Playing the God told Me Card: 'Monday Morning Musings - February 8, 2021'

In some churches (particularly Pentecostal and Charismatic) you may frequently hear language like: “God told me,” or “God showed me,” or “God revealed to me” or “God downloaded . . ., etc. It is common, yet very relationally dysfunctional. Here’s why. 

All normal human dialogue is short-circuited when we play the “God told me” card on one another. While I do believe that the “voice” of God is subjectively knowable to all believers, not every notion that pops into our heads is God speaking to us. How can we handle these things wisely in our human relationships? Often what we really “hear” is not God speaking at all. It is just our insecurities seeking validation. We really don’t need to use that kind of language with one another.


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