Comment: Idols of the heart - including rationalizing,vs Faith& the Bible

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Idols of the heart - including rationalizing,vs Faith& the Bible

Peter 1:20-21
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

I wrote the above to encourage others not to despise the Holy Bible, but to use it, and not to lean on their own understanding, in response to ""I'm not big on chapter and verse, for they of man and not the Father", etc.

I am not writing my posts for one person, but for any who want to read them. Since one person is calling down his own judgement and implying right now, I am not speaking to him at the present. But I will always respond to error. But it isn't a conversation, and may not be for that person.

"The reason God calls something sin is because in the end, and often in the act itself ( whichever, choose any ) it is HARMFUL to both the one who does it, to others, and to God."

That may ben the effect of many sins, but where does God say that is what sin is?

That sounds a lot like leaning on your own understanding, instead of following God werever he is. If Christianity is by faith from first to last, then most people will that not believing Jesus Christ is not a sin, and yet that is the very first and worst sin according to Romans 1.

It is by faith, not rationalizing. And that includes many sins, such
as sexually immorality. In fact, Romans 1 is a lot about people who
professing themselves wise, became fools. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.