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Conundrum of Religion - Whose Interpretation is Correct?

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 18, 2021 at 10:57

Reader Black's return post is appreciated: and again, brings a valid question: whose interpretation is to be trusted when reading the WORD of the LORD; is there one more trusted version; or is there the vulnerability that too many conflicting voices are anxious to deflect the truth that they cannot withstand?
The key is within the true Holy Word itself; properly approached and read (even studied) with an intent to be obedient to its provisions for recognizing His Truth, it is promised that the Holy Spirit will intervene supernaturally to demonstrate that truth; and for those who believe and surrender to its provisions, eternal life is the rewards. Reject it and the fateful consequences, just as Yeshua quotes from the Tanakh (irrespective of which English or lingua franca version one might read), a life lived in ignorance to its precepts does not end well, to put it mildly.
Therein is the conundrum of religion, a replacement practice of humanly derived interpretations (all religions suffer from its deception, even faux Christianity) that began after the flood judgement and mankind found itself facing shortened lifespans before the Eternal Sovereign found His human faith connection in Abram, later Abraham, the meeting of whom starts in the Genesis account and is the faith basis that take humanity to the finish. Like it says in the Tanakh (Habakkuk, for example) faith, not religion and religious exercises, brings a person to the threshold of eternity. Meet the Holy One of Israel, Yeshua, in faith to solve the mystery of the ages; let His WORD be true and submit to Him, not any other religious diversion.

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