The Word of God is a directive to us as to life and how to live it here in the death...
Study? What do you study? Do you study some other persons understanding of God/God’s written Word?
so by reliance on God's Spirit through teachers I learn the miracle of knowing God and
what He wants from me as His individual for a collective purpose of His Glory...
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting
of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the
body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and
of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the
measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we
henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about
with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the
truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head,
By the above verse and testing the spirit of all messages that is given me by The Word I am
If you study someone else’s understanding about God, then you are just making an assumption he or she had the correct understanding, is that not right?
lead by God The Holy Spirit into all truth... it is a work of prayer and searching with all
of the mind, heart and strength and I never give up for in it is life to me... Plus as I do
as His Word instructs me I also have God's blessed promise of finding:
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and
I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when
ye shall search for me with all your heart.
This is a novice understanding as the whole council of God tells us to utilize His Word on the how of everything.
The only way one can come to know God is to allow God to teach him or her. Do you believe you/or anyone else is a better teacher then God?
You have completely ignored what God says through Paul of how God expects us to learn from His Holy Spirit...
This is the most misunderstood passage of Scripture and it is well represented here to its meaning:
(1 John 2:27) “But you have not lost the anointing that he gave you, and you do not need anyone to teach you, the anointing he gave teaches you everything; you are anointed with truth, not a lie, and as it has taught you, so you must stay in him.”
When the apostle asserted that believers do not need other teachers, he was not advocating
a mystical anti-intellectualism that spurns all human teachers. On the contrary, the Lord
has given the church godly pastors, elders, and teachers “for the equipping of the saints
for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph 4:12; cf. v. 11; 1 Cor 12:28).
John's point is that believers must not rely on human wisdom or man-centered philosophy (cf. 1 Cor 1:18-2:9; Col 2:8)
but on the teaching of God's Word by Spirit-gifted human teachers and the illuminating work
of the Holy Spirit.
Here's a good treatise on the whole subject:
You could not answer my question about studying other people’s understanding of God, so you used your understanding of scripture to say I am wrong.
Paul told us the only way one can come to know God is to have God teach him or her.
(1 Corinthians 2:10-16) “These are the very things that God has revealed to us through the Spirit, for the Spirit reaches the depts. Of everything, even the depths of God. After all, the depths of a man can only be known by his own spirit, not by any other man, and in the same way the depths of God can only be known by the Spirit of God
. Now instead of the spirit of the world, we have received the Spirit that comes from God, to teach us to understand the gifts that he has given us. Therefore we teach, not in the way in which philosophy is taught, but in the way that the Spirit teaches us: we teach spiritual things spiritually. A spiritual man, on the other hand, is able to judge the value of everything and his own value in not to be judged by other men. As scripture says;’ who can know the mind of the Lord, so who can teach him?’ But we are those who have the mind of Christ.”
Paul also told us the one would behave as the Holy Spirit dictates. Now the Holy Spirit is only going to dictate the written Word of God. That is something one can trust. No one can trust what man dictates, unless he or she ask Jesus if what man dictated is right or wrong. Again it is God teach us about God.
(Romans 8: 4) “He did this in order that the law’s just demands might be satisfied in us, who behave not as our unspiritual nature but as the Spirit dictates.”
So you tell me that I misunderstood what John said about the Holy Spirit teaching Christians everything.
Just how dumb does one need to be not to understand what John wrote? Remember John’s writings are the written Word of God. There is no hidden message in John’s writings. (1 John 2:27) “But you have not lost the anointing that he gave you, and you do not need anyone to teach you, the anointing he gave teaches you everything; you are anointed with truth, not a lie, and as it has taught you, so you must stay in him.” Very simple and fifth grade student can read it and understand what John wrote.
The Holy Spirit did not put Words in the Bible that were so hard to understand the one needs a degree in theology to understand.
No one needs a degree in theology to come to understand man’s lies about the written Word of God.
Edited by OneLight, 28 June 2014 - 07:52 PM.
PLease stop using oversized font. It is like you are screaming in someones face.