We do not mean to belittle people in any way, but “ignorant” and “confused” describe many good and honest souls in the world of religion. Jesus said to those of His day, “Ye do err, (NKJV has “you are mistaken”) not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God” (Mt. 22:29). Just how many people come under this same condemnation today?
Look at some of the things which are taught and widely accepted today, but in reality are false doctrines: The rapture; the thousand year reign; marriage, divorce and remarriage for any cause; how men (or women in the case of many religions) are called to preach; miraculous healing; once saved always saved; salvation by faith only; etc. Those souls who believe theses things, among many other false doctrines, are gravely mistaken. These things are simply not taught in the Scriptures!
The only way to know the will of God is to study (Jn. 7:17; 2 Tim. 2:15: Acts 17:11). Once we learn God’s word, we must obey it (Mt. 7:21f; Lk. 6:46).
We do not want to come into judgment having lived in error concerning God’s will (Mt. 7:22-23). We need to learn His will, obey in all things and continue faithful unto death.