This was posted as the last post in the Sola Scriptura thread that was recently closed. I was mainly asking Mountainboy a question regarding his previous statements, but did not get the chance to reveive a response so i thought i would put it here…
I am adding my two cents to an earlier statement made by mountainboy, when he said that he has the Holy Spirit to guide him to the right interpretation of the Bible.
Mountainboy, how do you know you have the Holy Spirit?
Did you read some of the Bible and then “get saved”, thus receiving the Holy Spirit? If so, how did you come to a right interpretation of the Bible in order to “get saved” - before you received the Spirit to guide you to a right interpretation of those salvation passages of the bible?
You didn’t listen to some pastor in a church explain it to you, did you? How do you know they had the Holy Spirit to guide them? How do you know?
For all you know, you might have received a deceiving spirit who appeared as an angel of light, thinking this was the Holy Spirit. This spirit may have lead you into believing doctrines of demons, could it have not? Their intellect is far superior to yours and mine. This is what demonic spirits do with the time they have left. It’s their job. They’re good at it.
If the Catholic Church is actually the true church founded by Christ, and no other, then a deceiving spirit would only be too happy to make you think you have the truth, twisting the scriptures to your own destruction. Pride puffs up.
How are you so, so sure you are right? We all agree that the Bible is inerrant, but your interpretation can be wrong can’t it?
You must admit this as a possibility.
There are many opinions. Yours is one of them.