God intends for us to use our minds…

Maybe you are wondering how the Holy Spirit is involved. The Bible does contain portions that are easily grasped, but as you know, because of the Bible’s nature, serious study is needed to grasp all that it says. In fact, Peter once said that some of Paul’s writings were intellectually challenging, hard to understand, and easily distorted by those untrained in Christian theology (see 2 Peter 3:16). If you have ever tried to understand the depths of Romans or Ephesians, you know what Peter was talking about! Continue reading

No criteria to test inner impulses…

In no case do we find the apostles calling upon the people, whether the Jews or the Gentiles, to look within themselves to listen to the inner-word. They were to listen to the outer-word (the Bible). Without the written word men everywhere and in all ages are ignorant of divine things— without God, without Christ, and without hope in the world. Continue reading