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Why doesn’t God speak to us anymore?

I have read this asked in a forum on the web… “Why doesn’t God speak to us anymore?”
 

The writer continues and says…

“In the Old Testament there are verses where God speaks to people and I wish God could speak to me like he did to other people for example Abram. Why is God no longer speaking to us? I never hear his voice.”
 

Which was replied…

“The story of the Bible is the story of God’s self-revelation to the world. In the OT, God speaks to a people (Israel) and individuals (the Patriarchs, Prophets, etc.) in order to tell the world about himself. God no longer speaks in a ‘revelatory’ matter (i.e. about himself) because the fullness of God was revealed in Jesus. So, if you want to know what God thinks or the kinds of things God would say, read the words of Jesus.”

 

 
While, I would agree, that we should read the words of Jesus, as well as the whole Bible, yet God still speaks to His people, even individually and as a whole. Also, believers in Jesus still do hear the voice of God. If you think you do not hear the voice of God, the problem is that you are not listening.
 

This is what Jesus told us…
 

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
– John 10:27-28 (NKJV)

 

 
Yes, the fullness of God is revealed in Jesus Christ, therefore, do not do like some others may, be denying the words of Jesus while merely and glibly acclaiming them.
 

There are a number of ministers in churches, Cessationist ones, who believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit ended with the early church. They also believe that God does not speak by His word by His Holy Spirit anymore since they believe that only happened in Apostolic times. If that is the case, then the gospel ended then, too. If this were true then the Holy Bible would only be an old book for a previous age.
 

Anyone who tells you that God doesn’t speak to the believers in Him anymore is lying and does not stand by what Jesus Himself said.
 

 
The Holy Bible is complete as the revelation of God’s covenant and it does show the kinds of things God does say. Yet, He still speaks to the individual believer in Him. Also, God is not finished revealing Himself. He guarantees to those who trust in Him, through His Son Jesus, the gift of eternal life and they hear Him.

 

And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one,
I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. – John 21:25 (NKJV)

 

 

 

 

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