Holy spirit

by mrssauk 16 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • mrssauk

    What is the difference (if any) between being guided by holy spirit and being inspired by holy spirit? Is it just semantics?

  • Diogenesister

    I suppose it's easier to say you are guided by HS if you want to fool people.

    If you claim to be inspired you'd need to make more specific claims e.g. you know exactly where you are going.You go from A to B without wandering about all over the gaff.

    Being guided is wandering about with a blindfold and a dog.

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  • doubtfull1799

    Absolutely it is playing semantics. This is the core question that started my awakening process.

    In fact you can make a good case that being "guided" should be amore accurate and perfect process than being "inspired!"

    I am a photographer and if I do a job where someone "inspired" me then end result is my creation, it may just be influenced from an idea or a piece that someone else created. The person or work inspiring me has little control over the end result. Whereas if someone is "directing" me in the job then they have full control over the end result, they will be specifying how I do it and what the end result looks like. The have control of the accuracy of how the final image looks.

    When you look at it that way, it is "direction" that should lead to infallibility, not "inspiration!"

  • eyeuse2badub

    Holy Spirit or fairy dust. What is the difference?

    just saying!

  • sparrowdown

    I think to be "inspired" carries the connotation of some sort of divine phrophetic download of information through dream or voice or sign/ miracle ie burning bush, road to Damascus moment etc whereas "guided" is meant to imply following bible principles that were "spirit inspired" but it's deliberately misleading the way they use both expressions.

    Playing semantics for the sake of arse saving, they are making sure they don't get caught out claiming to be prophets.

  • smiddy3

    Actually this is a bloody good question

    .And what IS Holy Spirit ? O.K. I`ve seen the definitions in the dictionary but when you boil it all down its just an imaginary concept.Their is no definitive proof of such a thing/state that exists in all the time/ages that humans have existed and no tangible evidence that such a thing ever existed.

    So if such a thing as the Holy Spirit never existed you could neither be inspired or directed or be guided by such a thing as the Holy spirit.

    Those that believe in the Holy Spirit do so because of Faith and that is not a good basis for believing in anything .

    Billions of people over the Centuries have been misled by believing in "Faith" of one sort or another .

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    @eyeuse2badub: "Holy Spirit or fairy dust. What is the difference?"

    Fairy dust has a higher success rate at capturing the light.

  • ttdtt

    Well - let me answer that this way.

    How much wood could a woodchuck chuck. If a woodchuck could chuck wood?

  • FedUpJW

    As much wood as a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog

    Semantic or Semitic.

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