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Christians, If we have the Holy Spirit why do we need the Bible?

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Answer #1 | 05/12 2014 00:44
Just like when you learned to drive? Was the teacher enough? Or did you need the handbook also?
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Answer #2 | 04/12 2014 22:26
Jesus said that God the Holy Spirit would lead us into spiritual truth. That's what the bible is: spiritual truth. Within its pages, we learn about Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #3 | 04/12 2014 14:26
Jesus said that God the Holy Spirit would lead us into spiritual truth. That's what the bible is: spiritual truth. Within its pages, we learn about Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #4 | 04/12 2014 19:24
TO LEARN FROM and see the beauty of the prayers of David..Mr Hagee makes me cry when i listen to Him. His faith is strong and beautiful..I recommend him highly..
Positive: 100 %
Answer #5 | 04/12 2014 11:26
Christians need the bible so they can show people how mean and ugly their god is so that they can scare them into believing and behaving like they want them to.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #6 | 05/12 2014 18:24
The Bible is the inspired word of God and just like the Ethiopian eunuch or treasurer that was reading Isaiah on his own discovered; we all need help in understanding the Word of God (Acts 9). To me the Bible is God's living manual for holy living toward Him and others. But in reality it is so much more. We learn history, poetry, how to be saved, how to live our lives with others, it teaches us common sense, it tells of our Savior and what He did for us, it gives us future events and what to expect and what to avoid in our lives here. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in to guide us through this living manual God has given to us. Let's examine how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. He regenerates us (John 3:3, 5) He indwells us (Rom. 8:11) Satan can never take us over when we are saved He anoints us (1 John 2:20, 27) In v 20 "But you have an anointing" it is emphatic - it's a result of God's grace. He baptizes us (Acts 2:17-41) He baptizes us into the Body of Christ. Eph. 4:4-6 says very plainly that there is only ONE baptism - it's the baptism of the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ ... no second "anointing" or "baptism" for special "gifts." Our Pentecostal friends need to read and re-read this until it sinks in that they are disobeying God by propagating such lies. He guides us (John 16:13) He empowers us (Mic. 3:8) He empowers us to do mighty things for the Lord He sanctifies us (Rom. 15:16; 2 Thess. 2:13) He bears witness (Rom. 8:16; Heb. 10:15) He helps us (John 14:16-26) He gives joy (Rom. 14:17) He gives us discernment (1 Cor. 2:10-16) He bears fruit in us (Gal. 5:22-23) He gives gifts (1 Cor. 12:3-11) May I beg your indulgence here because many think they can receive all the spiritual or "sign:" gifts today that were given to the apostles and disciples prior to and at the beginning of the church. This is not true. The special "sign" gifts departed on their own by AD 68-70. 1 Cor. 14:22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, NOT TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE BUT TO UNBELIEVERS; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. "Tongues" was the gift of being able to speak many different languages without having to learn them ... God gave the ability instantaneously to give the gospel message to an unbeliever in his/her own natural language. What the Pentecostals are doing today is frightening ... it's not from God so where is it coming from???? 2 Cor. 11:13-15 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
Answer #7 | 04/12 2014 22:19
We need the Bible always to read and to study because it is our handbook for living as a Christian. The Holy Spirit has a job to do to comfort us to lead us back to Jesus, to teach us and to guide us and He will never leave us no forsake us. His inward witness warns us and He gives us utterances that come from Him through our vocal chords so that we can pray the perfect prayer to God even though we do not know what we said in our heavenly language. He stirs up the gifts He placed inside of us to begin our ministries whether it is in the work place, school, home, over seas, abroad, with our friends or in the pulpit or ministries that God gives to us to share with thelost or lonely, downtrodden, depressed, wounded Jesus came for all that are not perfect. None of us are perfect. The word of God is active and powerful as is the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us. We need both to divide the word of God properly.
Answer #8 | 05/12 2014 01:43
The bible is the inspired word of God written down for us. Its profitable for doctrine, reproof, and instruction in righteousness. Its our anchor, it keeps us from confusion because we can trust the Holy Spirit (who is God and never lies) to never contradict what he has clearly spoken in the written word. For example the bible says that no one speaking by the spirit of God will curse Jesus and that no one can confess him as the Lord unless he has the Holy Spirit. So that thins out the prophets out very quickly.
Answer #9 | 04/12 2014 19:26
Christians need the bible so they can show people how mean and ugly their god is so that they can scare them into believing and behaving like they want them to.
Answer #10 | 04/12 2014 19:25
It's got lots of wisdom in it. Yet, as you say, wisdom can be found many places with the Holy Spirit to show it to you.
Answer #11 | 04/12 2014 19:39
So that the Holy Spirit can teach us about our Father in Heaven.
Answer #12 | 04/12 2014 19:37
If an omnipotent benevolent god had created us and wanted us to know so, we would simply be born with the knowledge of its existence, and what, if anything, it wants from us. This does not affect free will, because: 1) Even people who are 100 percent sure of their religion (the vast majority of people who have ever lived) still commit sins 2) The deity could still give us free will anyway, otherwise it wouldn't be omnipotent It would not use humans as prophets to get its message out, since clearly that channel of communication results in contradictory messages, and cannot be distinguished from messages that are not from the deity but only from the prophet (lies and insanity). The fact that there are many contradictory religions proves this beyond doubt. From this reasoning, I conclude that either a) we were not created by a deity at all, or b) we were created by one that is not omnipotent, omniscient, and/or benevolent. c) we were created by a deity that doesn't care if we know it created us and has no demands of us. I believe a) is correct.
Answer #13 | 04/12 2014 19:28
to teach us
Answer #14 | 04/12 2014 19:25
we have the bible and the book of mormon because God has said that we need a book(s) that we can learn from. Jesus said we need to seek out all the best books. which implies we do not restrain ourselves tot he bible only. there are living prophets, today, and God and jesus have ordained such to be our leaders and to speak and teach us of righteousness, even his very own words, they will speak. we need the Holy Ghost as one who comforts us, as well as one who leads us into all truth, and the truth is much more than the bible. the bible is Gods word, and Jesus is the Word of God, but the bible is NOT Jesus. the holy ghost testifies of Jesus and is the witness that Jesus speaks of as one who is a sure witness of the things and works and deeds he does.
Answer #15 | 04/12 2014 14:19
We need the Bible always to read and to study because it is our handbook for living as a Christian. The Holy Spirit has a job to do to comfort us to lead us back to Jesus, to teach us and to guide us and He will never leave us no forsake us. His inward witness warns us and He gives us utterances that come from Him through our vocal chords so that we can pray the perfect prayer to God even though we do not know what we said in our heavenly language. He stirs up the gifts He placed inside of us to begin our ministries whether it is in the work place, school, home, over seas, abroad, with our friends or in the pulpit or ministries that God gives to us to share with thelost or lonely, downtrodden, depressed, wounded Jesus came for all that are not perfect. None of us are perfect. The word of God is active and powerful as is the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us. We need both to divide the word of God properly.
Answer #16 | 04/12 2014 19:40
The Bible is the recorded words of Christ through men guided by the Holy Spirit. There is no way you can be prompted or guided by the Holy Spirit IF you do not study the Bible.
Answer #17 | 04/12 2014 11:25
we have the bible and the book of mormon because God has said that we need a book(s) that we can learn from. Jesus said we need to seek out all the best books. which implies we do not restrain ourselves tot he bible only. there are living prophets, today, and God and jesus have ordained such to be our leaders and to speak and teach us of righteousness, even his very own words, they will speak. we need the Holy Ghost as one who comforts us, as well as one who leads us into all truth, and the truth is much more than the bible. the bible is Gods word, and Jesus is the Word of God, but the bible is NOT Jesus. the holy ghost testifies of Jesus and is the witness that Jesus speaks of as one who is a sure witness of the things and works and deeds he does.
Answer #18 | 04/12 2014 11:25
It's got lots of wisdom in it. Yet, as you say, wisdom can be found many places with the Holy Spirit to show it to you.
Answer #19 | 04/12 2014 11:24
TO LEARN FROM and see the beauty of the prayers of David..Mr Hagee makes me cry when i listen to Him. His faith is strong and beautiful..I recommend him highly..
Anonymous64907 | 29/09 2020 01:38
we need the Bible because it's the word of God, to understand the Bible we need the Holy Spirit to understand God's wisdom. NOT every Christians has been filled with the Holy Spirit on those the OBEY Christ have the Holy Spirit. Way to know the difference is those that do have the Holy Spirit to NOT LIVE IN SIN, because anyone born of God do not continue to live in sin...1 John 3:9 Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
Answer #21 | 04/12 2014 11:28
to teach us
Answer #22 | 04/12 2014 11:37
If an omnipotent benevolent god had created us and wanted us to know so, we would simply be born with the knowledge of its existence, and what, if anything, it wants from us. This does not affect free will, because: 1) Even people who are 100 percent sure of their religion (the vast majority of people who have ever lived) still commit sins 2) The deity could still give us free will anyway, otherwise it wouldn't be omnipotent It would not use humans as prophets to get its message out, since clearly that channel of communication results in contradictory messages, and cannot be distinguished from messages that are not from the deity but only from the prophet (lies and insanity). The fact that there are many contradictory religions proves this beyond doubt. From this reasoning, I conclude that either a) we were not created by a deity at all, or b) we were created by one that is not omnipotent, omniscient, and/or benevolent. c) we were created by a deity that doesn't care if we know it created us and has no demands of us. I believe a) is correct.
Answer #23 | 05/12 2014 10:24
The Bible is the inspired word of God and just like the Ethiopian eunuch or treasurer that was reading Isaiah on his own discovered; we all need help in understanding the Word of God (Acts 9). To me the Bible is God's living manual for holy living toward Him and others. But in reality it is so much more. We learn history, poetry, how to be saved, how to live our lives with others, it teaches us common sense, it tells of our Savior and what He did for us, it gives us future events and what to expect and what to avoid in our lives here. This is where the Holy Spirit comes in to guide us through this living manual God has given to us. Let's examine how the Holy Spirit works in our lives. He regenerates us (John 3:3, 5) He indwells us (Rom. 8:11) Satan can never take us over when we are saved He anoints us (1 John 2:20, 27) In v 20 "But you have an anointing" it is emphatic - it's a result of God's grace. He baptizes us (Acts 2:17-41) He baptizes us into the Body of Christ. Eph. 4:4-6 says very plainly that there is only ONE baptism - it's the baptism of the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ ... no second "anointing" or "baptism" for special "gifts." Our Pentecostal friends need to read and re-read this until it sinks in that they are disobeying God by propagating such lies. He guides us (John 16:13) He empowers us (Mic. 3:8) He empowers us to do mighty things for the Lord He sanctifies us (Rom. 15:16; 2 Thess. 2:13) He bears witness (Rom. 8:16; Heb. 10:15) He helps us (John 14:16-26) He gives joy (Rom. 14:17) He gives us discernment (1 Cor. 2:10-16) He bears fruit in us (Gal. 5:22-23) He gives gifts (1 Cor. 12:3-11) May I beg your indulgence here because many think they can receive all the spiritual or "sign:" gifts today that were given to the apostles and disciples prior to and at the beginning of the church. This is not true. The special "sign" gifts departed on their own by AD 68-70. 1 Cor. 14:22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, NOT TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE BUT TO UNBELIEVERS; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. "Tongues" was the gift of being able to speak many different languages without having to learn them ... God gave the ability instantaneously to give the gospel message to an unbeliever in his/her own natural language. What the Pentecostals are doing today is frightening ... it's not from God so where is it coming from???? 2 Cor. 11:13-15 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
Answer #24 | 04/12 2014 11:40
The Bible is the recorded words of Christ through men guided by the Holy Spirit. There is no way you can be prompted or guided by the Holy Spirit IF you do not study the Bible.
Answer #25 | 04/12 2014 11:39
So that the Holy Spirit can teach us about our Father in Heaven.
Answer #26 | 04/12 2014 16:44
Just like when you learned to drive? Was the teacher enough? Or did you need the handbook also?
Answer #27 | 04/12 2014 17:43
The bible is the inspired word of God written down for us. Its profitable for doctrine, reproof, and instruction in righteousness. Its our anchor, it keeps us from confusion because we can trust the Holy Spirit (who is God and never lies) to never contradict what he has clearly spoken in the written word. For example the bible says that no one speaking by the spirit of God will curse Jesus and that no one can confess him as the Lord unless he has the Holy Spirit. So that thins out the prophets out very quickly.

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