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    (Ephesians 4:4, 5) One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord,.....,,,,, one faith........., one baptism;
    So why are there some 41,000 different Christian religions?
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    Originally posted by roigam
    (Ephesians 4:4, 5) One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord,.....,,,,, one faith........., one baptism;
    So why are there some 41,000 different Christian religions?
    Christian literature is open to interpretation and has been subjected to exactly that, intensively and passionately so, for about 2,000 years.
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    16 Apr '16 18:50
    Originally posted by roigam
    (Ephesians 4:4, 5) One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord,.....,,,,, one faith........., one baptism;
    So why are there some 41,000 different Christian religions?
    Because time has passed since then.
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    Originally posted by roigam
    (Ephesians 4:4, 5) One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord,.....,,,,, one faith........., one baptism;
    So why are there some 41,000 different Christian religions?
    Over time, man made things invariably fragment.
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    16 Apr '16 19:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    Christian literature is open to interpretation and has been subjected to exactly that, intensively and passionately so, for about 2,000 years.
    Yes, it has come from interpretation by imperfect men.

    Is not God's Word superior and preferable?
    (2 Peter 1:20, 21) For you know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. 21 For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit.

    So maybe we should see what He says.
    We no doubt would find more sucess as individuals and Nations.

    (Isaiah 48:17) This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel: “I, Jehovah, am your God, The One teaching you to benefit yourself, The One guiding you in the way you should walk.
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    16 Apr '16 19:08
    Originally posted by roigam
    (Ephesians 4:4, 5) One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord,.....,,,,, one faith........., one baptism;
    So why are there some 41,000 different Christian religions?
    Let me guess:
    Its because 40,999 of them are wrong and yours is right because you discovered that verse?
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    16 Apr '16 19:091 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Over time, man made things invariably fragment.
    "Brian soon becomes involved with "The People's Front of Judea" [NOT the "Judean People's Front", or "The Popular Front of Judea"], a radical terrorist group dedicated to the overthrow of rival terrorist groups and, in their spare time, the Roman Empire:

    "Brothers! Brothers! We should be struggling together!"
    "We are!"
    "We mustn't fight each other! Surely we should be united against the common enemy!"
    "The Judean People's Front?!"
    "No, no! The Romans!"
    "Oh, yeah."

    http://www.stmoroky.com/reviews/films/brian.htm
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    16 Apr '16 19:101 edit
    Originally posted by roigam
    Yes, it has come from interpretation by imperfect men.
    Is not the interpretation that you just so happen to subscribe to also something arrived at by "imperfect men"?
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    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Let me guess:
    Its because 40,999 of them are wrong and yours is right because you discovered that verse?
    The one that is right is the one that an individual proves to himself by
    serious Bible study.
    (Romans 12:2) And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
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    16 Apr '16 19:13
    Originally posted by roigam
    The one that is right is the one that an individual proves to himself by
    serious Bible study.
    I have met countless non-JW Christians who feel they have proven things to themselves by serious Bible study.
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    16 Apr '16 19:221 edit
    Originally posted by roigam
    The one that is right is the one that an individual proves to himself by serious Bible study.
    Luckily such claims can be tested scientifically. Take two intelligent people and don't allow them to communicate. Allow them to do serious Bible study for whatever period you see fit. Ask them to give their interpretations of a variety of passages. If they match exactly then you may be on to something. If there are any discrepancies then you are clearly wrong.
    Would you be prepared to submit your technique to such scrutiny?
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    16 Apr '16 19:23
    Originally posted by FMF
    I have met countless non-JW Christians who feel they have proven things to themselves by serious Bible study.
    Then all should be in agreement as Eph 4 states:
    putting up with one another in love, 3 earnestly endeavoring to maintain the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace. 4 One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

    I do not see that unity in the 41,000 religions that claim to be Christian, do you?
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    16 Apr '16 19:351 edit
    Originally posted by roigam
    (Ephesians 4:4, 5) One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord,.....,,,,, one faith........., one baptism;
    So why are there some 41,000 different Christian religions?
    Because what you refer to as a "body" is not a religious organisation (especially not the Jehovah's Witnesses), it is a widespread and diverse group of people who collectively form the body of Christ through his spirit.
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    16 Apr '16 19:38
    Originally posted by roigam
    I do not see that unity in the 41,000 religions that claim to be Christian, do you?
    You claim to be a Christian and your denomination is part of that disunity.
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    16 Apr '16 19:41
    Originally posted by FMF
    Is not the interpretation that you just so happen to subscribe to also something arrived at by "imperfect men"?
    No, we don't interpret. We study to gain understanding.
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