Role of the Holy Spirit (Part 1)
The written word correctly interpreted is the objective basis of authority. The inward illuminating and persuading work of the Holy Spirit is the subjective dimension. When 1 Cor. 2:14 says that an unspiritual man cannot understand Scritpure, it is referring to his lack of acceptance rather than his mental grasp of the words.
The Role of the Holy Spirit (Part 1)
A. J. Robertson McQuilken, Understanding and Applying the Bible
B. Millard Erickson, Christian Theology
C. Westminster Confession of Faith
D. James DeYoung and Sarah Hurty, Beyond the Obvious: The Deeper Meaning of Scripture
II. Can an unbeliever understand the meaning of Scripture?
III. Scripture Texts
A. 1 Corinthians 2:14
B. 1 Corinthians 1:20
C. 1 Corinthians 3:19
D. Mark 9:32
IV. Correct mental grasp vs. a value judgment