Changing topic , can I ask a question please? Why do some Christians seemingly not experience baptism of the spirit...which seems to manifest itself in many ways like 'feeling surrounded by love', speaking in tongues, being slain in the spirit etc. I know we are supposed to walk by faith and not rely on feelings but it's mighty hard sometimes.
Thanks for listening x
I was in the park yesterday with the grandchild. I was taken by how different all the kids were. We all come from different places, are raised differently, have odd and differing influences is our lives. There are doctrinal answers as to why not all get this or that. The doctrinal answers differ with the sect that is dishing it out. There is only one answer for you, and it is specific for you, form the councilor that is within working with you.
Your feelings are there for a reason. They are helpers as well.
One verse that helped me realize that was in Romans.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
How do we realize death, life, and peace without our feelings? Not sure where the doctrine "don't trust your feelings" comes from. As a doctrine I would have to refute it in my own life. My feelings are there for a reason. Learning to trust the the word that is in you is where you are heading. The basics are faith, hope, and love. Faith will change as you learn and grow. What you belief must be questioned, by you. You are doing that now. We will continue to work it through with you.
Ask and you shall receive.
You are doing the right thing by asking. There are many able ministers here who will have great input. Can't wait! Thanks for asking!