Having a lot to say is not the same thing as being an expert. The charismatic movement would have all Christians believe that theyâ€”the charismaticsâ€”are the experts on the Holy Spirit. But is volume the true measure of expertise?
Scripture is clear about what to look for when it comes to identifying the Spiritâ€™s work. Christâ€™s words in John 16 give us a good place to start.
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. (John 16:13â€“14) . . .
Dr. R. C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and is featured daily on Renewing Your Mind, an international radio broadcast that has aired for more than ten years with an estimated two million people tuning in every week on more than 235 radio outlets in the United...