[In response to me saying that it would be arragant to assume our interpretation of the bible to be flawless.]
Yeah, I agree, it would be pretty arrogant. That's why we should only care what God says. And, thankfully, it's all there in black and white,and red.
It's actually very funny when people think the Bible can be interpreted in many different ways, then say one would be arrogant if their way was perfect. You know why? Because, it's the whole "many interpretations" from those who claim to not claim "perfection" that have actually made themselves sound arrogant. It appears there is a HUGE amount of ARROGANCE on the part of those believing in "many interpretations" because you are in essence, telling God that HIS Word can, in fact, say whatever YOU WANT IT TO SAY, and are not trusting, having faith, that 100% of God's Word means ONLY WHAT HE SAYS. The Bible, I will let you in on a little fact, is NOT OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION!!! You don't have ANY RIGHT TO CHANGE GOD'S WORD TO SUIT WHAT YOU WANT IT TO SAY!!! And that is what interpretation is. Making it what you want it to be. Read the Bible and see what GOD wants you to believe, not what someone else has told you. God didn't inspire men's word to be spoken. He inspired HIS WORD to be spoken.
I used to be Catholic and thought the same things as you. Thanks to God I learned to "discern the spirits" and know what God says so that when someone else speaks, I will know if it's the truth...God's truth, or not.
I hope you will prayerfully consider only following God's Word and not your interpretation. After all, you are a sinner like the rest of us. Who are you going to listen to? Sinners? or God? The sinLESS? Consider it for your own salvations sake. Do what's right for your own soul. No one else can do it for you.
Tammy Snyder, blogspot 16 Comments
[8/16/2008 7:59:49 PM]
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