Differing Biblical Perspectives

There are a lot of differing Biblical perspectives, covering a wide scope of Biblical topics, within Christianity. Accordingly, there are many Christians who adhere to or agree with, some Biblical perspectives, that some other Christians may not adhere to or agree with, and vice versa.

Based on my limited personal experience, when a Christian begins to look at the sheer number of these variances, and the different schools of thought that may need to be investigated on each particular subject or topic, plus the accompanying amount of time and study it can take an average person, to come to the place where they can state or make a relatively informed opinion or decision, on just some of the major variances, it can easily become overwhelming.

The short story is that there is a lot to learn if one wishes to be knowledgeable in a particular area, not only from the Holy Scriptures themselves, which is obviously paramount, but also from history, philosophy, science and other learned professionals and scholars, who have dedicated the better parts of their lives, focusing on being knowledgeable in the specific areas of these variances. And, surprisingly enough, ever here, among learned professionals and scholars, within the same professional field of study, there are still differences of opinion, being expressed.

I’m not sure where or how this specific idea came about in my mind, but I’ve always been of the mindset that the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as contained within the Holy Scriptures, is sufficient enough to facilitate the formation of true faith, of who Jesus is and what He has done, in an average person, whether they are attending or teaching at a leading university, in a chosen professional field, at one end of the educational spectrum or they are a homesteader, entering into a barren wilderness, hammering out their daily existence, semi isolated from much of the rest of humanity.

God’s Word is God’s Word and if you can read or listen to God’s Holy Word being read, it can quicken our hearts and faith can be born. It makes no difference if we are nobility or a peasant, land owner or slave, God’s Word can speak to our hearts.

God’s Word tells us that He is no respecter of persons. In other words, it makes no difference to Him if we have been born into nobility or are the offspring of common peasants, God looks at our hearts and the greatest realization that any of us can achieve, according to God’s Holy Word, is to acknowledge and have faith and trust in God’s only divine Son.

God meets us where we are, He always has and He always will. It’s great to be able to validate our faith within the parameters of the vocation that we have been able to enter into, or be able to articulate all the reasons why we believe, what we believe, but the heart is the recipient of faith and it rules the mind. If the heart is changed, the mind will follow. Learn what you can, when you can, follow God’s leading.

Don’t become discouraged by the magnitude of the variances. The vast majority of these variances disappear at the foot of the cross.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

12 comments

  1. I definitely agree. I hold the same opinion. So, whatever differences we have, if we stick with the truth of the gospel, and with the binding of God’s Spirit, we stand as one body of Christ.

    There was a time when I was overwhelmed by so many things to read, understand, analyze, and trying out which is true or not or which is more logical and Biblically sound. But when I just focus on the Word of God, all these other differences can come to light and be in their proper place of understanding in my mind. God is amazing. His Word is amazing! His truth is timeless.

    Great sharing, brother. As you always do.

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