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anonymous asked [Tuesday, 16th June 2015]

QUESTION: "Doesn't the believer have the inward witness to guide them, and isn't this foremost in guiding the believer?"


Pastor's response...

ANSWER: "Yes the inward witness is foremost, but only in those who are mature Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. A well developed 'internal witness' which is developed by wholesome teaching, instruction and discipleship When the believer is still a child, they don't even know how to discern their internal witness, they are still influenced by their emotions and experience When they have been exposed to the good word of God, and they have learnt through instructions and practice how to discern the voice of the spirit, then they can grow to trust more and more the inward witness, which would have been strengthened and purified with time For some believers still have an evil conscience ( conscience stands for the sense of right and wrong) an evil conscience is a sense of judgement based on anything outside of Gods word Some believers have a conscience influenced by culture, some personal experience, some by demons, some by their lusts and desires All of these must be purged by the washing of water by the word, and by activation from the five fold ministry gifts and the community of the saints 1 Timothy 1:19-20 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. "

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