Who among us will bow his ego to reason, knowing full well that, quite possibly, truth will show at least one contradiction within his most cherished doctrinal belief?
It is not difficult to find someone who believes Spiritual truth trumps man’s natural intellect: most sincere-minded Christians believe this with all their heart, in principle. In reality, however, when Biblical exegesis comes into play, they confuse their intellectual certainty with that given by truth through God’s Holy Spirit. So one might ask, “How do I know for certain whether my certainty comes from myself or from truth?” You cannot, unless first you subject your understanding of truth to openly receiving more truth: willingness to change precedes the ability to receive.
We must each decide, “Which do I love more: my established beliefs, or the truth with which my beliefs either align or contradict?” Can you tell the difference, or are you merely certain.
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