Here’s a short story of two Protestant pastors belonging to the same denomination.
Pastor A: I read the Bible last night and the holy Spirit has spoken to me that divorce is ok. He leads me to this verse in the Bible (the pastor showed it to Pastor B).
Pastor B: That’s not what the holy Spirit says when I was meditating this morning. Look at this verse in the Bible (Pastor B showed Pastor A the verse in the Bible).
Pastor A: I’m sure the holy Spirit said that. I could hear his voice clearly speaking into my heart. I know that it’s true!
Pastor B: I also have the holy Spirit, I know that he is speaking to me the truth in my heart!
And on and on the story goes. In the end they didn’t agree. Pastor A ends up establishing another “Church” because he believes that the Spirit is with him, while Pastor B is adamant of his position and also believes that he has the Spirit with him. BTW, they both have the same Bible and both are Bible alone believers—no-no to Church authority to interpret Scriptures since they can interpret it by themselves.
The question is: Who was guided by the holy Spirit?