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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by mima, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. mima

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    Recently a person asked me this question. In considering John 7:38, "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water". Do you believe the term of "living water" used here in this scripture could possibly refer to a "private language"? I ask for time, gimme your answers and I will give him mine.
     
  2. 2BHizown

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    When one comes to belief and experiences the mercy and grace of God they are so overcome with gratitude that they from then on share God's word and the gospel of salvation to urge others to do the same!
    I've seen nothing biblical to suggest a 'private language'.
     
  3. canadyjd

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    Scripture tells you what Jesus meant in the very next verse. Chap.7 v.39, "But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive...."

    As far as what "flows" from the person (it is from the Spirit); the works which God has prepared for them before the beginning of time flow, not a private prayer language which edifies none but self.

    peace to you:praise:
     
  4. TaterTot

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    no, i dont see how it could mean a prayer language.
     
  5. webdog

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    Canadyjd hit the nail on the head. Context dictates it's the Spirit that indwells us.
     

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