Promptings of the Spirit, pg. 96; “However, in D&C 9:9 the Lord says that if a wrong thought is being pursued, there will be no feeling of rightness, but instead, a stupor of thought, and that the stupor of thought “shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong.” Actually it is the Spirit which causes the stupor of thought and the forgetting. That means that the Spirit really is present, but works within us like ebbs and flows, presenting and subtracting feelings and thoughts. Thus, stupor of thought is not a true condition of the Spirit being absent.” – Errol Fish
2 Corinthians 10:5; “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
We are discouraged in the Bible from trusting our own feelings so everything Mr. Fish said here is a lie.
Hi–I normally don’t comment at websites, but I feel that your interpretation of 2nd Cor 10:5 is wayyyyy of base. Nothing in that verse indicates that we shouldn’t trust our own feelings. If anything, it says that we need to master our own thoughts. I can’t think of a single place in the Bible where we are instructed not to trust our feelings. Did Paul not listen to his own feelings during his conversion? What about Luther? Why would God give us the capacity to feel if we are to just ignore it?
Agreed with David. Corinthians is saying any imagination that tells you not to be obedient to Christ, but what if you have feelings that encourage or entice you to be obedient. If you are guided by feelings and these feelings promote Christ they are from God. At that point trust your feelings
” for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.” Moroni 7:33
I greatly wonder if the writer of this article responds to his own conscience.