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“Does the Holy Spirit speak to you personally?”

Here’s an outline of a conversation I had after church a while ago: “Does the Holy Spirit speak to you personally?” “Yes”, I said. “Absolutely! He’s been speaking to me and to you during the last 30 minutes, through the Holy Scriptures”.  “No, I don’t mean that. I mean do you hear his voice telling …

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The sin of curiosity

If you read Christian theology, you’ll come across something called the sin of curiosity. For example, the Westminster Larger Catechism lists “curious searching into God’s secrets” as a breach of the first commandment (Q.105). At first, the sin of curiosity sounds odd to 21stcentury ears. After all, we encourage curiosity in our children, don’t we? Isn’t curiosity …

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