Originally posted by nj2day
Originally posted by asmeone2
That was a sarcastic dig at those who favor a 'literal' interpretation of the Bible, I'm all for questions.
Wasn't intended to be... Instead I was trying to make the point that if there are all these rules about following false prophets, false idols, other gods... and they all result in dire consequences...
How is one supposed to objectively know if they are being told the true word of god?
Questions should be encouraged, as it is the best way for the sheep to stay with the flock...
Take a look at the 'false prophet's' pocketbook would be my first advice.
Then if the prophet sets himself up with a closeness to God that is unobtainable to everyone else, that's another clue
The false prophet thing works both ways of course, many Christians are suspicious of religious texts and ideas that are very beneficial, simply because they are not Biblical in origin.