Jn. 17:17 ¶ Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. Some on here have suggested that the reason for disagreement and division and confusion and denominationalism is that everyone brings a certain set of background baggage with them to the table when interpreting the Word of God. No doubt it is true that we all have various backgrounds and experiences and influences when we come to the Word of God. However, division and disagreement over a particular text of scripture is ultimately determined by eisgesis versus exegesis or the method by which one approaches the scripture IN SPITE OF their various backgrounds and influences. No verse of scripture teaches two contradictory principles or precepts. Scriptures teach truth and that truth is not dependent upon YOU or anything about YOU. Scriptures will teach the same truth yesterday as they will a thousand years from now when you and your background baggage are long gone. The Scriptures command us to "rightly divide the word of truth" and that is the precise problem for division and error. Eisgesis is coming to the scriptures with your background and influences and READING THOSE THINGS INTO THE TEXT. Exegesis is READING OUT OF THE TEXT the truth the Spirit of God wrote into the text. If any two people in any two different denominations come to a specific text of scripture and apply proper rules of exegesis they will arrive at the same truth - it is just that simple. However, the reason that one or both do not arrive at the truth of that text is because they are either ignorant of proper rules of exegesis or due to a spiritual problem refuse to apply those rules due to a heart that refuses to accept what exegesis clearly shows that text teaches. It is just that simple! All false doctrine can be traced to eisgesis and/or a spiritual condition (1 Tim. 4:1-2) that refuses to accept what they can see the text clearly teaches.