If the Holy Spirit moved holy men of God to speak (2 Pet. 1:21) and inspired the authors of Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16) and gives believers the ability to accept the things of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:14) then do we need any extra spiritual help in our biblical interpretation? Hasn’t the Spirit done more than enough already in giving us the text and the ability to understand it?
I’ve heard more than a few charismatic folks challenge non-charismatic exegesis on the grounds that it isn’t informed by the Spirit. But isn’t it? At least if it’s non-charismatic Christian exegesis? I don’t pretend that unbelievers can actually understand spiritual things. More times than not I’ll go with the careful and convincing exegesis* over the special spiritual revelation of the individual. How bout you?