Quench the Spirit


#1

In The First Letter to the Thessalonians, Chapter 5 Verse 19 expresses:
Do not quench the Spirit.

Please explain.


#2

St Paul seems to be talking about extraordinary charismatic gifts of the Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and prophesying, and private revelations. Instead of prohibiting them altogether, St Paul would rather that such gifts be made subject to the discernment of church leadership so that they can determine what is from God and what is not.


#3

D-R Bible, Haydock Commentary:

Ver. 19. Do not oppose either the interior gifts of the holy Spirit, which are his graces, nor his exterior gifts of prophecy, &c. Take the regular precautions of prudence, that you be not deceived by those who pretend to be inspired; but when satisfied that the inspiration comes from heaven, do not despise it. Be like good bankers, take the good coin, and reject the counterfeit. (St. Cyril of Alexandria)


#4

Do not quench the spirit refers to not hindering the Holy Spirit. In others words don’t do anything to quench it.


#5

FROM HAYDOCK’S CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY

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Ver. 19. Do not oppose either the interior gifts of the holy Spirit, which are his graces, nor his exterior gifts of prophecy, &c. Take the regular precautions of prudence, that you be not deceived by those who pretend to be inspired; but when satisfied that the inspiration comes from heaven, do not despise it. Be like good bankers, take the good coin, and reject the counterfeit. (St. Cyril of Alexandria

Thanks for asking

GBY

Patrick


#6

Hi!

…people sometimes fall under the erroneous notion that when the Apostles were alive the Church was free of problems and complications… that somehow Christ’s Authority was so patent in the Apostles that all Believers simply Worshipped in Love and understanding… the reality is that water sucked and mixing wine with water was sound… also part of that reality is that dissention and heresy arose right at the Church’s Inception…

…when we look back at 1 Thessalonians 4 (specifically 12-16) we can see that there’s an issue going on with the Resurrection and Christ’s Return (Parousia) which carries into 5:1-3. Then, St. Paul admonishes the Believers reminding them about their trek in the Faith (vv. 4-8), God’s Purpose for then (mankind, but specifically the Believers), and urges them to continue on the Path that they have Began (in Christ). He then reassures them that God expects us to cooperate with each other (vv. 9-18+)… in v. 19, St. Paul warns the Believers not to hinder the Holy Spirit because, although we know that God works all things for the good of those who Believe, the Believers themselves must cooperate with God in the edification of the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ–he calls the Believers to Unity and Action (vv. 19-27).

Yet, through our disillusion/disenchantment, quarrels, dissentions, doubt, lack of Faith, lose of Hope, inertness… we can limit the Work of the Holy Spirit in us, the Body of Christ, and the world… we are warned to not hinder God’s Salvific Plan in us and in the world.

Maran atha!

Angel


#7

Paul says when you come together bring a prophetic revelation a word a psalm etc. Which is not done in 2 days church. Which is repetition and ritual.


#8

Hi!

…so once the Apostles died Christ’s Word was not worth the paper on which it was inked?

Here’s what the Early Church (100+ AD) Taught:

And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost. And on the day called [size=]Sunday,

all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally** instructs, and exhorts **to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, **bread and wine and water **are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons. And they who are well to do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succours the orphans and widows and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all who are in need. But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples, He taught them these things, which we have submitted to you also for your consideration. (newadvent.org/fathers/0126.htm)
Apostolic Teaching is far superior than 16th through 21st century man-made traditions and objections to the Faith!

Maran atha!

Angel

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