I never heard God speak to me

 


Growing up fundamentalist/evangelical, I was told that as a born-again Christian God would “speak to me”, “move me”, and “lead me” so that I would know and could follow his will. I listened to others talk about how God spoke to them, moved them, and led them to do this and to do that…but He never did the same for me. I finally came to the conclusion that there must be something wrong with me because God had decided he didn’t want to talk to me.  So I left the Church.

Many years later I became an orthodox Lutheran and was told that God doesn’t work like that. The evangelicals are wrong. The voice they are listening to is their own. According to “true” Christianity, God speaks to Christians in only one manner: through his Word, the Bible.

That gave me a lot of peace…until I found out that the “Word” is full of discrepancies, errors, and scribe alterations.

I was very sad (and angry) to find out—it is ALL nonsense.

So what about my problem of not hearing the “voice” that other evangelicals were hearing speak, move, and lead them?  After deconverting completely from Christianity, I came to realize that it was THEM, not me, that had the problem. They were hearing voices. I was the sane one…who did not.

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2 thoughts on “I never heard God speak to me

  1. Yeah, I never felt that God was speaking to me either. The church I was a part of didn't believe God did that anymore anyway, so I never had to experience all the personal doubts that come with feeling like you don't fit in. I'm sure that was really hard…

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  2. “… there must be something wrong with me because God had decided he didn’t want to talk to me”

    Precisely the way they designed it to be … as long as you believe YOU are the problem, you keep coming back to “fix” it. In the mean time they *the :righteous” church leaders” keep “finding” more “flaws” in your person/character to blame for why god won't “speak” to you … but he will, really … if only you …

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