11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord,
‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,
to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Ezekiel 33:17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
17 Yet your people say, “The way of the Lord is not just,”
when it is their own way that is not just.
John 8:31-33 New King James Version (NKJV)
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him,
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and
have never been in bondage to anyone.
How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”