... we work those issues out with our significant other rather than simply examine evidence on her record and then simply tossing her out.
But you can't "work things out" with God. I've suggested that many times and you keep rejecting it. With your God it's strictly His way or the highway, no working things out, give in to His demands or else. That's no kind of marriage.
Its because you limit Him and what He does to the character in the book.
No, it' s YOU who insists that God's way is the only way. It's YOU who insists that I can't choose to just be left alone.
Phat, having experienced several episodes that would confirm his longstanding belief that God is living and active outside of the book and that he discovered this revelation personally and not corporately, though the church also preaches such things.
I have had experiences too. I could use them to confirm my beliefs or I can be honest and use them to question my beliefs. I think honesty is better than confirmation bias.