Interpretation... what's the role of the Holy Spirit?
Originally Posted by thunaer
So... anyone who is not interpreting the Word of God like you (or Calvin) does not have the Holy Spirit leading them? Furthermore, any church that does not worship "perfectly" is heretical...??
Am I missing something?
I think maybe we have a misunderstanding of the Spirit's role... It's my understanding that the Holy Spirit He not responsible for interpreting these kind of secondary issues. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, righteousness, and judgment... and He is the Teacher who reminds us of what has been taught. But He does not interperate for us. That's our responsibility. If that were His responsibility, then the conclusion could be made that "we" are the only Christians... everybody else is lost.
How else can two great men of God like Sproul and MacArthur have such different views on Baptism?
Am I close? What do ya'll think?
Last edited by Joshua; 01-31-2008 at 02:43 PM.
Reason: Fixing quote brackets. Argh!
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