Monday, December 10, 2007

Why do spirit-filled Christians interpret scripture differently?

Why do spirit-filled Christians interpret scripture differently?: "Scripture is clear that one of the ministries of the Holy Spirit is to illumine the minds of Christians so they can understand Scripture (1 Corinthians 2:13-14). This being the case, why do spirit-filled Christians sometimes have different understandings as to what certain Bible verses mean?" (make the jump)


I think there are some other reasons as well. Sometimes God instructs for specific places and times and people. We then try to write those instructions on stone tablets and demand all people follow our timely instructions to the letter and disallow any individual communication between God and them. But often our interpretations are simply from our traditions and/or self centered desires, having little to do with God at all.

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