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Q & A.

Question:

What are some reasons people reject the teachings of the Bible yet accept teaching based on mythology and such? Answers:

Various factors, including personal experiences, cultural backgrounds, and individual preferences, influence people's beliefs and acceptance of various teachings. Some reasons that people might reject the teachings of the Bible while accepting instructions based on mythology or other spiritual systems include:

  1. Cultural influences: People may be more inclined to accept teachings from their cultural background or heritage, which could be rooted in mythology or other spiritual systems rather than the Bible.

  2. Personal experiences: People's beliefs can be shaped by their personal experiences, and they may find that teachings based on mythology or other systems resonate more with their affairs than the teachings of the Bible.

  3. Disagreement with Biblical teachings: Some people may disagree with specific teachings or interpretations of the Bible on moral, ethical, or philosophical grounds, leading them to seek alternative belief systems.

  4. Perceived contradictions: Critics often point to perceived contradictions or inconsistencies in the Bible, which may lead some individuals to question its validity and look for other sources of spiritual guidance.

  5. Distrust of organized religion: Some people may associate the teachings of the Bible with organized religion and its associated institutions, leading to skepticism or rejection of the Bible in favor of spiritual systems perceived as more individualistic or flexible.

  6. Diverse spiritual interests: Some individuals are drawn to explore a variety of spiritual and religious systems, including mythology and other non-biblical teachings, as part of their spiritual journey.

  7. The appeal of stories and symbolism: Mythology often features rich storytelling, symbolism, and archetypes that can appeal to people on an emotional or psychological level, leading them to value these teachings over those of the Bible.

  8. Scientific skepticism: Some people may feel that the Bible conflicts with their understanding of science or rationality, leading them to look for alternative spiritual systems that they perceive as more compatible with their worldview.

It is essential to recognize that complex and interrelated factors often shape people's beliefs, and there is no single reason why someone might reject the teachings of the Bible while embracing teachings based on mythology or other spiritual systems.


*** See Sermon "No Excuses" to complete this information.

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