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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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26 Comments

  1. Quanah Harris says:

    I think if your obedient to God he will talk to you.

  2. Jimmy Jennings says:

    This to Roman Cunningham. Once you realize the power of God, Roman, you will know that he is the one that is the most powerful. And when he tells you if you believe that Jesus his son died on the cross to pay for all our sins then, including Roman Cunningham. If you believe that, then you are saved. Only God has that kind of power.

  3. Jimmy Jennings says:

    Thank you for everything you do to bring people to Christ. I’m a Christian and always like to read more about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  4. Marlin says:

    How you know if god spoke to you?

  5. Ryan mizell says:

    I feel lost at times.

  6. ROMAN CUNNINGHAM says:

    I feel as if I’m lost with no guidance, and so much sin that I have committed there is no way to heaven. I have been born to suffer, and suffer I will do after life.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Roman,
      This article is helpful for understanding God’s forgiveness. May He bless you!

      God’s forgiveness

  7. Robbie Roche says:

    I have talked to God a lot of times and it seems like he’s not listening to me that’s how I feel! I believe in God I just want him to listen to me and guide me and help me.

  8. Repent. says:

    And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.