Knowledge in and of itself does not equal an experience.
Knowledge apart from experience is always second hand. First-hand knowledge is gleaned only, always, from first-hand experience. Knowledge apart from experience is hearsay at best, and is unreasoned, illogical, disconnected speculation at worst. Experiencing the intimate reality of truth, and subsequently storing that experience through logic and reason, empowers us to propel into life through first-hand meaning. Truth requires no less than our willingness to personally learn from him with every faculty, and no more than knowing him, completely.