After reading so many different beliefs, opinions, etc on this board I am wondering what makes us all believe so differently? We all know and serve the same God and read the same Bible. Some believe you can lose salvation, others feel you can't. Some hold to Calvanistic doctrines, other don't. Tithing is disagreed on. My girls and I wear dresses and wear our hair long. Others would disagree with that. We homeschool but there are others who feel children should be in a public school to be lights there. I could go on and on. I do not want this to be a post where you all start defending your beliefs or telling me where I might be wrong in mine. If that starts to happen I will ask the moderator to delete the entire topic. I just want to know what may be some reasons for so many differences. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't turn this into an argument over who is right or wrong. I condemn no one who believes differently than I do. I am sure all of us are probably right on some things and wrong on others. This has been going through my mind lately and just am wondering. Why is there so much disagreement? If it is wrong interpretation of the Bible, then why did God not make things more plain? Is it personal conviction and is that Scriptural? Are there some issues that are neither right nor wrong but neutral? There are a lot of really good minds on this board and I have always enjoyed picking peoples brains. I need to borrow brains as I am more of a hands-on type of person rather than intellectual. Enquiring minds want to know!