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The key Biblical passage is Mt 16:18: "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it" (NRSVCE). Though such a citation inevitably hearkens back to certain meta-questions about the use of "πέτρᾳ," the Catholic Church has always seen it as referring to the specific ministry of Peter, ...


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According to the doctrines of Sola Scriptura, and Biblical Infallibility we already have completed revelation from God in the Bible, and this revelation is sufficient for us to know all that God desires of/for us: "All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may ...


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Let me begin with the second question, which is simpler. The Catholic Church does not believe in modern revelation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says 66 "The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord ...


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Elder Ballard is talking about the fruit of the Spirit - the "fruit" being a manifestation, consequence, or result of the presence of the Holy Ghost. This teaching is founded on a few scriptures, mainly Galatians 5:22-23 which says: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, ...


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On a loosely related question about the nature of the doctrine of Sola Scriptura and external sources of Truth, Jas 3.1 gave an excellent answer. Since Scripture adequately equips you to correct false doctrine, that implies it is the standard of truth. So the point is this: If a person teaches something contrary to Scripture, they are wrong. ...


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When you say "truth" I'm going to assume you mean eternal truths, such as the existence and nature of God, the legitimacy of scripture, and the gospel of our Saviour. James gave this counsel on asking questions: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ...


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Prayer is central to receiving spiritual truths from God since by prayer we humble ourselves to a state where the Holy Spirit works effectively in us. However, are we able to discern if the answer we receive is from God's Spirit or an evil spirit? God in His wisdom has warned us: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are ...


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So to worship in spirit means to do so with full purpose of heart. (KJV) Matt 15:8-9 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. The Lord was speaking about the Pharisees here who outwardly ...


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I listened to the provided video, and I feel you miss the key point: You will never know a spiritual truth except it is revealed to you by the Holy Spirit. This is what Elder Ballard wants to say. He is not saying that every feeling we get comes from God. He is also simplifying a little bit to get his point across. You question of "What does it mean that ...


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Though not a Mormon, I have heard Elder Ballard's argument (i.e., a line of reasoning which turns into a logical and well supported argument for the legitimacy of a belief) in religious circles all my life. It is common, I suggest, to adherents of almost all of the world's religions. Feelings are important, whether in matters of religion, or romance, or ...


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The teaching that religious truth is confirmed by feeling has support from several LDS scriptures. In the Book of Mormon, Nephi tells his brothers that they had heard the voice of God several times: 1 Ne 17:35 " ... ye have heard his voice from time to time; and he hath spoken to you in a still small voice, but ye were past feeling, that you could ...


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This is from a VERY specific perspective, and other perspectives are likely to have a different answer (and possibly take offense, though none is meant.) From the perspective of my Fundamental, Independent Baptist Church, which regards the Bible ad God's word, written by men as inspired by the Holy Spirit, and therefore, inerrant and infallible. (Starting ...



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