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Can a normal human rightfully claim that their interpretation of the Bible is the only correct one?


Can this notion of "I am right and you are wrong" really exist in a healthy Christian? I am beginning to think that it cannot. It is becoming a little obvious that those who proclaim their truth to be true for all others are just a little unbalanced. What do you think?

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Ronald E. Franklin (RonElFran) says

8 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Do you believe the first CHURCH was established on Day of Pentecost & our example? Do u blv Acts 1:4; WAIT; Acts 2:38;42 or if not Gal 1:6-9 applies?

    Therefore, Col 2:16 speaks of "Ordinances" (v20) vs "Salvation!"

    Baptism: Col 2:12 "Buried!"


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manatita44 says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    A marvelous comment that I will take to heart. A great thing to have the spirit and the intellect to engage or not.


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Ericajean says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    That is a very nice answer. Thank you.


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Lawrence Hebb (lawrence01) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    Really cool Lawrence, as I read this I came to see that much in life is a test. Not a me against you test, not a competition but rather a test in confidence in faith.


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RTalloni says

8 months ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    I like your notion of peer review. I sure do treasure my buddies that keep me from getting too far out their.


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Akanshaa Kumar (akanshaakumar) says

8 months ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    Very interesting. You made me reflect "I am right, right now but tomorrow I might be right differently". I just love the word growth. You just changed my outlook for now, thank you.


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Word (word55) says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    "Interpretation" is from "man's understanding" vs "revelation" from GOD (aka Holy Spirit)!

    I Cor 2:10 "But GOD has REVEALED them unto us by HIS SPIRIT: for the SPIRIT searchest ALL things, YEA, the "DEEP THINGS" OF GOD!"

    Hallelujah!

    ONE MIND!


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Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    Yes Ralph that is a never ending cycle. Obsessive devotion to setting laws in place seems abnormal at all times.


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Eva G (Evane) says

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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    FIRST one MUST "READ" ("STUDY" II Tim 2:15) in "chronological order" (Is 28:10) doing II Chrn 7:14 "THEN they "will hear fm heaven" ("revelation")!


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Alan (jonnycomelately) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    Funny Alan but it seems that love is the last thing these folks want.


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Lucy (Luciferguson) says

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 8 months ago

    Sensible and to the point. Thank you.

    And a warm welcome to HubPages, Lucy.


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Guilherme Radaeli (Dakk) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    That is a very interesting faith you have. I like it.


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Gabriel Wilson says

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  • Norine Williams 6 months ago

    Do you believe? If so, believe 2 Tim 3:16; Jer 31:33;Heb 8:10;10:16; Jn 14:26;16:13;Acts 1:4;8; 2:2;38! Now you believe in New Covenant & should live under as did the disciples in Acts 2:42!

    If "unbalanced" u're looking as those in Acts 2:13!


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    charlie (celafoe) 8 months ago

    tolerance of incorrect scriptural teachings/beliefs is TOTALLY CONTRARY TO SCRIPTURE. incorrect understanding is to be exposed and corrected. there are to be NO DIVISIONS. divisions (denominations) are of man, not God

    9denominations) are


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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

8 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Yes, Matt 7:1 says (YOU) "Judge not..." but GOD loves "judgment" (Isaiah 61:8)! We judge when not in WORD & should ONLY judge w/WORD; then not us judging but GOD! How else can u LOVE your neighbor (Lev 19:17)?


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Rachael Lefler (RachaelLefler) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Well said


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niconikko says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Interesting perspective. I see where you are coming from and it is worth thinking about.


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Joelipoo says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Really a good answer. And you are right the question can apply to all of life.


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Linda Lum (Carb Diva) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    Linda, some times you redirect me. What a pleasant connection we have. I have some insight to goodness that I did not know. I really like that. I think in a very positive way you have in a sense corrected me. How nice that is to have a friend.


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Readmikenow says

8 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    WRONG! "Unless you commit to learning the history and languages, much of the Bible will not be known by you."

    Do u really think man's intellect supersedes JESUS (Holy Spirit)?

    If WORD says "HE would "LEAD & GUIDE US INTO "ALL" TRUTH" that's


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lucabrasi says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    That raises a clear point. If someone can read the Bible as a Christian at 30 and come to one understanding and then again at 50 and have another understanding. Doesn't even an individual have different understanding.


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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

6 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 6 months ago

    Men "interpret" but the Holy Spirit "reveals" TRUTH!

    If Scripture says HS will "lead & guide us into ALL TRUTH," it is commanded of us to "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for HIS assistance then we would have Faith in SAME "ONE MIND" (JESUS) & not "DIFFER


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Mr. Happy says

8 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Col 2:16 "Let no man judge u in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath day." However, this has nothing to do w/SALVATION but "ordinances" (v20)! However for SALVATION "READ" Galatians 1:6-9 "ACCURSED!"


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Michael Collins (mike102771) says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    One MUST "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for SAME "revelation" from SAME ONE MINDED SPIRIT (Holy Spirit) to be "WITH ONE ACCORD!" Otherwise, 1K+ denominations with different "interpretations" v "revelation" from Holy Spirit!


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erinshelby says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    AGAIN JESUS SAID "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for HELP (Jn 14:26;16:13) fm the Holy Spirit to be w/TRUTH (JESUS aka GOD) Who has 1 Mind & IS 1 SPIRIT (I Cor 12)!

    Now if we "... just read the Bible for yourself and think on it"=interpretation=diff beliefs!


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Matthew Woolsey says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    I agree w/1st para & disagree w/other! Your mom is biblically right!

    There is "rt way & wrong way" or no heaven & hell!

    "True Christians" were told to "REBUKE" (Lev 19:17) & Judge (I Pet 4:17+MORE)!

    Sister errs (Rm 1:21-32)!


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The Examiner-1 says

8 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    "Christians" job to "judge!"

    Apparently, you're not?


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Natasha (NatashaL) says

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awais nazir says

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 8 months ago

    Welcome to HubPages, awais nazir. But can I ask you one question -

    "Is your mind closed to any further understanding?"


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Maggie Morgan (Magi Morgan) says

8 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Amen!


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KingdomCome says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    But do you think that Holy Spirit treats us and teaches us all the same, or it is not the Holy Spirit?


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Angele Parris says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Dear heart, when 1 "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for the Holy Spirit to "reveal" Scripture, he CAN"T BE WRONG for Holy Spirit is JESUS Who does NOT LIE (Numbers 23:19)!

    Read I Thessalonians 4:13-18 to see where we go when we die!


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Edwinoel Tanglao says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    MY GOD! You UNDERSTAND! We MUST "WAIT" for HELP fm d Holy Spirit to connect to D SPIRIT for CORRECT "revelation" not "opinions!"

    "But d spirit in us is perfect, our image in r spirit, has made possible r perfection in d flesh, as 1 body w Christ."


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Kathleen Cochran says

7 months ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Kathleen, I like that comment, it reminds me that the real basis of Christianity is not dogma or doctrine but rather our personal relationship. And it would not be personal if all were exactly the same.


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Hxprof says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    "They would've told us exactly what scripture means." Jesus didn't! Matt 13:10-13 "Those who do not have Holy Spirit cannot understand." Why HE asked us to "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for "HELP" (Jn 14:26;16:13); otherwise, "interpretation" v "revelation!"


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charlie (celafoe) says

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  • KingdomCome 8 months ago

    Spot on celafoe.


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Ajax 2016 says

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  • Norine Williams 6 months ago

    "Learn all u can to feed the soul" goes against THE CREATOR! READ Proverbs 3:5 "Lean NOT to "your own" understanding" but TRUST HIM to "lead & guide u into ALL truth" (Jn 14:26)!

    This is an ALL SPIRITUAL journey!


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Cynthia Haltom says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Matt 16:17 "No one has "REVEALED" this to you but the Father" (Holy Spirit)! Man's "interpretations" have created 1K+ diff denominations!

    It's not a "personal thing," but a ONE MINDED SPIRIT Thing according to WORD!

    Satan has deceived!


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thishumility says

7 months ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    I have heard this train of thought many many times. It is interesting. I think sometimes goes like the issue here. "There is only one right way to have spirituality". But I am guilty of escaping from the day to day into the realm of spirituality.


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Kevin W (Alphadogg16) says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    Pretty straightforward. I wonder what it feels like to "believe" in yourself enough to think you are right as opposed to God.


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whonunuwho says

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    charlie (celafoe) 8 months ago

    hmmmm- certainly NOT scriptural advice. best idea is learn the true understanding and follow scripture not man as scripture tells us to. in the true church of Jesus Christ all are of one accord with scripture and each other


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    Friend give us a list of JC chastising such behavior.


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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Grace: When ppl use "their brain" they go against the Holy Spirit's job! That's why there r so many diff interpretations! The HS is ONE SPIRIT w/ONE MIND therefore HE doesn't tell 1 something & another something diff! Ppl think smarter than GOD


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Kiss andTales says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    What an interesting answer. I think this says much "Also who is it that establish what is normal what is not under who's standards?" I think that your groups comes under a lot attacks. So I value your opinion in this matter.


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gaurav oberoi says

6 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 6 months ago

    What happened to the "WORKS" of the Holy Spirit? Is HE (GOD) not in your RELIGION?


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Blessed Hill says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 7 months ago

    That is really well said. Yours is a very valid viewpoint.


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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

8 months ago
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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    That is a very cool insight Tim, thank you.


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Wayne Carlisle (txthorn) says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    Why JESUS "commanded" us to "WAIT" (Acts 1:4) for HS (JESUS) to "REVEAL" TRUTH!

    Well, if "THE SAME SPIRIT" (I Cor 12), IT has different Mind (Heb 13:8)? Scripture LIES?

    "O "FOOLISH" Gal (Gal 3:1) who has bewitched u & "PERVERTED" Gospel of Chri


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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    Edwinoel Tanglao 8 months ago

    D true judge is d living God, in Christ's Jesus, fr His mouth comes judgement n words fr D Father who sent the Son. Man's judgement may never d trusted, if ruled by d flesh, not by d Spirit of God. For d flesh remains imperfect O/T , Spirit is Truth.


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roselinsojan says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    GOD is a "jealous GOD" (Exd 34:14) & NOTHING "correct" BUT HIM!

    HOLY SPIRIT asked us to "LEAN NOT TO "YOUR OWN" UNDERSTANDING" (Prov 3:5)! When "WE" do, against GOD (aka Holy Spirit)!


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Ashae Harris says

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  • Norine Williams 8 months ago

    Now if you had "WAITED" you'd not be "looking for job" for Holy Spirit "leads & guides one into ALL TRUTH" for all situations! Matt 6:33 "Seek ye FIRST..& ALL thgs will be added unto u." Go ahead, "get out house,' but get CHRIST 1st!!!


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Luther Seed says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    Right not "literally!"

    Why JESUS said "THEY THAT "WORSHIP" M-U-S-T WORSHIP IN "SPIRIT" & IN "TRUTH" (Jn 4:23-24)!


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Norine Williams says

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    Mr. Happy 8 months ago

    You say: "Angers me Bible is there for ALL but too LAZY to READ!" The Bible reads: "Do not have companionship with anyone given in to anger" Proverbs - The Faithful should simply stay away from You. You spread poison with your anger.


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yecall says

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    Michael Collins (mike102771) 8 months ago

    Humility, intelligence, an open mind and receptive to various explanations on the internet about the bible (or any subject)? Good luck.


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Edge Valmond says

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    charlie (celafoe) 7 months ago

    wow- what an off the wall answer-- totally contrary to scripture. There is ONE CORRECT understanding of the scriptures and most people are too self centered to ever truly look for and find it.


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ashraf psy says

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    Edwinoel Tanglao 7 months ago

    The mind of the Spirit is "truth" of the divine, onto holiness in Christ Jesus, the truth in this life. The mind or soul of the flesh leads to "darkness n evil, where pride is,where d deadly sin emanates, "idolatry," the rule of Mammon, d false god


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Bezalel Podolak (cmktk) says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    No person is "right," ONLY the WORD of GOD!


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viewfinders says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    Shut Up "FOOL!" (Doesn't mean not voice "opinion!")

    IF you "lean toward man rather than GOD" (Gal 1:10), you are not a servant of GOD!

    "O "FOOLISH" Galatians who has "BEWITCHED" you..." (Gal 3:1)?


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True Truthseeker says

7 months ago
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  • Norine Williams 7 months ago

    "O ye of "little faith..." Did the Holy Spirit not SAY HE (aka JESUS) would "lead and guide us into ALL truth" (Jn 14:26; 16:13)?

    Why don't you "BELIEVE" if TRULY a "Christian?"


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Manjunath7472 says

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    charlie (celafoe) 7 months ago

    another ridiculous NON -CHRISTIAN diatribe that has no place in this section


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