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Reflection Paper

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There are over 4,200 religions throughout the entire world but I grew up in a Christian home believing that God is the way, the truth, and the life. Christianity is a religion of grace and mercy, but many people struggle to believe in a transcendent figure that they cannot see. I was taught that all concepts in the Bible were valid through the Nazarene church; these beliefs are confirmed, in my opinion by the plenary theory of inspiration. This is what I grew up believing about the Bible. In Revelation 21:5 it states “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” This passage of scripture leads me to believe that all that is written in the Bible is true. I do not think that there are passages that are “more true” than others. I feel like God would not have anything in the Bible that was not important or necessary to understanding Him and His ways. I believe that the Bible has many concepts that can be difficult to comprehensively understand without reading in context. A passage or verse in the Bible may be confusing to us, because we may not understand all that is needed to grasp what is being said. As a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, we were taught to believe in the plenary theory of inspiration. This theory states that all 66 books of the Bible are true and that they are all necessary to the Christian faith. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it states “All Scripture is
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