The Apostle Paul wrote to a younger Apostle in 1 Timothy 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
When Biblical Interpretation Overrides Spiritual Guidance from the Holy Spirit
It is worth noting that there is no substitute for Spiritual Experience. We can study the Holy Bible and other Writings, but it is not the same as having the Counsel of the Holy Spirit.
Without the aid of the Holy Spirit, your Bible Study will not result in this life changing, soul saving, God pleasing, experience in your life.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit
John 14:15 ‘If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you for ever – 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[c] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me any more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realise that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.’
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, ‘But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?’
23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 ‘All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
NO SPIRITUAL EDUCATION = NO CHRISTIANITY ONLY DRY RELIGION AGAINST JESUS
Here then is the problem!
Many people who describe themselves as Christian and a member of the Body-of-Christ, are not, for they cannot be so. If the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ does not love you, then he must hate you. And if He hates you, then you cannot have access to the ministers he provides for His Spiritual Children.
Ephesians 4:11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
ARE YOU REJECTING THEM WHEN THEY ARE SENT TO HELP YOU?
To many people, even some Christians, the Lord Jesus Christ is a stumbling block. They get to the Cross, but do not meet the Lord Jesus. Instead, they avoid him and turn to bible-based religion for their salvation. I have spent the past 41 years trying to teach people the truth about Christianity, but only to be shunned and resisted.
When the Lord Jesus returns in Person, for now He is only here in Spirit, He will destroy the Liars who claim to belong to Him, but only obey the Devil because of their unbelief and selfishness.
I AM HERE TO HELP YOU FIND THE TRUTH ABOUT YOURSELF AND GOD IN JESUS CHRIST HIS SON
This Link is to The Bible Doctrine of the Church
If you look at my Testimony, it will tell you a lot that may give you a clue.
Living with God and Defeating the Devil 1948 to 2018
JESUS WILL RETURN, SO ALWAYS FEEL FREE TO SEEK MY HELP. I WILL NEVER ABUSE YOUR REQUEST.
Additional Helpful Learning
- A) The Doctrine of Right Disciples who love and obey Jesus
A terrific film about John’s Gospel – The Story of Jesus’ life here on Earth
A terrific film about the Acts of the Apostles – When they started to go out and spread the Good News of Jesus and what He did.