I have never been one of those who found the heart shrivel as God and his Word are known better. Putting more knowledge in my head about God and his ways was like throwing wood in the furnace of my worship. For me, seeing has meant savoring. And the clearer the seeing, the sweeter the savoring.
Note: This is how learning ought to be...
The New Testament speaks throughout of the use of our minds in the process of Christian conversion and growth and obedience. For example, at least  ten times in the book of Acts, Luke says that Paul’s strategy was to “reason” with people in his effort to convert them to Christ and build them up (Acts 17:2, 4, 17; 18:4, 19; 19:8, 9; 20:7, 9; 24:25).
Note: logical and persuasive presntation of the Gospel is completely in keeping with Paul's practice. So what do you make of 1 Cor. 1-2?
That’s why Paul says in Ephesians 2:8, “By grace you have been saved through faith.” Grace from God corre lates with faith in us (see Rom. 4:16). And the reason is that grace is God’s free giving, and faith is our helpless receiving. When God justi fies us by faith alone, he has respect not to faith as virtue but faith as a receiving of Christ. So it is the same as saying that not our virtue, but Christ’s virtue, is the ground of our justification.5
Note: this is why it is crucial to focus the discussion to he biblical category and not the concept as commonly used. In Pauline usage is it primarily a receiving and not an acting?
This is profound. Paul is saying that knowing (and the thinking that produced it) is not true knowing just because it contains right doctrine about food offered to  idols. They knew some true facts about God and about their freedom, but Paul said that they only imagined that they know.
Note: it is possible for right thinking to produce true conclusions that are only partial understandings.