Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Seek Biblical Teachings, Not Charismatic Excess
Instead of holy laughter, we need holy living. Pep is no substitute for purity. Words of knowledge don’t hold a candle to the words of the Bible. Rather than being slain in the Spirit, we need to be filled with the Spirit. Rather than dancing in the Spirit, we are commanded to walk in the Spirit. Instead of speaking in other tongues, we need to speak more boldly the wonderful works of God in our native tongue. The prophecies of the Bible do not need to be augmented by so-called prophets today. God’s revelation is complete and sufficient. Let’s devote ourselves to knowing, loving, and obeying it, and thereby to know, love, and obey our Savior more and more each day.
Charles C. Ryrie, “The Holy Spirit,” pg.183