You said Timothy called people to him not the LORD for questions, now I take issue with this. If this was true I would AGREE to everything on this blog. However, One of the MAIN reasons that my husband and I have accepted the letters is because we have seen in NUMEROUS letters where people apparently ask Timothy a question and the LORD's response is always that we should go to the LORD for answers...mind you the LORD goes on to respond, but the priority is clear.
To me this is an absolute CRITICAL point, because if ANY MAN does anything different....that is a sign given to me through scripture and PERSONALLY directly from the LORD to run away from that man!
In a letter called "Harken to Those, Who God Has Sent to You, For They Prepare the Way of Christ's Coming and Will Guide Many Out of the Storm and Many More Through the Storm" I have quoted exactly the words in the letter below:"You wish to be My students, having many questions, ask Timothy."
While it's easy to ignore this small little sentence and gloss it over by saying that the Lord is saying he will answer you through Timothy, the letter still says go to Timothy. Not God, but Timothy for the answer.
I believe what moderator is trying to say is that we should look to those we trust as godly men or women who walk in faith, whether that be a pastor or bible scholar (who have dedicated thier lives to teaching others the ways of the Lord) or someone in your family who you regard as truly full of integrity and wisdom in the Lord. We need to seek wisdom from a trustworthy source, not from someone we don't know and have no idea if they walk with the Lord in integrity or if they are trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
Proverbs 2:7 says "He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their shield, protecting those who walk with integrity." and also in Colossians 3:16 "Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other
. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts." It isn't wrong to turn to someone you trust as a source of godly wisdom to get counsel, if that person is infact a trustworthy source. Also, in Matthew 11:19 Jesus said "And I, the Son of Man, feast and drink, and you say, 'He's a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of the worst sort of sinners!' But wisdom is shown to be right by what results from it.
" We need to test the fruit of the ministry, please read this forum thread completely and you should see that the results of Trumpet call of god results in division, bitterness, judgment etc. not the fruit of the Spirit which is peace, kindness, gentleness etc.
I hope that helps you.
Your sister in Christ,