How Do I Work This?
Rev. Chandler Stokes
We need Scripture and Spirit both. The Bible without the Spirit is a dead word. The Spirit without Scripture is unbridled. It is their integration that gives the Church its life and vitality, its momentum and direction. We cannot be who we are as a community without both of them. This is the question that officers in the Presbyterian Church answer about Scripture: Do you accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be, by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the Church universal, and God’s Word to you? Part of this week’s reflection is to lift up is: by the Holy Spirit… It is essential in our understanding of the Bible.