Monday, September 9, 2013 4:38 AM

How God Speaks

Monday, September 9, 2013 4:38 AM
Monday, September 9, 2013 4:38 AM

Several alternatives were open to God in His choice of a means for communication of His truth to men. As a matter of fact, a wide variety of the media of communication were actually utilized by God “in time past,” as He “spoke unto the fathers by the prophets” (Heb. 1:1, KJV).

  • Sometimes God spoke through angels (Cf. Gen. 18–19, 22; Ex. 3.) In fact, their very name means “messenger.” Their ministry began in Genesis (chaps. 18–19), and continued through the very last chapter of the Bible (Rev. 22:8–9).
  • Visions and dreams This was another means of communication that God occasionally chose to utilize (cf. Dan. 7:1; Gen. 41).
  • The Urim and Thummim and the lot These methods were sometimes used to determine God’s will (see Ex. 28:30; Prov. 16:33).
  • The moral law and creation God has revealed Himself by the moral law “written in the heart” (Rom. 2:15) as well as through creation (Ps. 19:1 ff.) to all men.
  • The audible voice and the direct miracle These were also media of divine communication (see 1 Sam. 3 and Judges 6:40), [1]

[1] Geisler, N. L., & Nix, W. E. (1996). A general introduction to the Bible (Rev. and expanded.) (322). Chicago: Moody Press.

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