I grew up in a Christian home and went to Bible college in Northern Indiana (not Hyles ) and have been in the ministry for 25 years. When some folks hear my background and disagree with my beliefs or doctrine, they say things like, "You just believe that because your dad/church/college told you that". It's crazy that some folks will never believe that we do study the Bible as well and come up with our own conclusions based on our study. I disagree with some Biblical things with my father and the Bible College I attended. These issues are not anything to separate over, but I'm also not going out there to prove them wrong or my prove superior intelligence
I have noticed a few patterns with these types of people that tell me this type of stuff and it turns me off.
1) They are extremely proud and LOUD.
2) They are very arrogant and confrontational
3) Take one or two passages of Scripture and make a doctrine out of it
4) Conversions about doctrine go off on Rabbit trails and insults
4) They can never agree to disagree
Come to think of it, I've been taught a whole bunch of junk as well in my life. I'm glad that can study the Bible out myself and come to my own conclusions. Proof that we don't teach everything we've been taught is that we've been taught so much in life that we would be all over the place with our beliefs and doctrine if we believed everything we have been taught.
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