E. M. A. PhD. D. Litt. D. D. was Minister at the City Temple, London. He was President of the Methodist Conference and Hon. Chaplain to Her late Majesty’s Forces .He is the author of many books including “The Christian Agnostic”, where the above advise is recorded.
The first is genuine ignorance: The person honestly did not know.
The second is culpable ignorance: The person was capable of finding out but did not find out by sheer negligence.
The third is deliberate ignorance: The person knows that there is something they should find out about but decides to keep themselves in the dark – perhaps in the hope that being ignorant might excuse lack of required action.
All three kinds of ignorance could lead to varying degrees of legal liability.
Out of the three, deliberate ignorance could have the most serious legal consequences as in certain cumstances it could amount to fraud.