WHy Do CHristians accept incorrect answers and thank people for them on here?
I see many professing to be Christian asking questions or posting hubs on the Christian section here that accept and even thank people for giving incorrect (non scriptural) answers or comments instead of correcting the person's error with proper use of scripture. WHY would you affirm a false answer or comment.?
I ask questions to start a discussion Some answers are cut and dry while others are based on different schools of thought. I am a pre-tribber but I know there are post-tribbers and amillienialists. Attempting to correct someone on one point in these cases are not productive unless one wants to just state that the other schools of thought are wrong. Then either a debate starts or people withdraw.
while more than one complementary answers are possible, NO contradictory answers are possible. when there are contradictory answers are given one or both are wrong and discussion to determine TRUTH is in order. no other way is correct.
So why do you think the lie was started? Do you think there will be thousand year reign of Christ?
renegades Schoffield, Darby and a couple others made it popular. It came from a misinterpretation of a womans dream around 1730. I have a hub "we are going where?" that explains the truth. 1000 yr reign not sure I dont do much with Revelation
That's the tricky part about the bible. Who is doing the interpreting, and where do we draw the lines? When does the bible become "too crazy" for some people to believe? When we read about a global flood, or, when we hear about a guy that resurrected after being dead three days?
Let the inspiration of the Holy Spirit be your guide, not the doctrines of religion and tradition. Sure some of them get some of it right, but we can't all be 100% right 100% of the time. Maybe someone does know something that you don't?
I can only speak for myself obviously, since i dont know what others are thinking. I know sometimes if someone gives me an answer I dont know or want to do some research on i will just thank them for their time and go do my research. I personally like asking to questions to learn. I never ask questions to do the "ah ha, gotcha" kind of thing. if i get an answer i disagree with, i will try an debate however, to the best of my abilities.
I think it's out of fear. They don't want to come off as self-righteous. There is a fine line when dealing with people online. If you were in person, it would be a different story, but since you don't know the person and you have no idea on how they will react, some people would rather play it safe then tell them how they really feel. And it also may be out of plain ignorance. Many Christians study the Bible, but there is so much to learn that it would be impossible for any one person to know everything.
celafoe- Your question could not have come at a better time, because this is something I have been thinking about for the past week and a half or so.
It is my firm belief that many false doctrine out there is being persented to be fact by many of the man made churches out there. I do believe it is the respossibility of those who identify false doctrine to speak out against it. Many time I have spoken out against false doctrine and will continue to do so.
Clearly I have, in the past six months or so have spoke out againt false teaching. I have many time been very blunt and direct in my replies to answers and comments that are contrary to bible teaching. And based on their reply back it is clear they are offended or feel personal attacked for their believe in the doctrine they hold dear.
Lately, it has come to my attention by a close friend that many of those who may be offended in my comments are not so much offended by what I say as much as they are offended by the way I say it. It was explained to me that my tone or the approach I uses to explain my point is harsh or abrasive. And because of this people are more apt to turn away from anything I have to say or gives them more reason to defend what is perceived as a personal attack on their faith or doctrine.. And it is giving them more reason to stand there ground in the dortrine they hold. And this in itself may drive those way who are seeking truth. And that is this last thing I want to do.
I believe it is important to continue to point out bad doctrine by revealing or showing sound bible doctrine to those who have been misled or those who are misleading others.
I realize there will be those who will continue to teach or push wrong doctrine to other regardless of what I may say or how I may say it. And I will state here and now that I AM NOT the sole authority on what the bible does and does not say. And don't claim too. So my strongest suggestion to all christian is to take it upon themselves to study the word of God. To get involved in deep study of the word of God. So that over time THEY can identify false doctrine for themselves when they hear it. And question or confront those who are teaching false doctrine. This is a respossibility of every christian. To learn truth, direct others to the truth. But it must be done with the understanding that we are the church. That we are the body of Christ. That the true church is within us. And Christ Jesus is the head of the one and only true Church.
Scriptures can be interpreted in many ways. A lot of egotistical Christians think they have the exclusive interpretation. What's strange to me is, they can look at a scripture, particularly a statement by Jesus, and say he didn't say it. Some Christians want to cling to the idea of suffering, poverty, sin and salvation. They don't believe life is to be enjoyed even though countless scriptures say the joy of the Lord is your strength. Such is the nature of interpretations.
Celafoe, you imply that you have a more perfect understanding. Yet, many of your comments in the past have shown very little understanding of the spirit of scripture. The letter only leads to death.
Too many Christians care about such things, because ego is bruised. But ego is the opposite of Christ's teachings. Following ego is the opposite of following Christ. Some with big egos may call this unscriptural, simply because they don't understand scripture. Those who always need to be right (first, ego) shall be last (humbled).
For more than 1,500 years, the teachings of Christ have been mangled by those who were more interested in political advancement. This became dogma, starting with Constantine and Justinian. Their dogma was definitely not scriptural, but it persists today.
We all do not know all of God's Truth. We all need to remain humble and hungry for answers. Do not accept any human's answers as Truth. Show love, but also encourage everyone to leave even their current truths for ones closer to God's Truth. The path is called "path" for the very good reason that it requires one to travel it. Too many have sat down, thinking that they have arrived, only to block the path.
I encourage you to keep learning from scripture. You don't know it, yet. Neither do I, and I've been studying it for over 60 years.
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