“To be led by the Spirit (Galatians 5:18), for instance, should be understood not as being led apart from, but rather by means of the Scriptures. 2 The word “led” does not refer to inner feelings or hunches, or to visions or extra-biblical revelations.”
— Jay E. Adams
Adams covers an interesting topic that many folks would vehemently disagree with. Over all with the statement I agree, and we need to be very careful about following the ever elusive and highly subjective feelings that we deal with on a daily basis. Clearly I know I cannot follow all of them, nor base all my decisions from all of them because they have even today been wrong, sinful, and proven untrustworthy. But I disagree in the respect that I am most certain the Holy Spirit does place things on the hearts of men. However, we are told to “test the spirits” and though I may be wrong, I think it may in part refer to this, as well of course other things. I apologize, I do not feel like I am handling this fairly, for I feel that it’s somewhat of a large and slightly more complex topic then it might at first seem. None the less, I felt like posting this quote by Adams, because it echoes a warning cry that needs to be heard about the dangers of ‘listening the inner voice’ at the cost of forsaking the Sacred Scriptures, and this is a most dangerous thing indeed.