The word know means - 1. be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information; 2. have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with; 3. be absolutely certain or sure about something; 4. Have a good command of (subject or language); 5. recognise someone or something; 6. have personal experience of an emotion or situation; 7. have sexual intercourse with someone (archaic).
According to Scripture we are to "know":-
"The resurrection of Jesus was a type of the final resurrection of all who sleep in Him. The countenance of the risen Saviour, His manner, His speech, were all familiar to His disciples. As Jesus arose from the dead, so those who sleep in Him are to rise again. We shall know our friends, even as the disciples knew Jesus. They may have been deformed, diseased, or disfigured, in this mortal life, and they rise in perfect health and symmetry; yet in the glorified body their identity will be perfectly preserved. Then shall we know even as also we are known. 1 Corinthians 13:12. In the face radiant with the light shining from the face of Jesus, we shall recognize the lineaments of those we love." The Desire of Ages, page 804, para 1.
Compiled by S. Goeldner.
© S. D. Goeldner, February, 2020. Last updated February, 2020.
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