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To: Jim 0216
OK, well as I've said, after a fair amount of fear and confusion from all the different viewpoints, I wiped the blackboard of my heart and mind clean, came to the Lord (not man), and asked Him for the truth. Jesus told us the Holy Spirit would guide us into all truth and show us things to come (John 16:13) and that the truth will set me free (from fear and confusion among other things) (John 8:32). I believe he's done just that with me.

When someone says that God has guided him to an understanding (feeling) of something and that understanding is directly contradicted by unconvoluted scriptural texts, then one either must say that the texts don't mean what they say or that a subjective feeling of certainty is higher in truth value than something open to all for examination.


35 posted on 06/18/2010 12:41:28 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
Your arguments contain no evidence - just assertions. What do you have to back up your statements other than more assertions?

I've given you line and verse in God's Word as backup to what I'm saying including Jesus' clear statements in John, which you seem to reject out of hand, that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth and will show us things to come.

As I said, agreement isn't necessary as long as the discussion is benevolent and intelligent, but if this devolves into something less, count me out.

39 posted on 06/18/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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