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Question and Answer

Sometimes my feelings and inner impressions about an issue are at odds with the clear teaching of the Bible. What am I to do?
Every believer in Christ has probably experienced this at one time or another. We are to trust the clear teaching of God’s Word and not our impressions! The supreme standard and ultimate authority for Christian thinking, living, and dying is the Bible and not our feeling (Deut. 6:6–9; Ezra 7:10; Matt. 4:1–11; 2 Tim. 3:16–17). Feelings come and go; they can be easily provoked and manipulated, and they are woefully inadequate as standard for living. Stand by faith on God’s Word, and you will discover the truth of the words of the hymn: “How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word.”

BY Dr. Winfred O. Neely

Dr. Winfred Neely is currently working towards his third degree in at the University of Bristol, England. An ordained minister and full-time professor of pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute, Winfred has served churches across the City of Chicago, the near west subburbs, and Senegal, West Africa. He and his wife Stephne have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren. 

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