Sunday, June 9, 2013

Why the Difference

Why are there so many differences among protestant christians? 
The very nature of protestantism is to interpret the bible for oneself. It also doesn't help that there are so many translations.

Does the catholic church offer more stability as the interpretation is by papal authority?
That is really for you to decide - some would rather have their religion defined for them. Most catholics have not even read the bible , which includes many priests.

Is there a true christian church?
The body of christ is real - Yes. Does it have a modern label or is it a religion - No. The body of christ is experienced not defined. There are people of all the churches mentioned that have something of value from their inner being.

It would be ludicrous to think that God would just scoop up one building and take everyone in it and leave the rest to burn. With love comes understanding, patience and kindness.

Can love be falsified?
The bible does speak of false prophets performing miracles in Jesus name. It also speaks of discerning the truth. The main test is the fruits of the spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Against such things there is no law.... this about sums it up.

But I have seen Sikhs, Hindus and Jews etc. with these same traits.
Yes - being a part of God is not limited to a particular religion, it is a spiritual experience. God is spirit.


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