Are there other views on the subject?I know for myself that I have often felt confused because many very intelligent people throughout the history of the church have held some quite different viewpoints about what we as followers of Jesus believe. I have wondered how I can know what to believe when these "great saints" can't agree.
Does my understanding depend on culture and current events?
Do I believe it because it is or is not popular currently or throughout history?
Do you believe it because your theological heroes or favorite pastor believes it?
Are you looking to the Spirit to teach you?
Why not read this article by Dan to see what he says about each of these questions. What do you think? Have you believed things for reasons that you maybe need to re-examine? What (or Who!) is the source of Truth for you?