justin_gatlin — 2017-08-11T15:24:15-04:00 — #1
What does it mean that the Holy Spirit is our teacher - especially when different Christians can disagree? Does it mean one of us is operating in rebellion or in bad faith?
Here is one book's response:
Craig A. Blaising and Darrell L. Bock, Progressive Dispensationalism (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993), 69–70.
gao_lu — 2017-08-11T17:07:39-04:00 — #2
Great question. The Holy Spirit will certainly teach us and will never mislead us, so how do we arrive at different conclusions? We are all human, prone to pride and self-righteousness. The failures are not the Holy Spirit, but the failures are ours for crediting the Holy Spirit with our own ideas. I wonder if that is a form of blasphemy? We should take this seriously. The call to humility is vital. Yet that does not mean there are not certainties on which we can stand. May God give us wisdom. Looking forward to more thoughts here.
dave_l — 2017-08-12T07:58:32-04:00 — #3
I think the teaching from the Holy Spirit is equal to holiness. I think I understand scripture more, the more I repent. I'm at the place now where I refuse to imagine or think impure or hateful thoughts in fear of losing the treasures he uncovers in his word. Because over time I have experienced a direct correlation here.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”, 2 Corinthians 10:4–5
But the converse is true also. Most of the error I've had to overcome came from indoctrination in what I would call subpar churches where worldliness is the norm.
I've found that worldliness and a taste for the more trendy theologies in churches also correlate.
will_scholten — 2017-08-12T13:07:02-04:00 — #4
Yes, I think that is exactly what Ezekiel 36:26-28 is telling us!