Are the experiences people have with the Holy Spirit proof of the Almighty?
Which experiences are of the Holy Spirit and which are not?
Jhn 14:26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Some experiences may be, (feel free to add):
Understanding the Scriptures. Some say they learn from the Holy Spirit. Is it possible that a group of unbelievers without the Holy Spirit could gain understanding people have learned with the Holy Spirit?
Remembering verses from the Word when you need it.
Being convicted of sin and repenting.
Being led by the Holy Spirit to help someone (you may or may not know) at the right time without knowing they needed the help.
The ability to have the "fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance". Is it possible for people, without the Spirit, to have all those attributes naturally and/or until they die? Are there any studies?
Then there are the miracles of healing, raising the dead, and speaking and interpreting in other earthly languages.
Some would disgree with slayings, laughing, and babbling tongues being the work of the Holy Spirit, but I think the previous are pretty standard.
This message has been edited by moolmogo, 12-27-2005 03:56 AM
This message has been edited by AdminPD, 12-27-2005 09:47 AM