@Rexlion, Okay so if a point of doctrine is supported by the Scriptures, then what further information does inspiration provide? Why shouldn't we just be guided by the Scriptures? If this 'inspiration' provides some extra information that isn't gleaned from the Scriptures themselves, then that -- by definition -- is unsupported by the Scriptures. @Tiffy, Of course the Holy Spirit was involved in that process. It is involved in this discussion right now, helping guide Christians through life, and through their interactions with each other. That doesn't mean that it provides any extra knowledge from the mind of God, about what's true. How did the Church decide what was or wasn't inspired Scripture? By study and scholarship, assisted with prayer. They didn't get 'revealed' unto them anything piece of knowledge which would've been missing to a non-Christian, just like you and I are right now being mediated by the Holy Ghost, but we don't receive any extra revelation. Emphatically, revelation does not equate to inspiration. Revelation ended with the death of the last Apostle. We cannot know any revealed truth of doctrine, apart from the pages of Scripture. There's not a single thing you Tiffy can know, which would be inaccessible to me; you've seen no vision, no burning bush; and if you did, you still couldn't cause me to accept it as legitimate. The only source of doctrine you and I could agree on would be something physical, something tangible.