Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:08 am
by Thomas Eshuis
carl wrote:
THWOTH wrote:
carl wrote:
THWOTH wrote:Carl,

Would you agree that the biblical interpretation and the beliefs and practices of many nominal Christian denominations are wrong?

Not really. Name which belief or practice you have in mind and I will try to address.

There are too many Christian denominations to name, but your answer would imply that (just to take some examples) you think Baptists, Presbyterians, The Amish, Methodists, Seventh Day Adventists, Greek and Russian Orthodox, Jehovahs Witnesses, Roman Catholics, Quakers, Mormons and Anglicans are all essentially correct in the matter of their biblical interpretation and the beliefs and practices which distinguish each of them from the others?

Is that your position carl?

No. 'Christian' means to follow Christ, so I would simply compare what the Bible says to what their doctrine says.

Do you wear nylon carl?
Do you kill disobedient children carl?
Do you burn trees that bear rotten apples carl?
The whole point of the 2000+ denominations is that there is no consensus on what the Bible supposedly says.

carl wrote: There are items of doctrine for which there is specifically called out in the Bible (primary doctrine) and there are some other aspects which are not specifically called out (peripheral or secondary doctrine). There are areas on which to disagree and allow for that (peripheral areas) and areas of disagreement which separates truth from error (primary areas).

For example, there are primary doctrinal differences between the Bible and the WatchTower teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses. For Christianity, the Bible is primary. Everything else - teachings of various organizations, traditions, etc. are tertiary.

What do you think it primary for the Jehovah's Witnesses carl?
Hint, it begins with B.. and ends with ..ible.

carl wrote:2 Timothy 3: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


Legolas, Lord of the Rings, Two Towers 2:12
"They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!"

Accept Legolas as your one Savior, or you shall burn in Mordor. For one does not simply walk into there.