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Q:

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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  1. Donnie kasler says:

    I can’t even begin to describe the pain and hopelessness that I’m feeling. God has abandoned me.

  2. Glenn Glover says:

    I know for a fact that Jesus spoke to me in person when I was a little boy, over 50 years ago. YES, it was Jesus. He spoke to me in person. He spoke the words, Glenn, Glenn, Glenn. Don’t say that Jesus doesn’t still speak to people.

  3. ashley says:

    I believe 100% that God CAN talk to us. I think people think it’s going to be a megaphone. It is really “a still small voice” even our own subconscience. I have met evangelists who don’t receive paychecks, they’ve laid it all down for God and seek him day and night. And they have come to strangers knowing their names and secret needs. Do we have the faith that God can/will speak to us? My fiance turned our car around to talk to a homeless guy. That was God. We said no, it could be fake. Guess what, he invited him to church and the boy started crying on the corner of a busy street. We are too wrapped up in OUR vision of how He will speak. Just be still. Love you all!

  4. Angela says:

    I’ve been a Christian for over 40 years and I’m finally done with my faith as I know it. God made the rules, He can change the rules. Everybody talks about having a relationship with Him but the problem with that is it’s hard to relate when only one person is communicating. I have 3 teenage boys. If they cried to be, begging me to talk to them, I wouldn’t refuse them. As Christians we are told to seek God’s guidance but are then left “reading the tea leaves” trying to figure out if what we thought was His leading was actually from Him. At this point, God is going to have to pursue me.

    1. BGEA says:

      God does pursue us. He loves you, Angela. Please consider visiting https://peacewithgod.net/ to talk further with a member of our team about how much He loves you.

  5. JR says:

    I am sixty-six years old and have been a professing Christian for decades. This question concerning God speaking directly to we humans has been repeatedly asked over and over again. In all my years of reading these responses hoping to one day find someone who could actually address the issue head on, it has never happened. I don’t believe it ever will. Read these comments. You will find the exact thing I am saying here. It all comes down to a bunch of double talk. People just don’t seem to have the strength or willingness to admit, “God don’t talk out loud to people.” And what’s more, I personally don’t believe He ever did. Does that mean He doesn’t exist? That’s a question all of us have to answer for ourselves, isn’t it?

    1. Madison says:

      Personally, I think it’s all a matter of opinion. I’ve heard multiple things on this matter. I’ve heard people who have experienced God speaking to them. I’ve heard people say “well, God doesn’t speak to you now that the bible is finished.” Where is THAT at in the bible. But what is in the bible is that Jesus spoke to Paul directly. And God doesn’t change. The bible is truth. “There will come a time when young men have visions and old men dream dreams.” I believe God can talk to us, maybe not audibly Himself. But audibly through the holy spirit, through our conscience (I think I’ve experienced this), through visions, through tongues, or through His word. He is the creator of the universe. He created us. Surely He can be able to talk to us!

    2. Madison says:

      The bible says you must have faith. I don’t think God would speak to someone audibly who doesn’t believe He will in the first place. But anyway, I think the main issue with something like this is when people FOCUS solely on these small topics. In reality, it doesn’t matter if you believe God speaks to you audibly or not. What really matters is that you believe A) Jesus is the son of God. B) Jesus came to die for our sins on the cross at Calvery. And C) do you know Christ as your personal savior. That’s what should matter most.

  6. John1966 says:

    Jesus was perfect? I was lead to believe as a man he once doubted God and his faith in the desert. Even on the cross he asked his Father why he had forsaken him. Making him more like man with small but some imperfections.

  7. Mark says:

    In some cultures, he may speak through dreams, or other unique ways.

  8. kim roden says:

    We would know if it was God. I wish he would talk also. I have read the Bible and prayed about what I read and but still doubt I am saved and think God loves me but have doubts. I never found comfort in the scriptures and pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit to make me not feel this way but it never goes away. If he spoke to me and told me he loves me that would be wonderful!!

  9. Enoch Atoo says:

    I really love this…..please I need more teachings to be able to have great faith in the existence of God.

  10. Alexander Drakonberg says:

    I asked why doesn’t God speak to us directly. Everyone finds some excuse to refer this question back to written literature known as the bible. Human logic is flawed in this area. I suppose humans don’t think God can be direct and need a book to speak riddles to us.

    1. alexandermusonyemusungu says:

      I don’t think if God talks to people nowadays, problems could be finished.