Sweetrainbow.....thank you for saying it!
As I have been feeling so similarly. Being "corrected" has been a consistent thing here....even if its just a matter of wording....as tho some people are not really into learning more -- just arguing more.
I WISH that one of the big things that Christians would be taught...especially when in a forum such as this....is to stop and consider a new slant on scripture before immediately rejecting it and letting the poster know it!! There is a depth to Christianity....which makes it so unique among all the religions. The bible, as well, is a book of depth too....it is not a novel that can be understood even if read 100 times. >>>>> Therefore we will always be learning and growing...if indeed we are open to it.
When I stop myself from hearing new prospective-insights into scripture....then I stop my own growth. God is as endless as the Universe...and therefore I can never find the end of Him. However, when a person is challenged by what someone says or it is unfamiliar and then they immediately reject it ~ then they are saying they know enough about God and have essentially made Him smaller.
Obviously, for instance, if I would say to go and worship rocks because Jesus is our Rock....then this is obviously outside of Orthodox Christianity....way outside. Therefore I would hope to be questioned....but Christians need to be encouraged to consider more and then inquire more before they reject. I have gotten almost no clarification questions to see what I was really saying, so I would be better understood...and therefore possibly spur further discussion and understanding.
Proverbs 8 ~~ "Lady Wisdom Calls Out" Only those who have truth-ready minds will want me....