Round #2

I just got this from the guy (or girl) who has yet to identify himself (or herself):

You asked a question, “…how do you know?”

The Word of God imparts truth and the section of Scriptures that I left have a variety of teachings within. For one thing, we who are of the faith do know because God has given unto us His Spirit to lead and to guide us into all truth.

1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit

The ones who are of the faith, and have the Spirit, are taught spiritual wisdom and things that pertain to Jesus Christ, the gospel, judgement, etc.

1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

To which I responded this:

Hey B (you could tell me your name, you know),

>The Word of God imparts truth and the section of Scriptures that I left have a variety of teachings within. For one thing, we who are of the faith do know because God has given unto us His Spirit to lead and to guide us into all truth.

You know because God gave you His Spirit to lead? How are those two ideas related? First, could you please explain exactly what you mean by “spirit”? I sincerely have never understood what that’s supposed to mean. What does this spirit have to do with leadership? What does this spirit have to do with “all truth”? And what exactly do you mean by “all truth”?

When talking to those fof us who are not of the faith, you really do have to act as if this is all foreign because, to a great extent, it is.

Let me try to paraphrase what I think you’re saying. Essentially, you know that there’s a God and all the rest because God told you it’s true? Do I have that right?

>The ones who are of the faith, and have the Spirit, are taught spiritual wisdom and things that pertain to Jesus Christ, the gospel, judgement, etc.

What’s “spiritual wisdom” as opposed to any other kind of wisdom? What things are you talking about? How do they pertain to Jesus Christ, the gospel, judgement, etc.?

I can apply this same idea to any faith in the world. You claim that you know you’re right because God told you you are (I think). How then are you any different from any other religious person? All religious claim to know God. Most of you must be wrong because many of the religions’ ideas are mutually conflictive.

Maybe you missed my point in my last message, but merely quoting things is not evidence. To an outsider such as myself, it’s
meaningless.

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