Truth is these Private Interpretations are so common. They range from the full blown interpretations that are found in “new” revelations that become sacred books used by those who create new “religions” or “churches” or ways to “God”, or spirituality, or just those personal “words” from God or the Spirit which get repeated or proclaimed in churches of all types, small groups, books or conferences. We so easily reach for and grab hold of so many of these….everybody loves hearing about these personal spiritual journey experiences….or the latest new book, with new insights, but few want to read just the Bible, or even fewer the historic Reformed confessions and catechisms, which are based on the Biblical text.
by Mike Ratliff
13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. John 16:13-14 (NASB)
Even though it is discounted by many today, the Protestant Reformation was a wonderful work by God in that the Gospel was freed from the captivity of the apostate Roman Catholic Church. Over the centuries the Gospel had become obscured as the Bishop of Rome was declared perfect with authority over Scripture. Any resistance to his authority was dealt with through excommunication followed by being burned at the stake. The Reformation not only recovered the Gospel and Justification by Faith, the Bible became available…
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