Hey Butch:For me it was when I was taught opposing doctrines. I decided to put all of my beliefs on the table. Nothing was sacred. Everything was tested against Scripture. I'd been praying that God would help me understand the Bible.
Definitely a wise and noble, well thought out goal ... the achievement of the goal and procedure to obtain the goal being the difficult part. I commend you.
Agreed. God does not contradict Himself and thus a valid presupposition.I was tired of this verse fits but that one doesn't.
The presupposition being that people got it 'right' (or more so) in the beginning.That search lead me to the early Christian writings.
Ah, another presupposition... the 'right group'.That and finding a group of well grounded deep studying Christians has gone a long way in helping me to find what the Bible really teaches.
With 100 varieties, that is an observation easily obtained.What really surprised me was how far off modern Christianity is from what was originally taught.
That's similar to the best answer (IMO) that I found. ThxOn being made in the image of God, we're not really told much. In my opinion it has to do with our being able to reason and basically a higher functioning level of intelligence than the animal kingdom.