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Christian Agnosticism vs Holy Spirit

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Holy Spirit - not an agnostic

Christian agnosticism is when Christians claim that we cannot know what God wants. Some Christian agnostics apply their agnosticism to minor theological issues like what party we should vote for, or whether the church building should be white or brown. Others apply it to major theological issues, like what happens after we die or if Jesus really is the exclusive way to God. In the latter case, the line between Christian agnosticism and agnosticism, where you’re not even sure if God exists, is very thin.

I think that one of the major causes of Christian agnosticism is a lack of charismatic experience, i.e. Holy Spirit fire signs and wonders explosion BAM! I base this on the brilliant passage of 1 Corinthians 2:7-16:

We declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Cor 2:7-9)

Here, Paul does indeed talks about God’s mystery that He had hidden from humankind throughout the ages, referring to how Jesus is the Son of God who would save the world through a bloody death on the cross. Obviously, few had guessed that this was the way in which we would be saved, but now it is revealed. And how was it revealed? By the Holy Spirit!

These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. (vv. 10-12)

The Spirit knows everything about God just as our spirits know everything about us. And what have we received? The Spirit of God! The same Spirit that knows who God is and what He is like lives within us, so that we may understand it!

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.  The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”  But we have the mind of Christ. (vv. 13-16)

You see? We ought to speak Spirit-led words to explain the Spiritual realities, because God and His Kingdom can only be understood through the Holy Spirit. We have the mind of Christ and we activate it through the Holy Spirit. Do you see why the Spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues etc are so important? It is through recognizing and longing for what the Spirit does and speak that we understand the will of God.

So if you’re unsure about what God wants, eagerly desire some Spiritual gifts as 1 Cor 14:1 tells us to. The gift of prophecy is especially nice because then we hear Him. Don’t wrestle around in agnosticism, seek the fire and power and you will receive a lot of revelations. Here’s an example of how the Spirit reveals the will of God:


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Micael Grenholm, a Swedish charismactivist, apologist and author.

Micael Grenholm, a Swedish charismactivist, apologist and author.

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