PROPHECY AND SALVATION FROM BOOK
Salvation does not depend on being right about every doctrine. The Webster dictionary defines doctrine as a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group. It is absolutely true that the bible is not for individual interpretation, but the word of God. Yet it is also true, that with so many denominations, unfortunately, some pick and choose what they want to believe, and also create their own rules for the denomination, most of which are manmade rules of to do, or not to do. That is the reason why our salvation cannot depend on being right about every doctrine. For example how often does one group serve communion versus another or the role of women in the Church as seen by one group versus another. We would not have hope of salvation if we had to be right about everything. However, it is imperative we are confident in our Salvation.
Where our assurance of Salvation does comes from?
We can be confident in the word of God and his promises.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
5Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
2 Timothy 3:15–17
15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for
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