Your discussion was about not trusting, thus not submitting to people who teach incorrect biblical teachings. Which is what you were saying that Wommack was doing because you thought he was being double minded. I think the word was "snakes", even beautiful snakes? Yet you agreed with some of what he said.
These verses you quoted are examples of positive things we should be doing. The Holy Spirit brings to mind all the scriptures in the bible that we have studied for us to consider...not just a few. They all have to be considered to find the right answer to each situation.
If a man puts a gun to my back and says we are making a trip to the ATM , I will be quickly consulting the Holy Spirit in what I should do. The Holy Spirit instantaneously brings to mind what wisdom the scriptures have taught me. It may be one verse or many that tie in together to bring wisdom and balance to this situation. He may advise me to go along with the man (submit), or he may tell me how to get the gun away from him (lead) in order to keep the situation from escalating and hurting many people. So submitting or leading will be different depending on the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Ok, that will have to be my last post for now, since I have a busy day today. I have enjoyed our discussion Trapper. Much nicer and pleasant. I'm sorry I didn't answer all that you had laid out. It's best to keep it short and sweet if you want the most from me, and to keep my eyes from glazing over. Maybe in another future discussion I will have better vision and understanding of the info you are asking for. After all I am expected to understand your way of thinking, which can be very different than mine. I do try to understand but I just need it placed in front of me in smaller bits and pieces so I digest them properly so I can discuss. Force feeding won't work with me. Matter of fact, I don't think it works with anyone. Not that I'm saying you are doing that right now...I'm just saying...as I two-step out the door.
Challenge the message and not the messenger! The first person to resort to name calling and personal attacks automatically loses the debate! Personal attack is often the best indication that the writer knows his logic is flawed and therefore tries to deflect attention by attacking the opponent, instead of attacking the arguments of the opponent.
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