The concept of the Trinity was something that was invented many years after Christ’s ascension. It did not originate from Jesus but was invented more than one hundred years after is resurrection. It has, however, become a bedrock item in much of the Christian church. But it seems many church denominations have now replaced the Holy Spirit with the Bible. From my studies on this substitution seems to have significantly grown about 100 years ago but its actual inception was probably during the Protestant Reformation.
During some recent discussion with a Christian clergy I was told that I should not put too much credence in any messages I thought were coming from the Holy Spirit as they could just as easily be coming from Satan. Jesus clearly told us that he would be sending the Holy Spirit to guide us in areas that we were not yet able to understand. For anyone to discount personal revelations is going against those words. To say that we can’t tell if the message is Satan or God is almost saying that God is NOT capable of getting his messages through to us! I personally give God more power than that. If he wants me to know something he can deliver it to me and I will know it is from him. I personally have had a few of those revelations in my life.
Many who discount the power of the Holy Spirit then go on to say that everything God wants us to know is in the Bible and therefore any additional revelations from the Holy Spirit are totally unnecessary. This brings about the title of this post. In many ways the Bible has replaced the Holy Spirit to them! Yes, I do believe that the Bible contains words from God but it is not the total and final word of God. The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is active even today in teaching us, among many other things, how to live as followers of Jesus Christ. I welcome those revelations whenever they come.