Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Surer than an Audible Voice from Heaven

Some have said to me, "If there really was a God he would speak from heaven and let us know he is really there."

Of course, God has spoken from heaven already to let us know. The fact that he does not speak to all in the same way reveals to us the separation that our sin has caused. If God chooses to speak it is nothing more than grace upon grace. (Rom.3:23-24)

But God does speak to us all, even today. Peter, who heard the voice of God audibly from heaven, realized that Scripture was more sure than all the miracles and lightening bolts and voices from the clouds.

2 Peter 1:
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, [1] with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

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