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the trinity

The “Trinity” Controversy

Three years into a spiritual revamp sparked by a voice she believed was her deceased mother’s, Shaunna reconsiders her understanding of life, God, and spirituality. Gripped by the loss and familial strife, she hears a voice urging her to acknowledge mistakes. This revelation kickstarts her quest for truth, leading her to question and ponder the biblical underpinnings of the Trinity doctrine. She discovers that while the Trinity isn’t explicitly outlined in Scripture, the Bible’s teachings imply this complex unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a cornerstone of her faith’s doctrine.

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divine council

What is the “Divine Council”?

Several biblical texts describe a “divine council” of celestial beings who serve God and engage in decision-making, known as “sod.” These beings, while diverse, are depicted as subordinate to the Creator. Prophets sometimes access “sod” for divine revelations. Scriptures such as 1 Kings 22, Isaiah 6, and Jeremiah 23 illustrate this concept, differentiating true prophets who witness these councils from false ones. Psalm 82 and Amos 3:7 further highlight the council’s role in divine plans, as does the Book of Job.

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How the Bible Came to Be

The Bible, a collection of 66 canonical books, represents scripture recognized by early Christians and confirmed through consistent divine inspiration rather than church councils. The Old Testament matches the Hebrew Bible’s 24 scrolls; the New Testament has universal agreement on its 27 books among churches. Discrepancies arise with apocryphal and pseudepigraphal writings, debated for centuries. Central to the canon’s formation was the Holy Spirit’s guidance, distinguishing God-inspired texts from others, resulting in enduring Christian scripture.

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Young soothsayer mediating at the divination table

The Truth About Divination

Some truths are difficult to accept…. I know. I get it. The church especially has a hard time adjusting its beliefs, even when history or translation errors get it wrong.

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Lilith. Adam’s First Wife?

Perhaps that is why you enjoy reading my thoughts on things like this, because I’m honest. I say it the way it is. I’m not afraid to call out the shit in the Bible that I find confusing, yet still love God and believe in Jesus (and say shit without feeling bad).

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