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Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by aspen, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    if you discovered that the doctrines you have defended for years are wrong, how would you respond?

    Would it call everything you believe about God into question?

    Would you admit you were wrong to yourself? Others?
     
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    Dcopymope Well-Known Member

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    If I were to arrive as this holier than thou being as "another Jesus", from "another spirit" to preach "another gospel" and brought everything you believed about God into question, how would you respond to that? Mind you, I am fully expecting a 'man' to arrive who will do exactly that, and I'm sure it will be a mosaic of every single "do" religion known to man. My response to this "do" religion undermining the faith will be simple; it will be with the last words spoken of by Jesus on the cross: "it is finished". It will be another way in telling said individual to buzz off into the Lake of Fire where he belongs, a middle finger of sorts.

     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    So you are confident that the doctrines you hold to be true are, in fact, without a silver of doubt, true?
    There is no room for any mistake in judgment, on your part?
    Any questioning of correct doctrine by yourself or others is a direct ticket to Hell?

    Having this standard for yourself, how do you confront people who you believe to be wrong? Is there any consideration for the impact your truth might have on their faith? How do you predict they will respond?
     
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    Marymog Well-Known Member

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    I would admit to be wrong.

    The doctrines I defend have been around for almost 2,000 years. Those doctrines have been given to us by the Apostles (Council of Jerselum), the Apostolic Fathers and re-affirmed by the Fathers of The Church.

    If the doctrines I defend are wrong then Christianity has been wrong for 2,000 years and God abandoned us a long time ago. I do not believe God abandoned us for the first 1,500 years of Christianity and then re-engaged with us when the Reformation (revolution) divided The Church. Those that didn't agree with the reformers divided us again. And then those that didn't agree with the reformers of the reformers divided us again and so on and so on. The Lutheren Church doesn't even practice or preach what Luther originally practiced or preached AND the men who joined Calvin disagreed with him and some of the bizarre things he wanted to implement. The only ORIGINAL Churches I can HISORICALLY find are the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. They had their division about 1,000 years ago but they are closer to THE TRUTH then ANY Protestant church.

    It is easy to trace and research and learn ORIGINAL Church doctrine. For some it is not easy to accept.
    To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.

    My two cents worth...Mary
     
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    Sword Well-Known Member

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    I would do what I done. I would be shocked and in disbelief and as it sunk in like it did. I would start trying to make sure its correct and then when I was fully convinced and knew how the boys felt on the road to amais not sure how you spell it. I would grab it with both hands and throw myself into it completly and share it as best as I could with others,

    The big problen is this. You Got Revalation. and you can only pass on information. That is a big problem. For the ones who dont believe what you tell them. Even wheb they know you had a part in healing miricles they still wont see it. That is why I use the willfully ignorant verse a lot.
     
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    DPMartin Well-Known Member

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    the truth is we are all incorrect, and it is Jesus that is correct, always, 24/7. hence it is Jesus Christ that is the true interpretation completion and fulfillment of the will of God for man to man. how did Solomon say it the beginning of knowledge wisdom and understanding is? "The fear of the LORD" hence LORD.

    men set their own theology in front of God's Truth, and that is because they have no fear of the LORD.
     
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    Lucian Hodoboc New Member

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    The only way I could find out that I'm wrong would be if Jesus Himself came down from Heaven and told me that I'm wrong. And He would have to prove that He's Jesus by showing me angels and by reviving someone who has been dead for 4 days like He did to Lazarus. And if He could prove that He is Jesus and He said that the doctrines are wrong, then I'd ask Him for forgiveness and tremble as I awaited my punishment.
     
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    FHII Well-Known Member

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    I stick to my guns as long as I can, but when I am wrong I admit it.... Happened recently as a matter of fact.
     
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    bbyrd009 Groper

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    pretty much, ya. Paul was pretty clear about that i guess
    you would rather die first, trust me.
    or at least that is what some guys that you trust to interpret the bible for you told you, and you believed, same as me.
     
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    bbyrd009 Groper

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    i fell off the edge of the world, and shot dope for 20 years myself
    hmm. i don't know why, but for whatever reason i was not put in doubt about God. Possibly because we have ample Scripture that describes those who pastor for money, etc, and i was shown these at that time.
    to myself, sure, but i did not have the stones at the time to admit it to any others.
     
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    Helen Well-Known Member

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    Good question ...

    Personally I have been quiet happy when something that I held 'as truth' was found not to be. Why would we want to hold something which God has shown us... is not what we thought!!
    I have found in my many decades of walking with the Lord that He leads us faithfully. We can trust Him.
    Yes, I have had to let go of some things that I had learned as a younger Christian and just took by trust ,from those who taught me.
    Even now, that which I do hold, I hold lightly..."in God" there are many levels of truth..as we walk in light The Holy Spirit shows us new and deeper things.
    God keep us from ever believing that we have arrived at 'all truth', and that there is nothing more of God to learn. That to me is nothing more than arrogance on our part ...by believing that we have arrived, and 'sitting there' just shows that we no longer have a teachable spirit. That's sad.

    Surely we would WANT to know if what we believe about something is not correct. o_O
     
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    Helen Well-Known Member

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    P.S to the above post I wrote. I made that sound very easier and lighter than it often was.
    When I said I was 'happy'..I meant that I am always happy when God reveals something to me...either through the bible , through another child of God...or directly, into my spirit. So, 'happy' yes...easy? no, not always.
    Once I waited on the Lord for weeks and weeks over something that I felt He was showing me.....it was a bit of a struggle. It was something so ingrained into me I had a struggle letting it go of it...(just in case my "letting go" was the wrong thing to do. So I was hit with the many " what if's".)
    Then one day the Lord gave me a short vision from nowhere. I wasn't praying at that time...I was not asking for confirmation at the time...in fact I was not doing anything "spiritual"...I had just woken up so I was still groggy.
    What God showed me was so simple...but my heart received it and I knew it sealed the issue for me...the weeks or months of struggle, of asking God for confirmation , having received many, but I still couldn't totally "let go" of the old teaching and concept.
    Then, in an instant my "inner man" just knew.
     
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    I'm not a prophet or even claiming to get understanding from the holy spirit, so there is always room for error on my part, unlike the many clowns the world over claiming to be prophets and filled with the holy spirit as they spread obvious blasphemy. My first rule of thumb for the word of God is simple, if the interpretation doesn't make logical sense, then there is something fishy about the interpretation, and I will pick it apart with a fine tooth pick. There are many who will dismiss the importance of logic in the thing they claim to believe in with all their heart, soul and mind, but good luck preaching a message that is lacking simple 0's and 1's to a hardcore bible scoffer, who will give you one hundred reasons for him not to believe. You better be able to explain whatever the hell it is you claim to believe as truth, and explain it very well. Its the one thing that many Christians don't do well, is actually providing sound arguments in defense of the faith.
     
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    Why do you think you are going to be punnished?
     
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    The Immaculate Conception. Defined in 1854, I think. And also, I think, this means the Catholic Church considers this doctrine to be a teaching extending back to the start of the Church.
    Please correct my history if I'm wrong.
    So, from a Protestant perspective, this doctrine is not only false but not even a teaching which goes back 2000 years.

    I do want to be corrected about getting the facts right concerning your Church. Don't want BOL accusing me of lying....
     
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    ha, like he's not gonna do that anyway
     
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    For forty-eight years I have been indoctrinated to believe what I have been told to believe. It came from all sides. I chose a side; based primarily off of which side sounded the most logical. Without reading His word.

    Every day I find I am wrong. Every day God shows that I have believed man for way to long, instead of knowing Him intimately.

    Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
     
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    ScottA Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I would hope that most would not be too emotional to respond honestly...but that is not at all what I see. Most are offended at hearing the real truth, willing to crucify the messenger.
     
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    Sword Well-Known Member

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    True but I believe the ones who posted here already
     
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    ScottA Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear. I have not read all yet - will do!
     
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