Since Christ is not divided he will not tell people opposite things. So he will not tell one group that homosexuality is not a sin and another group that it is. He will not tell one group that Mary was born sinless and another group that she was. He will not tell one group that man has free choice and another group that nothing can happen without the Lord's decree. Thus as 1 Corinthians 11:19 explains, divisions happen between true and false teachers; those approved by God and those who are not. So how do we tell which groups are approved by God and which are not? Nobody seems to know. :laugh: I'll give you a hint, only the words in the bible as written are the infallible truth as John 1:1-2, Hebrews 4:12 2 Corinthians 11:4 and Galatians 1:6 explain. That means that one does not add the word "not" before the word "detestable" in Leviticus 18:22. One does not make up verses from his imagination about Mary that aren't in the bible. And one does not ignore the hundreds of verses about God's sovereignty and add the word "free" in front of the word choice every times he sees it. So those who add their own words to the bible or subtract words from the bible are those not approved by God because DT. 4:2 and 1 Corinthians 4;6 tell us not to go beyond what is written. But Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:3 that people will abandon sound doctrine and gather around them a great number of teachers who say what their itching ears want to hear. So how does this happen? As usual, one goes to the bible for the answers...at least I do. Unfortunately, most people rely on their fallible human imaginations for them. But since they're fallible, they cannot be trusted So 1 Timothy 4:1 tells us how this is happening: "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons." Things taught by demons want the bible to say the opposite of what it says since only Satan opposes God and will entice people to do the same. But unfortunately, non-Calvinists don't understand the power of Satan any more than they understand the power of God. Satan is the ruler of the air and only Jesus has victory over Satan. So man cannot stop himself from being deceived by demons by his own free will. Only the Holy Spirit can do that and only those whom he is drawing will ask Him for the Holy Spirit as Jesus tells us. But I don't expect many people here to believe that humans don't have power over Satan or God since they claim that their actions come from their own free will. :laugh: Not only is that a deception, it will keep them from seeing just how much power Satan has over them and the world. When people are being taught by demons, they can't see it so they have no "free choice" over it. But that's your problem, not mine. I no longer have any desire to hear people exalt themselves here. Many of us have tried to show you that none of us is any better than a worm and none of us has power over God or Satan. Whether you understand that is between you and God. So I'll take my leave.