Sunday, February 18, 2018

God is Still Speaking

Sometimes I’ve witnessed to individuals online by countering unscriptural comments posted on Facebook and in response to YouTube videos. One person wrote back to me claiming, “God doesn’t speak to men. Any man that tells you he hears God’s words is either a liar or delusional.”

“God doesn’t speak to men?” What about Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, and all the other prophets? Jesus Himself talked with the Father while He was on the earth. The Apostle Paul’s conversion resulted from a conversation with the Lord on the Damascus Road. Why wouldn’t God speak to us today? Did He suddenly become mute?

On the other hand, there are ministers and religious organizations claiming to be God’s mouthpiece but really aren’t. One denomination has been using the advertising slogan “God is still speaking.” My question for them is, “Which god are you listening to?” It must be “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) because their website states the following…

“No matter who – no matter what – no matter where we are on life's journey – notwithstanding race, gender, sexual orientation, class or creed – we all belong to God and to one worldwide community of faith. All persons baptized – past, present and future – are connected to each other and to God through the sacrament of baptism.”

Aside from the fact that God’s word forbids homosexuality, Jesus said in John 3:3, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Baptism does not save anybody.

I agree God is still speaking. Contrary to what Joy Behar recently stated on ABC’s “The View”, Christians hear His voice not because of having a mental illness. Everyone who wants to know the Lord can learn to recognize His voice if they follow what He has already said in His word (John 10:27). One of the things they should be willing to hear from Him is “Go and sin no more.”

"There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.”- 1 Corinthians 14:10 (KJV)

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