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Old 07-02-2018, 11:02 PM   #30
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Default Re: Was Witness Lee a Calvinist?

Originally Posted by Trapped View Post
Regarding Acts 8:30-35 as an example of using guides for edification:

1. Edification concerns believers. The Ethiopian was not yet a believer..
Whether the edification is unto salvation or for further spiritual improvement does not matter - the function of the Spirit is the same. The need for human guides is the same (teachers, pastors, etc).

Edification means improvement (to our spiritual situation). The Ethiopian experienced an improvement to his spiritual condition so it can be considered an edification.

This is also supported by personal experiences - any person who becomes saved needs further instruction and "discipleship" (as they call it) to grow properly. A person is no more knowledgeable about the Bible after salvation than before salvation.
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