You know Pastorp, It was the “common man” who was spoken to during the Reformation. The printing press made this possible. Students would gather writings or take notes of debates. The thought of many of the reformers would be copied and spread throughout the land where it was debated and discussed by the “common man“.
The BS that these teachings are too technical for the common man is a scape goat argument. In all actuality the “common man” should be insulted that a man of the cloth would think him incapable of grasping these concepts.
Back to the topic at hand. Can you enlighten me concerning the AofG view on the doctrine of sin after salvation? I don’t recall reading about this in the 16 articles.
I am going to put this yere because dealing with sin, is a matter of prayers also.
Those who think that because one is not a Christian on the level Goodshot probably actually is, that is not an insult GS, are told by others you have to do this and that plus you have to have this and that.
Well being in a special club with the Holy Ghost seems to be spoken of here often; a gent I landscaped for was an -- In the spirit denomination or sect -- and one time I was at a house where they had a meeting. It seemed that the "spirit" was all they talked about, not Jesus. (They did not celebrate Christmas.)
It was too many years ago to remember details but I challenged, or asked challenging questions and got polite answers . I came away feeling Jesus blood was not enough for them.
Well, today I looked up praying to the Holy Ghost and found this site:
I have never had problems praying and I keep them short and to the point. God has saved me from myself legally and physically numerous times so I know he is listening or simply protecting me from myself when I am too full of myself and not because of prayer but rather because I a lack of prayer due to too much flesh.
While Jesus said "I am with you always" to his disciples, that I believe applies to anyone who has accepted Jesus as Lord.
The site I paste above, to a degree, reminds me of some of the rhetoric found here, and that group I attended years ago.
The Bible calls the Holy Ghost the comforter, not the telegraph wire to Jesus, much less the Father. If one is a Christian one does not have to try to create a special attachment to the Holy Ghost, he will be there, period.
As ones true faith does grow, one's connection to God will grow, as it does for preachers and teachers who go to nasty places willing to die for the Faith.
That comes from Faith in the Good News brought by the one true God, not some special schooling in special prayers to the Holy Ghost.