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By   •   April 28, 2010   •   Topics: , ,

Q:

In biblical times, did God speak to people in a voice they could hear? If so, why doesn't He do it today? I'd have a much stronger faith if I only heard His voice speaking to me once in a while.


A:

Yes, on occasion God did speak audibly to some of His servants in the Bible — but only rarely. More often, God gave them an inner conviction of His truth, or made His will clear to them through circumstances. Most often, He made His will clear through the written messages He had given in the past — in other words, through the Bible. Why doesn’t God speak to us today in a voice we can hear? One reason is because we wouldn’t have any way of knowing whether or not it was God who was speaking to us, or if it was a fraud (or even a demon). This, incidentally, is one reason why we shouldn’t listen to someone who claims to be a messenger from God, but rejects the Bible or contradicts its message. Jesus warned, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come… and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5). But the other reason God doesn’t speak to us in a voice we can hear is because He doesn’t need to! God has already told us everything we need to know — and we find it in the pages of the Bible. Most of all, we know He loves us because He came to earth in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who died for us. Don’t be filled with doubt any longer. Instead, turn to Jesus Christ and give your life to Him. Then come to know Him more and more by reading His Word and joining in fellowship with other believers.

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10 Comments

  1. Daniel Owiredu says:

    Very interested to know more
    of the word

  2. Charlotte Williams says:

    I heard my name distinctly called yesterday. I thought it was one of my patients. The cn also heard it and came out of her office to see what was needed and why they were calling me. It just dawned on me today it was God.

  3. Charlotte Williams says:

    I know God speaks in an audible voice. Maybe not a whole conversation. Let me explain that. He calls your name. Than as the child said in Bible Lord here am I. Than He speaks to your spiritually. 1Samuel 3

  4. James says:

    I believe you are incorrect. God will speak to you every day you just have to learn how to communicate with him. Pray and have true faith don’t expect the answer but let home show you. There are many of people who say they have faith but deep down they still doubt or question. Pray and ask questions it may not be the next day you get your answer but hee ALWAYS answers. It may be in lyrics of a song a clip of a movie a dream as you sleep or as simple as the light bulb going off in your head. Your gut instinct your conscious that always tells you your wrong those are all him. Stop trying to fix the problem your self or answer the question yourself simple ask him and be paitient. When the light goes off know that he has answered you! !

  5. Kenhodges says:

    If you want to hear the voice of God try reading your Bible aloud!

  6. MYSTER VINCE SMITH says:

    I still want to know how many people did GOD ACTUALLY SPEAK TO IN AN AUDIBLE VOICE IN THE BIBLE

    1. Kenhodges says:

      There is no way of knowing how many were present at Jesus baptism. we know there were five at the transfiguration , I think only Moses at the mountain, I hope this helps you

  7. Joel Everett says:

    Yes I know we have the scriptures and the Holy Spirit.
    Its just there are times when I’ve stood at a crossroad and was unsure. If I could have had a audible voice from God it would have helped. Anyway I know it just isn’t gonna happen. I just have to try an make the best decision I can but it could still be wrong.

    1. Jill says:

      Be very grateful God does not speak to us audibly. Read Numbers chapter 12

    2. Marieline says:

      What make you think that God cannot speak to us audibly today? Perhaps the reason you don’t hear about it is because the few people who still experience these things will not dare admit it because of the skepticism and ridicule they would face. Our society have made it difficult if not impossible for believers to reveal extraordinary experiences they may have had to others because people in our society think that God changes with time. When in fact God remain the same, it is our perception of Him that has change.
      Reading your post make me realize that you are lacking in faith and that you have doubts. It is not easy to retain a strong faith in this society. Know this, doubt will keep you from having that experience. God Does Not Change.