Rapp Report Daily 0410
Does God Still Speak Today?
One common thing that we end up hearing is the question, Does God still speak today? Now, this is more common, because of the charismatic movement and charismatic churches, where you are going to see this kind of thinking more prevalent where they believe that God should still speak to us audibly today the way that He did to the apostles and the prophets. Well, there is a distinction that we see in the time period of the prophets, the apostles, they were writing new scripture. That is right, what we end up seeing when God would do these miracles and things like this and speak to people that way. Well, what you saw was that they were writing Scripture, which is exactly what you see in 1 Peter 1:16-21, where He is explaining that we should rely on the prophetic Word. He says in verse 16, that “we did not follow cleverly devised myths, when we may known to you the power and coming of Lord Jesus Christ”. But in verse 19, says, “and we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed” when we want to know what God's word is, we want to hear God's voice, we turn to his word. That is what Peter would encourage us. We do not need to hear God's audible voice. But many people think God's Word is not enough. That is really what comes down to when people want to say, Does God still speak today? He does, but they want something more than the written Word, but that is how God speaks. He speaks through the Word of God, the Bible, and therefore when people think that it is not sufficient, they look for something more. If you want to hear God speak as my friend Justin Peter says, read the Bible. If you want to hear Him speak audibly read it aloud.
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