"Power for godliness comes through the knowledge of God. The starting point of all godliness is not effort. It is the initial reception of the knowledge of God, when God reveals to us His character, our sin, and Christ's Cross-work through His Word. This knowledge is more than mere cognitive awareness that results from a divine data transfer. It is a relational knowledge of God that results from being called by Him into His family and fellowship (2 Pet. 1:3-8)."