Maybe you should just go with God in His written word and forget about the writings of Smith, Russell, Zwingli, Calvin, Luther and all those "early church fathers".
That's deceitful! Smith, Russell~reformers? Not even close. Shame on you, but what should we expect any more from you? Your other post to me is not even worth commenting on. You mocked the teachings of Christ, and Paul, etc.~ Matthew 13:16,17; 1 Cor. 2:7-15
I didn't call them reformers. I only referred to their writings. Now your references are interesting, particularly 1 Corinthians 2. I would hope that you do realize that nearly the whole of chapter 2 is Paul's defense of his divine inspiration as an apostle of Jesus Christ. But I take it that you see it as describing you somehow.
And I didn't mock the teachings of Christ Paul, etc., but I admit that I did sort of mock some of the teachings of Calvinism, Catholicism and Kabbalism.
Maybe you should just go with God in His written word
Practice what you preach.
I do to the best of my ability. I seldom rely on the writings of long dead "reformers" or those "early church fathers".
1 Corinthians 2
verse 6-16 is we and us
verse 1-5 is i referring to Paul
If you could see that then maybe you could also realize that spiritual truth is interpreted by the Spirit and
not taught by human wisdom.
If what you believe concerning verses 6-16 is true, there would have been no need for Paul to ever write anything. Everything could have just come directly to everyone through the Holy Spirit. But it did not. There should be no doubt whatsoever that Paul and a few others were inspired as no one today is. And that is the point of chapter two. The idea that the Holy Spirit when writing, through the agencies of the apostles, to the saints in Rome, Corinth, Ephesus, Colossae, Philippi etc. was incapable of writing intelligibly is simply ludicrous. It is an affront to God Himself to even think that. That thinking comes only to those who refuse to believe what the Bible says and need to have some excuse to give some other meaning to the words written.
I was only half joking about the Sky King decoder ring. But fortunately God and Jesus through the Holy Spirit are quite capable of writing in comprehensible fashion.