I’ve been pondering theology for so long in search of the true formula so that every little, tiny eventuality can have a very clear and sure answer dogmatically true and orthodox. Many theologians believe this can be achieved. I don’t know that it can. Better put, I’m not smart enough to arrive there on my own. I pore over the Scriptures every single day of my life and I absolutely believe in the inherent power of the Word of God. But then there are the layers.
Layers upon layers of culture and thinking and tweaking. When one goes back and follows the line of Christian thought and life since the time of Jesus the road invariably leads to Church Councils at which point the collision of differing points of view are debated and an outcome of what is supposed to be true thought emerges.