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How do Christians who believe in a witness of the Holy Spirit via thoughts & feelings respond to the claim that thoughts & feelings are unreliable?

Thoughts When I encounter the claim that thoughts are unreliable, my response is: Do you think so? Is that thought reliable? Descarte's famous line cogito ergo sum is part of his argument that one ...
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Do Cessationists believe that the Holy Spirit still speaks specific messages or instructions to Christians today?

This is from an article in Tabletalk magazine, which is produced by Ligonier Ministries. It is written by Robert Rothwell and supposses to be the voice of Reformed Christianity on the topic of ...
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How do different denominations explain the apparent silence or hiddenness of God in our time?

To prevent your question being closed down (for not being 'aimed' at a particular group within Christianity), I am going to answer as one who believes that God does, indeed, communicate in certain ...
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According to the LDS, why is there large amounts of new revelation if Jesus is the fulfillment?

The Law of Moses Latter-day Saints believe that the Law of Moses was fulfilled in Christ. In addition to the passages in Hebrews that teach this, it is also expressly stated in 3 Nephi 9: 17 And as ...
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How is the concept of validating one's beliefs through personal experiences reconciled with the principle of not testing or challenging God?

There is a testing which is by faith and a testing which is of doubt and hubris. The answer lies in the difference between putting God to the test ala Matthew 4:5-7: Then the devil took him to the ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

Paul was speaking as an apostle, and all the apostles were chosen by divine appointment. As Jesus said in John 15:14-17, they were now his friends, for they did what he commanded. “Ye have not ...
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The calling and experience of Ministry

There is no difficulty in identifying godly men during past centuries, men who were called and who taught the gospel without apology or excuse. Their ministry was blessed by God. For example: ...
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If God is beyond our comprehension how can we comprehend what he wants?

If by "comprehension" you mean "completely understanding God," then, yes, God is not comprehensible. But if by "comprehension" you mean "knowing God," then, no. God's existence and divinity are ...
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What precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation' of fundamental truths about Deity?

The entire New Testament is a precedent for the further revelation of fundamental truths about Deity. Some few Jews believed what Jesus said about Himself, and such explanations and expositions of ...
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Are there published testimonies from Christians who had the truth of the Trinity revealed to them through the Holy Spirit?

Yes, my testimony of coming from an actively anti-trinitarian stance to believing in the trinity doctrine has been published. However, I'm not here to promote either that book or myself so will give ...
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According to Trinitarians, can the personhood of the Holy Spirit be confirmed through personal experience?

Intellectual assent and personal experience with regard to the 'personhood' of the Holy Spirit are strange ways to attempt to get Trinitarians responding. Perhaps that's why you have received lots of ...
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How crucial is it for Christians in general (not only LDS) to “gain a testimony” validating the truth of their beliefs?

Evangelicalism is a worldwide, interdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity that emphasizes the centrality of being "born again", in which an individual experiences personal ...
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How is the concept of validating one's beliefs through personal experiences reconciled with the principle of not testing or challenging God?

Regarding "testing" God, He invites us to do it: Prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall ...
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What is the basis for the claim that "we have the completed revelation from God in the Bible"?

God has revealed everything we need to know about him, what he has done for us and what he is going to do for us, and what he expects from us, in the Bible, the written word of God. Christians ...
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How is the concept of validating one's beliefs through personal experiences reconciled with the principle of not testing or challenging God?

The solution is quite simple. First, there is no problem, as different things are being mixed up, so once that is seen, all becomes clear. God not only allows, but encourages, his children to ask him ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, are all Christians who are full of the Holy Spirit unequivocally led by the Spirit to accept the truth of Mormonism?

Short answer This question is nuanced enough that the short answer I can offer is I don't know. I know individual Latter-day Saints with opinions on both sides of this question, but there is no ...
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Does any denomination believe that it's not possible to be a Christian full of the Holy Spirit without being eventually led by the HS to join them?

There is a group of churches teaching that. They are collectively known as The International Churches of Christ (ICOC). They are part of the Restoration Movement, and were formed in 1993. They have a ...
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What are Andrew Wommack's most foundational truths?

Having never heard of Andrew Wommack, I had to do some research. He is an American conservative charismatic TV evangelist and faith healer. One foundational belief is that the Bible is inspired and ...
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Is it true that if we make a good confession and receive the sacrament of Eucharist on the following Sunday of Easter all our sins will be forgiven?

Did Jesus Christ promise to St. Faustina that if people make a good confession and receive Holy Communion at mass on the second Sunday of Easter they will have a fresh start all over again? The short ...
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How to reconcile Aquinas' analogical view of God with God's self-revelation?

Your question ends with the question as to whether Christian dogmas mean that "Revelation about God's nature is in the end all mystery?" Starting with that point first, I suggest that the ...
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What precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation' of fundamental truths about Deity?

I am addressing this question as a broader spectrum question than LDS doctrine alone, under the thought that a broader answer was the intended desire. The entire Bible stands as evidence that further ...
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How do Cessationists interpret 1 Corinthians 14:24-25?

The prophets (inspired preachers) spoke to groups, for general attitudes and ideas, making them accountable to the gospel through Spirit inspired authority and conviction. In most old commentaries and ...
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Natural Theology (Intellect) vs. Spiritual Experience (Heart)?

The Pauline Answer to the relationship of Natural Theology to Personal Christian Experience can best be shown by the narration of Paul's trip to Athens in Acts 17:16-34: The God who made the world ...
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What is the biblical basis for the Holy Ghost revealing truth privately and personally in an absolute and unmistakable manner?

In past times and in diverse manners God spoke through prophets. Of course, this is how we believe the Bible was produced and compiled so, as a few answers and comments have pointed out, the Bible ...
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According to Catholicism, how does God expect us to realize the truth of Christianity?

God "expect[s] us to realize the truth of Christianity" through the Church that He founded, which is guided by the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Ghost.(cf. Cdl. Manning's Temporal Mission of the Holy ...
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Is it true that if we make a good confession and receive the sacrament of Eucharist on the following Sunday of Easter all our sins will be forgiven?

This Question is concerning the indulgence granted on "Divine Mercy Sunday". Indulgences are not about the forgiveness of sins, but about the removal of Punishment for sins committed after entering ...
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Which denominations believe in modern (ongoing) revelation?

The Society of Friends (Quakers) generally believe that each person has what they term the Divine Light, or "that of God," within them. Because God is within and directly accessible to everyone, ...
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If God is beyond our comprehension how can we comprehend what he wants?

Your question is philosophical, not yet Christian, so to complement other answers, here's one straightforward philosophical answer that focus on logic, language, and reason. I also try to make clear ...
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If God is beyond our comprehension how can we comprehend what he wants?

Paul states in Philippians 3:9-10 : I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but ...
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What are Andrew Wommack's most foundational truths?

I've watched the guy many times over the years, and drawing from that, it's safe to say this: His most foundational beliefs are pretty the same as those of a typical, Bible-believing, traditional ...
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