6. It does not matter what one believes and
practices in religion, just as long as he is sincere. The loyal members of the
denominations sincerely believe that they are doing good, and that is all that
Were sincerity alone sufficient to justify men religiously, why does the Bible give us the example of Saul of Tarsus.
Acts 26:9 (NKJV)
"Indeed, I myself thought I must do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Acts 23:1 (NKJV)
Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day."
Paul's sincerity did not make him right. Anyone can have sincerity, but still be wrong. Someone can sincerely do something and still be hurt. Example. I sincerely believe that the electricity is turned off. I don't believe someone would poison me. As the leper Naaman declared, "...behold, I thought". One can be sincerely wrong, and they are still wrong. Sincerely accepting a false doctrine cannot lead one to a right relationship with God.
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