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Old 10-15-2017, 09:06 PM
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I have never understood scripture 100% clearly...from my study or trying to understand someone else's study clearly. When I thought I knew something of scripture to a T, and a matter seem definite and settled often latter I found more or less than originally because my faith has not always been the same... ( My relationship with God is always changing.) Sometimes what I found myself strong in, I latter found it was weakness, and what I thought myself weak in, I found I was of great strength after all.

It seems to me that life in the way is a growing thing, as one's relationship with God grows with time. Scripture is important but my relationship with God is far more important.

To be honest the most simple things I learned that were God's, His way with the Hebrews and through his son Jesus or Jesus' way with the Jews, when I was a child continues to be a great light remembered and inspiration into the truth that is Christianity. ( Perhaps it is difficult to corrupt God's love in the heart of a child.) I could have been illiterate and almost ignorant of scripture as it was my parents who first informed me concerning the God of the patriarchs and Jesus and then the church followed by many examples of believers who were in the way.

In otherwords I understood clearly or just as clearly as studying scripture by the many examples of individuals, near and far, who had lived and some as I hope you are today, this very day, living in the way.

Perhaps the reason for so many denominations is not so much interpretations of scripture, but perhaps due to peoples who distress their born again lives by excessive study of that life to the detriment of what should be impressively living it.


I think that perhaps we need to ask who gives us liberty? Is it from the judgement of men and women who study scripture or God's judgement come through the lives of the people of faith???

From the get go, re: Christianity, many studied and knew scripture but did not recognize Jesus and in effect God. And not knowing life with God they were lost yet they claimed God to be especially theirs and so their way was false and so they were blinded.
I too had an extremely Godly mother who loved the Lord with all her heart. She also instilled in me a love for the Word of God and prayer. She loved the Bible and spending time in prayer with the One who purchased her salvation. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. His Word is recorded for us in the Holy Bible. It is very important for us to read and meditate on it. The Psalmist wrote, oh how I love Your Law, it is my meditation all the day. I could go on for days. There is nothing wrong with looking at other people as long as they are following Christ.
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And concerning the Bereans, the original ones; It has always seemed to me, even to this day or it has been my impression that the testing of Paul's ministry ( his message to them) was their purpose in searching scripture and not so much for growth in faith.

And so since it is plain that we don't need to mistrust Paul or his message, I don't know why we would need to double check scripture and cross its every T to live our life in God?
That is also an admonition for us to do as they did, because not all that speak from the pulpit preach the entire Word of the Living God. That is why it is up to us to see if what is said and preached lines up with His Word. Paul even said, you follow me as I follow Christ!
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That is also an admonition for us to do as they did, because not all that speak from the pulpit preach the entire Word of the Living God. That is why it is up to us to see if what is said and preached lines up with His Word. Paul even said, you follow me as I follow Christ!
I suspect if everyone had to do as you say, checking the pulpit against Scripture, Christianity would be muchly a church hopping affair! due by what was understood to be said or meant and what was meant and by what was understood as read and meant and in faith meant. And the outcome would be many various and sundry denominations, sects, cults, social upheavals, the mixing of politics with the church(es), the inappropriate mixing of the worldly to the heavenly, etc... Let us hope that for the efforts of God towards man it does never comes to this...
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