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Characteristics of “The New Man”

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What are the characteristics of “The New Man”?

  • He is renewed in knowledge
  • after the image of him that created him
  • Where there is neither:
    • Greek nor Jew
    • circumcision nor uncircumcision
    • Barbarian
    • Scythian
    • bond nor free
  • But Christ is all
    • and in all

Commentary:

In the discussion of the new man, he is a contrast to the old man in Colossians 3:9. The old man is characterized by his deeds in verse 8. Such deeds are not worthy of commendation. Such deeds are to be put off. They are not characteristic of the new man.

The new man is renewed in knowledge. This knowledge is after the image of the Lord Jesus Christ who created him. This means that the believer is immersed into a whole new world view. This world view is based in knowledge.  Prior to this the man lived in ignorance. In particular this ignorance was concerning knowledge of his Creator. Such necessary knowledge patterns one to the image of his Creator.

The character of the new man is unique. He is not patterned after any religious grouping, ethnic grouping, nor civil legal status known before. All prior identifications ceased. This new identification is very specific. He is to understand that Christ is all and in all. All is after the image of him that created him. Jesus Christ is the basis of knowledge.

Illustrate Facts or Commentary

Is your instruction commentary or factual?

It is important that a student receive factual instruction that is generally free of commentary. Of if the instructor wishes to provide commentary, then that instructor needs to divide the instructional content in such a manner that the student is told that one part is evidence based and the other part is commentary or interpretation of the evidence. This is honest teaching.

This is important to any level of higher or lower educational learning. By using this method, the student is able to learn discriminating skills which afford true learning and discerning. Even if one instructor differs from another in quality, the student learns to develop independent skills which lead to deeper thinking. This also leads to higher qualities of scientific research results.

This form of teaching and learning needs to apply to all areas of curriculum whether it is science or social science.

When does knowledge become knowledge?

It would have to depend upon whether it is based upon reliable data, data which is properly organized about reliable presumptions, and whether it is provable by repeated testing, whether it is possible to prove it wrong, and whether there are contradictory conclusions which can be accounted for.

Knowledge is something which is knowable. It must be able to stand the test of time. In fact true knowledge is incontestable in the end.

We have been using radio active decay principles to date many of our artifacts. At first it seemed to be the basis for knowledge. But as more consideration has been made of its reliability, this method is failing a great many tests of ‘at least’ the application of its use without considering some serious variables.

Consider this link which brings serious doubt on one area of reliability and application. http://www.icr.org/article/5656/

They Don’t Know What Truth Is?

Should it not be disturbing to a student if he were to learn that his professor seems to not know that truth is always is true? The meaning of truth references that which remains. It is something that does not deceive. The words “to know, knowledge, fact, and even information depend upon this understanding. Without truth, mathematics ceases to be understandable. Science becomes a myth. Logic is no longer logical.  Truth cannot come from that which is random for random is fraught with inconsistencies. Except it come from the source of intelligence, the Creator of Heaven and earth, meaning ceases to exist.

What is “knowledge”?

On facebook I asked the question, “What is ‘knowledge’?”

This is a question which would at first seem so simple, but in today’s world it would appear to be an unknown. I have studied on this for a number of weeks and am still puzzling out the definition and application of this term.

I hope that this turns into a discussion. Add to the comments.  Facebook input is included the  below:

‎”know (ing) there is a “ledge”. 🙂 – lds
Knowledge is knowing, wisdom is acting upon that knowledge. – mkh
07-17-2010
Examples of attempts at application, questioning, and definition.

The Bible says “in the beginning, God created”, not in the beginning the goo oozed and then the Big Bang. -tm
The Bible says God formed man out of the dust of the earth and breathed life into his nostrils, not that man evolved from an ape. I don’t even see a mention of ape in the forming of man. -tm
The Bible says “in the beginning, God created”, not in the beginning the goo oozed and then the Big Bang. -tm
The Bible says God formed man out of the dust of the earth and breathed life into his nostrils, not that man evolved from an ape. I don’t even see a mention of ape in the forming of man. -tm
If the fear of the LORD is the “beginning” of knowledge, what is the full acquisition of knowledge? In other words, when does one fully arrive in the knowledge area? -tm
Knowledge is just the acquiring of information unless one FEARS the LORD. -tm

1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. ” I think that..Biblically.. the consummation of knowledge will be only when we see Jesus face to face and our sanctification is complete in Heaven. -jk

like that answer…but narrow it to our earthly pilgrimage. -tm
Well, I’m not certain that a person can “fully arrive in the knowledge area” this side of Heaven. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come,”(John 16:13) & “All Scripture is given by … See More inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) I believe that the Word of God is all that God intends for us to know of Himself..this side of Heaven and that any knowledge not seen through the lens of Scripture and exposed by the Spirit will be skewed. Again, I’m not sure we ever “arrive”. Even in Heaven, I don’t think we will ever exhaust all there is to know of our God. As to our earthly pilgrimage, I believe we are to strive to know and enjoy more of Him every single day. -jk