- May 23, 2012
Lauren, there is nothing complex about my statement, it was very simple and direct. My point was, as Christians we cannot ALWAYS claim for ourselves everything the apostles had because there are some things unique to the apostles. For starters, they lived with and listened to the actual physical Jesus, for another thing they were CLEAN because they believed the words of Jesus even though they were not indwelt by the Holy Spirit at that time. Neither of those things happen to believers today. My point was that we cannot always say, because it happened to Peter, James, and John, it can happen to me. Most of what happened to the apostles can happen to us...but not all.
being simple and direct is not them same as scriptural and truth