5 Avenues of the Holy Spirit Leading Us to Truth
- The Scriptures
Does the Bible speak to the matter? If it does, the matter can be settled, being reinforced by the following.
Does rationality tell you something about the subject? (ie the Bible may not say anything about jumping off a bridge to see if you can fly, but this does not make rational sense.)
- Tradition and Community
What do other Christians, both alive and dead, say about the subject?
- Personal Experience
Are there events, directions, or experiences that speak to the matter? (ie Paul was prevented from going to Rome by the experiential guidence of the Spirit Rom 1).
- Subjective Emotions
Unfortunately, this is the default and, often, only place people go. However, the guidence of the Spirit does come theough subjectively felt emotions as well. Do you feel at peace about this particular activityor this or that y
All of these don’t need to be present for the Spirit lead and at different times in our lives, we are more sensitive to some and not others. This is okay and part of the learning experience. However, the more that are present, the more conviction you can have that it is God leading you to this or that truth.