Monday, July 09, 2012

Who is a Soul Friend?

Soul Friend
    1. A person possessed by the Spirit
    2. A person characterised by holiness of life and closeness to God
    3. A person of experience-in prayer and life
    4. A person of learning – particularly in the scriptures and the patristic writings
    5. A person of discernment who can read the signs of the times and the writing on the wall of the soul 
    6. A person who gives way to the Holy Spirit

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Blogger blogpastor said...

Is there a place, Alex, for a person who experiences and appropriates and discerns the redeeming action of the gospel in his own soul.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi blogpastor,

of course there is. Part of the process of growing in Christ is to be sensitive to the working of the Holy Spirit. This is the work of the individual. This is our part in sanctification (please note that this is not work righteousness). What I am trying to say is that sometimes, we need an objective view. Someone who is not closely involved as we are, to help us discerned. Ultimately, the final decision is ours. The spiritual directors should never insist. They only suggests.

12:15 PM  

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