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Marcia recently asked "Who needs the Catechism when you've got the Holy Spirit." I ask, Who needs the New Testament when you've got the Holy Spirit. It took 400 years for the Church to agree which books belong in it.

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All believers need the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,
---denna7667 on 9/14/07

1Pet. 1:25 But the Word of the Lord abides forever. Who needs the Word? I ask who doesn't?
---betty8468 on 9/1/07

Man's heart, even Christians, have grown cold, especially during these end times. The Bible, like the Ten Commandments of stone, is needed as a guide to unbelievers so that they may believe and to newly born Christians so that they may grow. Once a person believes, repents and is baptised, he shall receive the Holy Spirit to go out into the world and spread the gospel of the Kingdom of God and how to get there without script or other written materials, but is guided by the Holy Spirit.
---Steveng on 9/1/07

It is simple. You must be born-again to hear from God. And you learn as you grow God's voice and His many, many ways of communicating. He does not always quote scriptures or even come close. Depends on the conversation. For example I may ask God should I take a bath or blog? Sometimes it is a knowing inside or I hear an answer. Not audibly anymore but His other ways.
---catherine on 9/1/07

Andrea:: Falseness dressed up to look genuine,appears genuine,also decernable by the spirit which is UNHOLY.Herein lies the danger & this always needs testing as in 1Jn.4:1 & 2Peter2:1
---Emcee on 9/1/07

I understand....but all Im saying is that we should know the voice of our Father in heaven. If we dont, we are in some tough times.
If in doubt, dont do it... I dont think HE will forsake our need of truth if we seek HIm in prayer.
---duane on 9/1/07


That may well be true, but my problem is this:
Many of those who have a DIFFERENT spirit say they feel EXACTLY the same thing!
Both can't be right.
---Mark on 9/1/07

How will we know HIS Spirit??
We KNOW love when we feel it in our soul...
HE is the the same Spirit that makes us alive.
HE is perfect love.
HE wont deny Himself.
We are HIS children, we will know HIM.
---duane on 8/31/07

How can we be SURE the voice we hear is the Holy Spirit? There are many people in churches that emphasize personal experience over scripture who believe "The Spirit told me to do it" even when "it" totally contradicts scripture. They are clearly deceived, but think they are receiving direction straight from God.

1 John 4:1
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
---Mark on 8/31/07

The Bible is 'a' guide - The Holy spirit is 'the' guide. If you accept Jesus into your heart and believe, confess Him as Savior your changed. Eyes that were closed to the word are now able to see - the spiritual is only understood through the Spirit. It is not a philosophy - the Holy spirit is GOD'. We need to listen and learn from Him. If and when there was no written word the Lord gave us Apostles and prophets and any thing else that increased your faith "IN" Christ.
---Andrea on 8/30/07

John // The Church has always been the main avenue for people to meet Jesus. That's because He left us a Church, not a New Testament. It was at least a generation after His ascension before the first Gospel was written. We meet Him in the Sacraments. We meet Him the Gospel too, but any one Gospel plus the Sacraments would be all we need. All this under the leadership of the Bishops of course.
---steve on 8/30/07

we all need the one true bible that Jesus left for us to read meditate over for instruction for direction for power we need to eat it chew on it digest it and use it for our own good
---kay on 8/30/07

AND Moses commanded them, Once every 7 years..., When the people are gathered together, that they may HEAR (the law) and LEARN and FEAR the Lord you God as long as you live in the land which you cross the river Jordan to possess. Deuteronnomy 31:11-13/// Everyone who owns a bible thinks they're the pope.
---steve on 8/30/07

Yes, it is true we have the bible, but we NEED the Holy Spirit. .. Amen?
---duane on 8/30/07

I wouldn't compare Catechism with the Bible. We could do without Catechism without much of a problem seeing that it is only a compilation of Biblical study anyways. But if you take the Bible away from people you would most certainly cripple the Church because it is the main avenue for people to get to know the Lord.
---john on 8/30/07

All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be omplete, thoroughy equipped fo every good work.2Tim3:16-17.Our only reliable source of Jesus'ministry,gospel and how to live is found in the New Testament. The Bible teaches us to "study to show ourselves aproved and rightly dividing the Word of truth" so that we won't be "ashamed". We are commanded to read it.Read 2Tim2:15:)
---jody on 8/30/07

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Prior to being missionary for 33 years, I was a machinist. In the machinist field, you have a set of standards, and all measuring instruments are set by the standards. When you have no standards, you really don't know if you are measuring instruments are calibrated correctly. The Bible is the Christian's standard. Take away the standard, and you have havoc. I'm old enough to have "been around the block a few times", and know not all Christians are led by the Holy Spirit.
---wivv on 8/29/07

We need God's word because the Bible teaches us right from wrong, love especially the love of our Savior. without God's word how would we ever grow? How would our minds become transformed to the mind of Christ? And how would we walk in god's righteousness, Glorify God and please God? My friend the word of God has power, the power of God that transforms lives. Yes we do need the word of God . I believe that the Bible is God's love letter to us. From His Heart to ours. Amen!
---Cynthia on 8/29/07

Jesus left us a Church, lead by Apostle and their successors the Bishops. The people of God spread the gospel by word of mouth. They went to Church and listened to the preacher.
---steve on 8/29/07

The book of Acts shows the ascension of Jesus and what men did because they saw it.
If an unbeliever can't believe it and trust- if a Christian can't point to it and say look there...then there's no point to the New Testament, the point is that it's a living word spoken by the Holy Spirit straight to hearts everywhere individually.

Why should it matter how long it took to put it together? What we have is a collection of works that no one who follows Christ will argue against.
---Pharisee on 8/29/07

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We need the bible, ALL of it because it is the word of God. The OT & NT. Now if you're Jewish & donot believe Jesus died for us, then you donot read the NT anyhow, as far as the catechism it is just another book belonging to that religion/denomination, like other bokos published by Christian authors, the only main book we need IS the Holy Bible.
---Candice on 8/29/07

Yes, it is true we have the Holy Spirit. But we need the new testament to learn about Jesus Christ and His second coming. Without it, how would we know anything about the One who gave up everything for us?
---Debbie on 8/29/07

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