“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:12-13).

Context, circumstances, experience, and one’s station in life are all factors to better understanding the truth of God’s word and the guiding of the Spirit. Just as teachers do not tell all they know in one lesson, or as pastors do not seek to offer the full counsel of God in one sermon, or as a parent doesn’t teach all a child needs to understand in one lecture, neither does the Spirit seek to offer all truth in one baptismal event. Life has a cumulative effect and as these events are experienced the Spirit is able to guide us to a place of providential understanding.

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