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Why doesn't God talk to us today like He talked to people back in Bible times? I admit I struggle with doubts, and it would be great if God spoke to me in a voice I could actually hear.


A:

Let me ask you a question: Even if you heard a voice claiming to be God, how would you know it actually was Him? How would you know your mind wasn’t playing tricks, or that someone wasn’t simply fooling you with a hidden speaker? The answer is, you probably wouldn’t.

But listen: God does speak to us today, not in an audible voice, but in written words — the words of the Bible. The Bible is God’s Word, given to us so we can know Him and discover how He wants us to live. He also gave it to us so we can have hope — hope of God’s forgiveness, and hope for His presence with us, both now and forever. The Bible’s words are true: “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him” (Proverbs 30:5).

Most of all, the Bible points us to Jesus Christ, who came from Heaven to demonstrate God’s love for us. He did this by living a life of compassion and perfection — and He did it most of all by giving His life as the perfect and final sacrifice for our sins. We know this is true, because He did something no one else could do: He rose from the dead, by the power of God.

Make the Bible part of your life, asking God to speak to you through its pages. Then respond to His Word by giving your life to Christ. When you do, doubts will flee and faith will prosper.

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2 Comments

  1. Helen Coggins says:

    God spoke to me once. He did not speak to me because of my disbelief but BECAUSE OF MY BELIEF and desire to do His will that day. He had a specific task, which I already figured out, but He made it clear in 3 words to do it. I heard, saw, and felt His words. I have finally come to the place in my faith where I often ask God to show me what I need to do for Him, especially at my job as a nurse. I see a constant flow of people over 2 week periods to help them with physical problems. Sometimes God shows me that they have spiritual needs that are greater. I have learned to “listen” for clues and follow through with the leading of HIs Spirit, but on that day He chose for some reason to speak. He said, “Pray with her!”, I am still amazed.!

  2. colin williams says:

    Far easier to simply speak surely?
    Ate you suggesting that god cannot make himself heard?
    Jesus dismissed some scripture (eg healing on the Sabbath) so be careful.not to hold to closely to the bible.