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Old 02-25-2014, 06:59 AM
 
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Inspired means in Theol. terms (Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary) a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. My question is if this divine influence is the holy spirit, or just divine influence from God or saints. It could be the holy spirit, it could also be saints ? Are the saints called divine?

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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"Inspiration" is related to "spirit" or breath and would be through the Holy Spirit. What instruments the Spirit uses and the degree of detail in that inspiration from mild urge to direct revelation will vary.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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Inspired means in Theol. terms (Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary) a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. My question is if this divine influence is the holy spirit, or just divine influence from God or saints. It could be the holy spirit, it could also be saints ? Are the saints called divine?

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You may want to read the literature of Saint Theresa of Avila.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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nateswift: You wrote: «"Inspiration" is related to "spirit" or breath and would be through the Holy Spirit.» Verbal inspiration does that mean that the text is made up by the holy spirit then? Which texts of the bible are verbal inspired?
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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nateswift: You wrote: «"Inspiration" is related to "spirit" or breath and would be through the Holy Spirit.» Verbal inspiration does that mean that the text is made up by the holy spirit then? Which texts of the bible are verbal inspired?
I couldn't say, and it is dangerous to think of the Bible as "THE authority," both because original manuscripts may or may not have been so inspired and subsequent copies may have been subject to "creative editing." Best to trust the guide promised by Jesus and check it against all the tools we have for that purpose.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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nateswift: You wrote: «the guide promised by Jesus and check it against all the tools we have for that purpose» What do you mean by that? And you didn't answer my question, if text that are verbal inspired are made up by the holy spirit.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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Grace (charis) The Divine Intervention of the heart & the reflection in the life.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:22 AM
 
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nateswift: You wrote: «the guide promised by Jesus and check it against all the tools we have for that purpose» What do you mean by that? And you didn't answer my question, if text that are verbal inspired are made up by the holy spirit.
The "guide" promised by Jesus IS the Holy Spirit, and if a particular text is verbally inspired you can check it BY the Spirit, as well as using reason and the testimony of people you know are walking in that Spirit.
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