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For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

This question is a bit philosophical.

It has been told so many times that we cannot fully understand God. We know our knowledge is so limited. And we have also stumbled upon problems in the Bible that we know not the answers to, like the problem of evil for example. We never get the whole picture of anything ever since we are not omniscient.

With all of those things considered, what gives us (flawed human beings) the right to even believe in anything? To teach anyone even anything at all? We might misinterpret things. And is it right to teach anyone something we might misinterpret when it comes to a matter of life and death? Why not teach them possibilities instead so they can choose them for themselves? Why not let us say that "we don't know", that things are not ever sure, that we don't fully believe in anything because we are not capable to know anything at all?

  • Welcome William! You are right that this question is very philosophical – there is a whole branch of Christian philosophy called epistemology dedicated to attempting to answer questions like this one. And, as expected, there are many different ways of attempting to formulate answers, even among Christians. Because this is a Q&A site, and not a discussion site, such open-ended questions aren't a great fit. But if are interested in the way(s) that a particular tradition (Catholicism, Calvinism, etc.) has attempted to answer this, we may be able to reopen this. – Nathaniel is protesting Mar 1 '18 at 19:59
  • @Nathaniel I was just writing an answer to this. I think it is quite answerable. – luchonacho Mar 1 '18 at 20:00
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    @Nathaniel I attempted to do so. I fully respect doctrinal differences. Check my answer. – luchonacho Mar 1 '18 at 20:11
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    @William An open-ended question is one where there is no objective criteria for determining who is correct. If you want a discussion there are plenty of other websites out there. – 4castle Mar 2 '18 at 4:16
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    @William Questions designed to determine the Truth are specifically off-topic on this site. This site is no place for people's holy wars. Historical facts are generally objective, as well as asking about the beliefs of specific Christian groups. – 4castle Mar 2 '18 at 4:28

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