Does god still speak?

Yes….But how does He speak to us in these crazy days? Growing up in the King James toting conservative, fundamental Baptist world they would have you believe that God no longer speaks to us as in the first century church. And when anyone even dared to question them on the offices mentioned Ephesians 4:11 or better yet brought up the Spiritual gifts of tongues or prophesy mentioned in the book of 1 Corinthians 12 it would quickly set in motion a tirade of all types of remarks and furled eye brows. To which you would get the very typical barrage of indoctrinated Bible verses such as 1 Corinthians 14:33 that God is not author of confusion and often in a very condescending tone of voice. As to say how dare you?

But now years later I have come realize it’s just not that easy to write off strange occurrences in scripture that obviously caused a great deal of confusion. The Acts 2 day of Pentecost is the most obvious in the New Testament, but scripture is packed full of gems from Old Testament too with a prophet walking around butt naked, or another prophet cooking food over excrement whilst laying on his side for months at a time, or another prophet marrying a harlot. All these were directed by God for a reason of warning, but at the time did they Hebrew people scratch their heads in confused manner? We now have the privilege of scriptures to give understanding and direction. So I would argue the 1 Corinthians 14:33 passage has often been used out of context in a universal manner when Paul was addressing issues specifically to a Greek culture church not the entire early New Testament church. Please don’t quote the passage in 2 Timothy 3:16 about all scripture is given…. Another favorite of the Fundie crowd : )>

So back to the question does God still speak today? He most certainly does ! And with the new year quickly approaching I will definitely be expecting an increase in hearing God speaking through signs, dreams, and wonders to the entire church. Will you be waiting, watching and listening? Keep your spiritual eyes and ears open. As in Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock” ….Will you hear him knocking?

Blessings, Chuck 🤓