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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.


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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  1. Matthew says:

    If God spoke to us audibly, then we could be certain it is Him. Ask a question inside, go outside, see if you hear an answer. To verify your mind isn’t playing tricks on you then you could do it with a person.

    God has the power to create trillions of mega stars that are each thousands of times larger than our Sun, but He cannot have a conversation with you and I?

    When it comes to intimate, personal relationship with us, speaking with us like we speak out to Him, God has the way. He simply does not have the will.

  2. Chuck says:

    I have been a Christian for 37 years now. I will serve Him even if He never speaks to me. BUT, it sure would be nice to have more frequent communication from Him. Imagine if we never spoke to our kids directly? I know He uses the Word, the Holy Spirit, nature, etc. Why won’t He speak? It can be maddening at times. His ways are mysterious and often frustrating. I am blessed beyond measure with good health, great family, great job, etc. But I want to speak/have a two way conversation with my Heavenly Father, not just reap His benefits! What if all I did was shower my kids with gifts, but never talked to them? I wish He would speak. Jesus has been gone over 2,000 years now. I know He’s coming back, but this is a long separation.

  3. Frank says:

    Is there a biblical answer to the above original question or just one’s faith in the bible? Why doesn’t God speak to us today? I have read the bible for years and the method you mentioned has not worked all the time. Besides; some people feel abandoned. Does a Godly father leave when the going gets tough? Yes .. the bible says no.. but the absence of presence says yes!

  4. 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.!

  5. 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.

    1. Tim says:

      I believe you are mistaken. Jesus never dismissed Scripture, He only dismissed the Pharisees man-made rules about how to follow scripture. If you still hold that Jesus disobeyed Scripture, please provide a reference to an Old Testament verse that prohibits healing on the Sabbath. I know of none.
      Jesus said:
      “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matthew 5:17, NIV).

      The danger of ignoring (or misapplying) Scripture is that without that basis for truth, we are lost without a map. Yes, we can make observations, but all of us (myself included) are biased. We will invariably pick a moral system built around our preferences. That’s why God gave us the Bible.