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God is no respecter of persons.

Acts 10:34 tells us that God is not a respecter of persons.

A suggested meaning is

The Greek word that is translated as “respecter” is prosopolemptes. It means “to show favoritism.” Therefore, what does it mean that God does not show favoritism? In some Bibles the word “partial” is used instead of “respecter.” That communicates the same idea. God is not partial or we could say God is impartial in His dealings with people.

When we see the word impartial in the Bible, it is easy for us to assume that the word means people should be treated equally. But a careful examination of the principle of impartiality in the Bible does not teach us that everyone should be treated equally. Instead we learn that everyone is to be treated identically according to a divine standard or principle.
Common sense would say that  "Instead we learn that everyone is to be treated identically according to a divine standard or principle." must be the only conclusion.

I agree.

So, considering that everyone is to be treated identically according to a divine standard or principle would it be wrong to assume that an individual might be treated differently then their non believing neighbor if that individual had been, in the vein of Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” by someone who was teaching and training it wrong?

If the later is true... what then? What then would it mean for someone to have been trained all their life, and arrived at the end
only to find out their teaching and life had been false?

Wouldn't it be far better for that person to just arrive at the end of their life not knowing any better? That they never discover
that they had been trained all their lives wrongly and there will be an irreversible penalty for them to have believed and followed those false teachings.

More and more my conclusion... right or wrong... is that it would be far better to not have lived in false hope then those who blindly make it out the other side of life to their just rewards. For I feel that someone who has been wrong all their lives are going to be dealt far more harshly then those who just did not know.



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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #1 on: Sun Dec 04, 2022 - 08:22:59 »
Maybe Jesus answered such a question as this in Matthew chapter 7 read there to see if that can help answer your question.

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #2 on: Sun Dec 04, 2022 - 08:26:46 »
This is why simply continuing a family tradition concerning religion is wrong and dangerous. I raised my children teaching them as I believed, while also teaching them, it is their responsibility to make their own decision regarding what they have been taught. I did not allow them to get baptized to young in a group baptism from their school. What mom and dad or anyone else believes, simply won't cut it, in the end. Each individual will own it, no finger pointing when we stand before God. In my opinion, it is wrong to seek to establish one's children simply according to family tradition. They should be encouraged to seek out the truth of God and His word for themselves, not stressed about remaining within their parents denominations or tradition. No one will be saved by such. Though entire religions, including "Christ" professing religions are built upon this very principle.

Of course all of this flies in the face of this world's current trend towards the shut up, believe what you are told, and do what you are told, mind set. Which the satanically inspired, fear mongering, unelected, self important and imposing, authoritarian, globalist idiots are trying to shove down everyone's throat. Never mind God or the free will He imparts to all of humanity, bow down before these who have made themselves god. I don't think so.

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #3 on: Mon Dec 05, 2022 - 10:49:53 »
Are you referring to differences in Christian theological beliefs, the core belief in creation, or choosing the correct religion itself? 

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #4 on: Mon Dec 05, 2022 - 11:38:16 »
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Common sense would say that  "Instead we learn that everyone is to be treated identically according to a divine standard or principle." must be the only conclusion.

Quite a stretch.

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #5 on: Mon Dec 05, 2022 - 17:06:52 »
Are you referring to differences in Christian theological beliefs, the core belief in creation, or choosing the correct religion itself?

All of this.

There is only one correct way. And all else fails in the teaching of that. That truly means that the great majority who thought they were doing their best based on wrong teachings by the clergy type people, will have come to their ends without knowing how wrong they have been.

No better then the Pharisee in John 3:4 or those that Jesus denies in Math7: 21-23

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #6 on: Tue Dec 06, 2022 - 08:33:42 »

There is only one correct way.


Yes, and that way is contained within the pages of your bible. Whatever you take away from that by reading and studying will be honored by God. When the present day teachers corner you with complex scenarios and questions that you feel compelled to answer, you are being led by man. We (man) have a tendency to over-complicate things in an attempt to reveal the irrefutable facts and truth, when in reality, often we do little more than create distractions in the form of never ending debates. If you believe something to be true after reading over and over, go with your gut, it's usually correct.

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #7 on: Wed Dec 07, 2022 - 13:59:10 »

Yes, and that way is contained within the pages of your bible. Whatever you take away from that by reading and studying will be honored by God. When the present day teachers corner you with complex scenarios and questions that you feel compelled to answer, you are being led by man. We (man) have a tendency to over-complicate things in an attempt to reveal the irrefutable facts and truth, when in reality, often we do little more than create distractions in the form of never ending debates. If you believe something to be true after reading over and over, go with your gut, it's usually correct.

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However....  should we avoid GC  to avoid that ??? ??? ???

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Re: If what you believe is wrong, and have built a life around it.
« Reply #8 on: Wed Dec 07, 2022 - 20:35:49 »

However....  should we avoid GC  to avoid that ??? ??? ???


Nah, it's mostly friendly banter here. Not much said is changing anyone's mind.

 

     
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