Right now (in this post), I
have nothing about scripture, nothing to say about being TAUGHT, nothing to say about dictionaries/encyclopedias, or text of any kind,...
....What makes YOU yourself a HUMAN BEING?.....what you have been taught/indoctrinated to be OR...
Are you a PEACEFUL person (truly/genuinely peaceful).
Are you dedicated to peace, truth, justice, etc. GOD's way of perfection).
.....a LIVING SOUL would be.
God wants LIVING SOULS (natural man).
Since the beginning of TIME, the dark forces of satan have taken the truth about "deity" (of which Jesus is the full dispensation of) and turned it into PROPRIETARY (non-generic/empirical) information.
The result is that we learned to believe that the human being AND GOD are A BOOK/TEXT.
It doesn't matter if your BOOK is clean or you know it implicitly, or live in accordance with it.
Your relationship to the book or clergy, scholars, etc. does NOT interest or impress The Lord, who YOU really are and your relationship to HIM is what will interest Him.
So if you insist on remaining steadfast to the book and the teachings that you grew up with,....YOU MISS THE MARK.
BECOME real (too much of a challenge for you,.....YEAH, I think it is).
Try COMMON SENSE and even LOGIC in order to break free from HUMAN NATURE (you do want a GODLY NATURE, don't you?).