The truth you know is what you live by. If what you know is someone's assumption, then, it is important to investigate if the source of their knowledge is consistent with the body of knowledge or truth. Some people will miss God in this life not because God did not do something about their salvation but because they believed a lie. You have to understand there is a difference between "the truth" and "perverted truth". I will explain the difference in the next post after this.
Most people live their lives by information they haven't verified. Have you ever tried to figure out the source of the information or knowledge you live by? For example, I see people received advice about marriage or their relationship from people who have had one or several divorces. Can you give what you don't have? If someone has had one or more divorces, it means they failed to make their marriage work. Listening to such people will not help you. I can hear someone saying , "well, I will learn from their mistakes". Well, if they had the answer or have learnt from the previous marriage, they won't be divorced in the first place.
The quality of life you will live is dependent on the truth you know and live by. If all you know and live by are the assumptions of men, then, you are of all men most miserable. People live their lives only to find out years later they have lived a lie all their lives. If you test the whole world with that question, "how many wise men visited Jesus when he was born"? I can confidently tell you that 95 percent of the world's population will go with the answer three. You know why? People just don't want to go the extra mile to verify the source of the information their knowledge is based on. That's ignorance, but remember ignorance is not an excuse.
To be continued...