Simple Switch: Reconsider guidance.
When I was preaching in Virginia, I received a call from a concerned brother in another state. He related to me that the congregation where he was attending was trying to push for women to serve in the church’s leadership roles. He explained that the preacher’s and leadership’s defense and rationale was that the Holy Spirit was moving among them and leading them to this conclusion.
Have you ever heard a person or congregation seek to promote or defend a practice by claiming this kind of Spirit-guidance? On the surface, it may seem powerful or compelling. After all, if God is leading one to do something who is to oppose it?
The interesting (and important) thing is that the Spirit has already led us to truth on the matters pertaining to life and godliness (cf. 2 Pet. 1:3). The Spirit inspired His Bible writers to reveal all truth…
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