“Few points and claims he makes that opens up the door for mere "spiritualism" like this quote "When you are listening to God, He is always in control of your transformation, and nothing you learn will produce pride. Why? Because everything you know was given to you by revelation. There is no pride in it because you did not do anything to get it."
This is indeed a biblical assertion. Paul made this same assertion:
1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 ¶ For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
Knowledge puffs up, but when everything has been given to us by God, we see it not as the knowledge that puffs up, but as divine revelation from which we can claim no praise.
“Who determines whether what you have received is from God? LOL this kind of teaching sets people up to receive whatever people are saying. As long as they say the Lord told them so. “
There are only two ways to learn. Either God teaches us or we teach ourselves. The only way that one can learn from God is by listening to the HS. This man obviously does not trust God to lead him into ALL truth, as the Bible says. Anyone who holds to this belief is actually trusting themselves as they are the one who is reading, studying, and teaching. There is no need to trust in God by faith, as they do not believe that God can teach someone and keep them out of deception.
This is the very attitude that John was addressing when he wrote:
1Jo 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Notice if you will that emphatic “AND IS TRUTH, AND IS NO LIE”.
The enemy has always belittled those who listen to God because if they listen to God, THEY CANNOT BE DECECIVED. If they can be deceived, then God has failed to do as He has said. I find it ludicrous for someone to say they believe in God but will not trust Him with their instruction.
In fact if they do not trust in God, they must trust in their own intellect.
“This is how the "Bible is the mark of the beast" movement started. Some spirit told one of these men that the bible was the mark of the Beast and they took it and ran with it. They began teaching people this satanic doctrine.”
Jesus seemed to share this sentiment when He said:
Joh 5:39 You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
Think about it. The only way for a person to be sure they understand what God teaches if to be listening to Him. Anyone who trusts in themselves will be deceived. The reason is this:
1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual...