• Kent Brandenburg

Did God Tell You?

The Bible has been confirmed. It is God’s Word. A voice in the head or an impression that someone calls, “God told me,” is not confirmed. When someone says, God told him, how can that be challenged if it is in fact from God? Someone may say that it is not a part of scripture. So then what is it? It isn’t from God. The Word of God is complete. It is also sufficient. For a person to live by faith, he lives by faith in what God did say. When he follows a voice or an impression, that is not living by faith. It is a challenge to the completion and the sufficiency of scripture against what God’s Word says about the completion and the sufficiency of scripture. It isn’t respecting the Word of God. It is also not respecting the institution that God ordained in His Word as the pillar and ground of the truth, responsible for the keeping of the Word of God. The church says with authority, No, to the claim of hearing a voice along with the accompanying false “signs.” They give the impression that someone also has received a sign from God in the nature of a miracle to validate that God is providing this voice. All of this undermines real signs and the actual Word of God. It adds to scripture, which scripture gives a strong warning against. This behavior not only needs to be questioned, but it should be rejected. God is not continuing to give Word. He has completed that. He wants the already completed Word to be trusted and lived. Not to do so is not to live by faith, and, therefore, not to please God.

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