1. How does God regard sins of ignorance?
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent,” Acts 17:30.
2. To whom is sin imputed?
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin,” James 4:17.
3. In what words did Christ teach the same truth?
“Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see: therefore your sin remaineth.” “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak [Margin: excuse] for their sin,” John 9:41; 15:22. See John 3:19.
4. In view of this, what instruction does He give?
“Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you . . . . While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of light,” John 12:35, 36.
5. Who courts the light?
“Every one that doeth evil hateth the light . . . . But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God,” John 3:20, 21.