base your faith. What you believed at twenty has no meaning for you at
forty. And at sixty, again you will have arrived at different conclusions.
If something is merely truth, why can it not be true for you over the
years of your short lifespan? The more you grow toward God, the more
you realize that you have believed based upon what you have been told.
As you mature, you put things to the test and learn that you have been
mistaken, that you have believed wrongly. Between your elemental
beliefs and your truth knowing does come a period of confusion, albeit
at different levels at different times. You try this and you try that, testing
all sorts of theories along the way. When you reach the theological
conclusion that none of this makes sense, you will have arrived at the
point where learning can begin. You are then ready and open to truth.