Lesson 2 -
Knowledge of Truth is Freedom
"Ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free."
KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH IS FREEDOM.
IN the previous lesson the statement is made that ignorance of truth is bondage to error. All bondage is mortal error, or mortal belief in limitation, because of the false education, false believing, and false ideas regarding the nature and character of the God we worship.
No matter how sincerely devout we may be in the worship of our God, if we have false ideas, or a wrong conception of God, we are worshiping a false God, and all our appeals are as vain as if made to a god of wood or stone; our condition is then one of bondage, because of the error. We are thus demonstrably ignorant of the true God.
A false idea concerning God is the first or fundamental error of the race, because all other falsities grow out of it.
If we believe God to be a cruel, vindictive despot, ready to slay or punish us on the slightest