It’s always a huge red flag for me when someone says “God told me,” or “I feel God is directing me to…”, etc. My experience – and it’s been a lot of experience – is that in most cases when people use those expressions, it’s to add strength to their own ideas.
In other words, what they’re saying is, “I think we should …,” and then to add a little extra pzazz to their idea, it gets reinforced with a “God said.” Implied… if I say God told me this thing, then it has to be right and you have to listen to me.
I’m not saying God doesn’t direct people or communicate with us. But that’s another other topic for another time. I’ll have to wait until I feel God leading me to write about that.
Anyway, I’d encourage you to check out Speaking for God from Stand to Reason for some good insight into this area.
I read their blog this morning, and I felt led to share it with all of you!
Well, it was a good article, but even more I like the new look of the blog!
Thanks. I felt led to change the look.
I read this a while ago, and liked it too. You’re right, “God told me” adds strength to any argument.
Now, can I apply it to people who send me email spam? You know, “God told me you’re a gullible dork.”