The purpose of this board is to explore understandings and interpretations of the Bible that may be unconventional. If you've got some thoughts about what a passage might mean and want to explore it further, if it's the sort of concept that doesn't fit neatly into more conventional thinking, if you want to see if what you're thinking stands up to Scriptural testing, this is a good place to post it. Be aware that ideas presented in here may not withstand Scriptural testing so don't regard anything presented here as being true or false without testing it yourself. If you want to improve your understanding of a Scriptural interpretation you don't personally hold, by trying to defend it using Scripture, that's fine too. This is a separate section so ideas can be explored without creating confusion within the main Bible Chat area. If you see a viewpoint in here you can support or undermine by all means take part, quoting Scriptures as relevant. If you think something is heretical it's perfectly acceptable to explain why, also using Scripture - it may well be someone is looking to see if a viewpoint does stand up to testing and posting Scripture to show how it doesn't will help them. This is intended to be a safe place to discuss unconventional thinking so please remember to address the topic and not the poster. Please try and avoid thinking any differently about an individual based on what they post in here - this section is very much about "iron sharpens iron".