Does The Holy Spirit Teach People Today Separate And Apart From The Word?
Quoting from a recent email message I received:the bible also talks about a lot of things which if taken literally without the ... Holy Spirit, lead to the dangerous "works salvation"This is typical of most religious people who are not completely committed to accept whatever God's word says on any subject. Many passages like James 2:24 teach we are "justified by works and not by faith alone," and there is not one passage teaching salvation by faith alone, yet this correspondent says the Holy Spirit is telling her something different than what the Bible says "literally."Don't we realize the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible? Why would the Holy Spirit tell an individual something different than what he wrote for everybody in the scriptures? This reminds me of all the "women preachers" who say the Holy Spirit has called them to preach when the Holy Spirit wrote I Corinthians 14:34-35 which clearly precludes women from teaching in the church assembly.I Corinthians 13:8-10 teaches that miraculous gifts are not still in operation today. And I think people realize the Holy Spirit is not really revealing to us today, as they are not adding to their New Testaments what they claim the Holy Spirit told him.God's word is all we need in establishing doctrine (II Timothy 3:16-17). Whatever it (the Bible) says on a matter is the total truth on that subject. Unequivocally, the Holy Spirit will not tell anybody something different than what his book says.