The Word and the Spirit

The Word and the Spirit | The Institute for Creation Research
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This devotional explains why the Bible has so much meaning and inspiration for some people, but not for others. That difference is the Holy Spirit who authored the scriptures in the first place. The Spirit then brings the word of God to life for those who possess Him through the new birth (Romans 8:5, 9; John 3:3). It is no wonder that unbelievers either reject or distort the teachings of the bible, because often they appear as foolishness to them and they cannot pick up on the meaning . Nevertheless, Romans 10 teaches that hearing comes by the word of God that is preached to a lost soul (vs. 17). The word of God can bring a spiritual hearing capacity (understanding, discernment) to the listener when God works through the message (the gospel), resulting in faith in that message (Proverbs 20:12). That is when ones journey begins into the wonders of God’s inspired Word!

Published by Noble Berean II

Raised a Catholic but became born again in young adulthood principally through reading Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell (I highly recommend it). I prefer the Reformed faith and subscribe to the Five Solas, but hold to baptism by immersion. I also hold to a continuationist view of the doctrine of Spiritual gifts. To me, the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, with a Christocentric theme in its entirety. I hold to an orthodox preterist hermeneutic and prefer the Postmillenial eschatology as the most biblical doctrine of God’s plan for His kingdom in Christ.

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