2 Peter 2:12a and Jude 1:10 & 19 speak of those who are like brute beasts, unable to process rational thought and only able to respond to their five senses because they don’t listen to the Holy Spirit.
Basing Reason on Assumptions
Must we base all thought on assumptions?
Rocky Rockbuilder: It sounds like you’re basing your interpretation on assumptions. Assumptions are things made up and called true.
Sandy Sandbuilder: How do you manage to read the Bible without assumptions?
Rocky: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the interpretation of Scripture to you, and don’t be double-minded.
Sandy: What does “double-minded” mean?
Rocky: God speaks through Scripture and every method of revelation He mentions in Scripture. Acknowledge God and don’t lean on your own understanding. Don’t try to acknowledge God and lean on your own understanding simultaneously.
Sandy: That’s not a particularly sophisticated hermeneutic.
Rocky: Are you looking for sophistication by making up stuff and calling it true? I’m concerned about finding truth rather than sophistication.
Sandy: You seem to have a shocking level of confidence in your intuition.
Rocky: Are you saying the Holy Spirit is limited to human intuition?
We’re looking at the choice between assumption and divine revelation. This exchange reveals that ungodly thinking doesn’t acknowledge God or thank Him for His gifts. Both men are Christians. Sandy implies that his assumptions are objective knowledge and that the Holy Spirit is limited to human intuition. However, he never made his statement clear since he never answered the clarifying question.
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