[quote:10rp1wmu]That’s not the same as not being able to understand the truth. [/quote:10rp1wmu]
How or what is the difference?
The Church is here to guide us so that our interpretation is correct and have a unified body. Private interpretations have led to “Christians” proclaiming very different messages yet still calling themselves Christian. [/quote:10rp1wmu]
Again how or what makes you think that “the Church” is your catholicism except for them telling you what to believe?
[quote:10rp1wmu]Ron, being part of the body of Christ is about more than just one’s own personal relationship with God. There is also the relationship with the rest of the community. We must all be of one heart and one mind like Jesus prayed for. [/quote:10rp1wmu]
That is true, however being in Christ begins with trusting in His finished work done at Calvary to clean us of sins (believers) not purgatory
sacraments or by your priests.
For everyone to have their own private interpretation and claiming a relationship with God is not sufficient. There is no unity, no authenticity. Even the Bible says private interpretation is wrong! [/quote:10rp1wmu]
Are you referring to 2 Peter ? Look at it – 2 Pet 1:20 -[color=red:10rp1wmu]Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.[/color:10rp1wmu]
I don’t recall anything that any prophet said that was their own interpretetion – neither have I declared that I am any prophet
[quote:10rp1wmu]Jesus wants everyone to know and love him, but he didn’t say to do it on your own. [/quote:10rp1wmu]
But He did give us His word – the authority – as believers hold dear to them.
[quote:10rp1wmu]Truth is not subjective, Ron. There are objective truths. You can’t have it be whatever you want because that is the way you happen to interpret it.[/quote:10rp1wmu]
that is true and I don’t, I look very carefully before I understand what He wants, my interpretetions are very Biblical, but how about the many catholic errors – why do you reject God’s salvational plan for their popaganda? (with all due respect)