I offer to you a new paradigm for establishing truth built around six pillars. It is as follows.
Truth is discerned as my mind and my heart seek the Word (Jesus) while listening to the Holy
Spirit, the counsel of others and the experience of life.
Therefore I will use the “Six Pillars of Truth.”
* my mind
* the Bible
* my heart
* the Holy Spirit within my heart
* the counsel of others
* the experiences of life
All while asking the Holy Spirit to work through the counsel of others and the experiences of life, as well as illumine the Bible to my heart’s understanding.
Now, rather than seeking to discern truth based on only two resources (my mind and the Scriptures), I am using at least six resources [and] building on a broader foundation.
–Mark & Patti Virkler
[While I do not agree with the Virklers on a number of their teachings, there
is certainly MUCH to be gained from their writings; especially the “Six
Pillars of Truth.” Many Christians seem to think we are to disregard our feelings and
experiences, and rely solely on a book for direction. Man, talk about limiting God! —Dave]
“49 Lies I Rejected when I Renounced Phariseeism and
Religion and Embraced True Christianity” at: