Two weeks later, the DH picked up the test results on his way home. He gave it to me. DD is severly allergic to chicken. Chicken?! This is not the information I expected. I had a few options (pay attention. this is the good part): a. ignore my husband bringing me the information (he wasn't the actual source of information. just a messenger. he could be wrong), b. disbelieve the test results (they can't really know by testing her blood), or c. accept the results and stop eating chicken. I didn't want to believe it. I really like chicken. But it didn't matter what I wanted to believe. The source of truth (in this case the doctor and the allergy test) said it was true. My feelings and preference did not matter in light of the truth.
So, how does this apply to our discussion of truth and the Bible? You and I are discussing our opinions of how the universe operates and who will and will not be saved. But our opinions do not matter. You are I are not sources of truth and information on this topic. We must go to a source of information. In my illustration, the source of information was a doctor. What source of information will we agree upon for the discussion of salvation and eternal souls? Candy and I agree that the Bible is the word of God. It is true and is to be trusted. My own opinions and ideas must be put aside as I accept this source of truth.
So, to finally answer your question Candy's posts stem from her belief that there is a source of truth outside of us. That source is the Bible which is the word of God (his message to all people). I wholeheartedly adhere to this belief as well. If you notice, Candy does not refer to her own feelings very often in these discussions. She is constantly refering to the Bible as the source of her understanding. It is the truth!
highdesert, I hope that answered you question. The belief in a source of ultimate truth is loosing popularity in our culture. But, I don't care what is popular, the Bible is still true. PS, my daughter feels a lot better since I stopped cooking chicken.
Actually she refers to her understanding of the Bible as the source of truth. There's a difference! And while Christians do revere the Scriptures, not all Christians agree on all interpretations of what those scriptures mean! Which is why we have three main branches of Christianity, with the Protestant branch severely splintered! Whose interpretation is the correct one? On Candy's blog, it is her interpretation. That's fine. My issue is when she condemns others to hell for not adhering to that same interpretation.