Now, I know that many Christians, relying on biblical texts, maintain that the Holy Spirit will make the meaning of biblical texts clear to believers. And I don't deny it, but maybe you know this story:
The Church decided to establish a monastery in a wild, rural area. Some time later, the bishop paid a visit, to see how things were going. After reviewing the buildings and activities, the bishop wandered admiringly in its lovely gardens. To the monk toiling there, he said, "My, my! The good Lord and you have made a beautiful place." The gardener monk replied, "You should see how it looked when the good Lord was taking care of it by himself."
Monday, June 27, 2011
Holy Spirit helps us to understand scriptures?
Yes, Holy Spirit helps us to understand scriptures. Yet this claim can easily be abused. Here is an interesting and humorous remark made by Kristen M. Swenson: