Biblically correct is not always spiritually correct! Part 2 Please read over Part 1 (my previous topic) before reading this one! Ok, so you've read what I posted in part 1 and are probably itching to know what I meant in the title of this topic, so here goes: We will start by reading out of Acts 16:6-10(NASB)6They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; 7and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; 8and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. 9A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." 10When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. At first glance there is nothing extremely striking about what happened, Paul obeyed the Holy Spirit and people got saved. But, we need to look at something here. Paul and his companions planned to go into Asia and Bithynia to preach the gospel. Why? Because it is what Jesus commanded His disciples to do. Mark 16:15(NASB)15And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Was Paul's desire to go into Asia and Bithynia biblically correct? Of Course! Jesus said "Go into all the world". Last time I checked Asia and Bithynia are both included in "all the world". Was Paul's desire to go into Asia and Bithynia what the Holy Spirit wanted them to do? Clearly Acts 16 shows us that the answer to this question is no. So from this you have to conclude, that you can be biblically correct and think you are in the center of God's will for your life or a certain situation and not be. So being biblically correct does not necessarily mean you are Spiritually correct(doing what the Holy Spirit wants). But being Spiritually correct is always biblical. Paul warns us about this in Romans 8:6(AMP)6Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that [a]comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. So how does part 1 relate to part 2? Part 1 touches on "discerning" through human reasoning, something that Romans 8:6 clearly warns against. They are both related in this way, that those who use their own reasoning and are not spiritually minded will always react to error by committing another error. I've always found this challenging. It emphasizes the necessary intimate relationship you need with God and is definitely worth meditating on.