So um. Hi? I'm North.
I was reared in a community of nondenominational christians, and have recently began to doubt and explore the religion I was spoon fed for the vast majority of my life. The reasoning of 'god's good' and 'of course it's true, the bible said so!' isn't cutting it for me anymore by a long shot.
You guys seem like the most stable of the christian forums, so I thought I'd stop in and start some friendly discussions to answer some of my questions.
Hi Brother North !
May the Lord be willing if He will use me to share any questions you have about the Bible, but, wisdom has to come from the Lord in helping you see the truth in His words. I strongly advise you to rely only on the KJV for the actual meaning of His words, brother. I have come to see the truth in His words have been kept by those that loved Hi & His words in the KJV as opposing all modern Bibles..
1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.