...kind of like Linus with the security blanket. If one takes it away he'll have a fit. In this case, OSAS security being that blanket but in the same way as Linus, provides for a false security.<quoted text> Thank you, my Brother. I truly appreciate your encouragement.
I don't know if you caught it or not, but I had just recently explained to G_O_D that as I've witnessed and that more times than not, believers reject what I share with them because pride and/or fear overcomes logic and reason. The other reason is because...I'll get into that.
This pride derives from the believer's rejection of the mere possibility that they might be in error, or worse yet, deceived by those they('ve) trust(ed). They're far more intelligent than that, to be in error, or be deceived. And apparently, it's impossible for those that they('ve) trust(ed) to be in error, or deceived, too. If the one(s) they('ve) trust(ed) were in error, or deceived, surely they would have noticed!
This fear derives from the reluctance to change, as it seems more profitable and, sadly, easier to remain in the doctrine they've been taught.
Yes that's true. Sometimes all one can do though is be like that farmer who sows the good seed. Some will fall on good ground as well as the other places. Just depends on the spiritual condition of those who receive that word at the time it is given. What you may sow as seed some may in turn think that you are sowing tares. It really takes a lot of prayer and patience my brother.<quoted text>Worse, yet, is the claim of being led by the Holy Spirit. Not one denomination of Christendom exists that doesn't make this claim! And yet, Christendom remains divided by thousands of sects and splinter groups, and not one denomination will humble itself enough to examine themselves thoroughly, to determine if they're the one in error, or not. It's always the other denominations that are in error! Ecclesiasticus 10:13 warns, "For pride is the beginning of sin."
All I ask is that my posts are answered with the same thoroughness as I answer their's. I try, to the best of my ability, to address every assertion and every quote. As far as I'm concerned, it's unprofitable to declare another wrong without providing evidence of the error, no an fact-based explanation to correct the error. If I cause contradiction, then provide evidence as to how I've caused such a foolish error! That's all I ask.
Until next time...