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Month: February 2017

“This Stuff Is Dangerous”

“This Stuff Is Dangerous”

Why Some Christians Deny That God Still Speaks, Part 2 A second possible objection is this: The idea that God still speaks should be rejected because it’s just plain dangerous. My response is twofold: (1) Yes, it is dangerous. (2) That’s no reason to reject it. If you believe God still speaks and are listening for His voice, there is the risk of mistaking someone else’s voice for God’s. You might be listening to your flesh (your sinful nature). It’s…

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“But I’ve Never Experienced It”

“But I’ve Never Experienced It”

Why Some Christians Deny That God Still Speaks, Part 1 Before we explore the biblical basis for believing God still speaks today, let me address a few objections. Some Christians reject the view because it doesn’t match their personal experience: “I’ve never heard God’s voice, so I don’t think He’s still speaking.” First of all, the fact that I have not experienced something certainly doesn’t mean it’s not possible. If there is a discrepancy between my personal experience and the…

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Warned in Advance

Warned in Advance

If the idea that God still speaks is new to you, you could probably use another illustration. Aside from a simple but profound impression, or the far less common guidance-by-miracle, what might this look like? The truth is it can take many forms. One day in early November 2011, I woke up with an unusually vivid dream replaying in my mind. I was walking with another individual on a sidewalk, when a third man passed us walking the opposite direction….

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