The gospel of you know that you know that you know?

In my desire to help people to know what our word of God says so they can know with more certainty what our gospel says, I have observed a common theme.  This theme is you know that you know that you know and this is good enough.  Basically they advocate scripture is just to complex to know and that God doesn’t want us to understand everything anyway.  They are content not to understand scripture, even if it leaves them with a conflicted gospel because of the Compete Word of God syndrome found in Armin and Calvin.

But I have to ask if you know that you know that you know is really good enough?  After all Mormons who trust Jesus as their savior know that they know that they know.  So do the Jehovah Witnesses who trust Jesus as their savior.  So if the gospel of you know that you know that you know is good enough, why not end up in a Mormon church with those who know that they know to worship or any other claim to Christ faith?  That is if the gospel you know that you know that you know is any gospel at all.

Why not because it is more than just knowing that you know, it is about doctrine.  Those who say this acknowledge by their actions knowing that you know is not good enough.  They draw the line on doctrinal issues and don’t worship with others who know that they know too.

But what is really at the heart of the issue?  The people of God are not willing to take the time to study and pray to receive a clearer understanding of God’s word.  I believe Paul would be greatly disappointed with this mindset in God’s people.  After all he is the one who in scripture prays for the spirit of understanding for the saints.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,[1]

Paul fully anticipates believers to do something with the deposit of the Holy Spirit we boast we have.  He fully expects us to listen to the Holy Spirit to instruct in God’s word.  We must remember Paul and those others did not have a Compete Word of God, they had the Complete Word of God.  So why would a believer, who boast of the Holy Spirit, reject the very clarity the Holy Spirit can bring to scripture?

Paul is not alone in his expectation of the Holy Spirit teaching us.  I have to believe what John wrote to the early church, he would write to us today.  Both men of God expect the believer to have the relationship, we all brag we have, and have the Holy Spirit teach us.  The question for the believer is this, why is not the Holy Spirit teaching you things if the anointing you received is not counterfeit?  Why settle for the gospel of you know that you know to gloss over the Compete Word of God?

As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in him.[2]

Why wait for some man, even myself, to explain something to you.  Let the Holy Spirit teach you.  Be aware that you will be ridiculed by the church for taking this position.  I have.

Because I actually believe this scripture, I was told it was the “epitomy of arrogance“,  (August 8th comment) that I actually believe the Holy Spirit teaches me His word.  But I believe my anointing is real.  I thought that used to be called faith?

However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him“–but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.  We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.[3]

I am sorry to all those I offend, but my God has told me in scripture that I can know all things because the Spirit who is my anointing searches all things, even the deep things of God.  If I have the Spirit of God in me then why be surprised that I believe I can have the Complete Word of God.  Why would any of us who lets the Holy Spirit teach us in His word expect anything less?  Instead we are expected to learn from men and not the Holy Spirit. 

So what is it for you believer, do you know that you know to gloss over the Compete Word of God or do you know that you know that you know because the Holy Spirit has taught you the Complete Word of God?

[1] Ephesians 1:17-18

[2] 1John 2:27

[3] 1 Corinthians 2:9-12