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princesshunter

princesshunter

Why does God allow so many religions and denominations to confuse people? How do we know the truth?

December 8, 2015 at 19:34
May93

May93

I don’t know, but I’m starting to think we may not be able to know the full truth in this life. I used to think everything was black and white and that what I believed was the only thing you could believe if you wanted to be a “real Christian” or even a good person. But now I’m doubting my old faith, & I understand why other people believe different things than what I believed. I used to be so sure that I was right. How can I I ever be sure of that again?
I doubt this will help you answer your question, but I suppose it may help you to know you’re not alone in wondering.

December 11, 2015 at 22:07
faithful_soul

faithful_soul

Hey girly! I read your post and found it quite interesting, so here I go…

For question one “Why does God allow so many religions and denominations that confuses people?”. Well, I’d like to start first with WHY there are so many religions. “Religion” as we know it is defined as “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods”. I want you to know that religion is a man created thing and it God did not make it. It is based on ones belief which is only controlled by man because of free will. At the beginning of creation the Lord gave us free will(The ability to decide between right and wrong.), a spirit(Which is lost once we sin, but is given back when we become new[saved] with the Holy Spirit), a soul(Which is the spiritual or immaterial part of us.), and a mind(Which is where we decide to do right or wrong.). Through free will we are allowed to make, imagine, and basically live without being considered a robot(Though, free will is corrupted by our sin which is why it can be seen as wrong.). See He gave us free will so that we would not become like robots and so that we would be true in our faith to Him. He didn’t want us to just follow Him because we “have” to He wants us to make the choice between Him and sin and wants us to be genuine. But since Adam and Eve, when sin entered the earth(Satan had already betrayed God at this point and sinned because of pride, jealousy, and selfishness in His heart in heaven.) man has lived in sin(Which we must give up in order to be saved. Though we will still sin we just do every thing we can to prevent it.). Because of sin lies and untruthfulness exist, which God does not take away because He would be going against His word(the bible) and denying us of a gift he has given[free will]. It is only because of sin combined with free will that false religion exists. True faith or as you would probably call it “religion” is found only in God’s word, the Bible.
Now, on to denominations which we know as “branches” of the Christian Church. In my personal experience denominations are really stupid, again man designed(We are really stupid!!! 😀 😉 😛 ). Denomination are basically groups that disagree on certain areas of the Bible (Weather translations of it, interpretations of it, or it’s over all purpose.). We have let the unknown(What God isn’t specific about in the Bible.) divide us(believers) from being one church(That believes in the true plan of salvation laid out in the Bible.), which is against God’s will. This is not of God for He commands us to be one church, a whole that is undivided. It is by us being stupid and filled with sin the divisions occur. Because of all of this I personally won’t claim a denomination.

When it comes to your confusion and where you find the truth it is pretty easy for me to tell you. Confusion comes because of the lies the devil(Satan) puts in our hearts and minds(This can also go back to religions being created by him and demons. Along with this going back to denominations and Satan putting false teachers in the church to divide it which the solution can be found in 1Tim.[I think] to prevent and deal with this.). He does and will do anything He can do to draw you away from God and to him so that you will suffer in hell and turmoil with him. Which is why we as believers need to be in God’s word(the BIBLE), because that is where truth is found (Which Jesus said while on earth that truth is found in the words of God, and God’s words are found in the Bible.).
What so many true believers seem to miss these days is that there is a spiritual war going on even as you read this between ETERNAL LIFE and DEATH. The only way we on earth can defeat the devil and demons is by using the words of God(E.g. Jesus in the wilderness and how He won the battle with the words of His Father. Matt 4:1-11) for in Hebrews 4:12 it says how His words are alive and sharper than any two edged sword.

Finally, I saw that under Tags you said “losing faith” and I want you to know that God’s words are true and I hope that you will never lose it. Though I believe you can’t lose it you can only accept and follow it of turn away from it and leave it. You need to find out what you believe and make your faith your own not just believe it because your “supposed to”. I promise I will be praying for you and if you have any questions I will be happy to try to answer them. Hope this helps!!
-Ruth

December 18, 2015 at 14:00
princesshunter

princesshunter

Thank you Ruth. I understand that religion is manmade and Satan tries to decieve us. Everyone thinks their religion is right and is getting them into Heaven. I just wish there wasn’t so many religions and denominations to confuse people so everyone could truly know Jesus. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply and explain.

December 19, 2015 at 17:01
Project Inspired

a girl with purpose

God wont force anyone to serve him. You do it willingly. I believe in God i believe his son saved me. and when ever i have doubt in God not religion because christianity not a religion it is a way of life. anyway i talk to God have a conversation i know he wont reply immidiatly but i speak to him how i would talk to my friend with more respect of course. So when you doubt God pray or look for a scripture in the bible and ask God for understanding. I hope this helps.

March 22, 2016 at 10:07
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