What if I told you that most professing Christians still cannot hear God’s voice and they they often livingly still do claim that God speaks to them , leads them, how unbelievable now is that too? So what is the reason for this now too? http://pbulow.tripod.com/voice.html
(Deu 12:8 KJV) Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
(Judg 17:6 KJV) In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
(1 Ki 15:5 KJV) Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
(1 Ki 15:11 KJV) And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
(2 Ki 22:2 KJV) And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
(2 Chr 14:2 KJV) And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:
(2 Chr 20:32 KJV) And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.
(Prov 12:15 KJV) The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
(Prov 21:2 KJV) Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
(Acts 4:19 KJV) But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
ONE OF THE SADDEST, MOST TRAGIC THINGS ABOUT CHRISTIANS AND THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TODAY IS HOW THEY MOSTLY ALL HAVE BEEN SO EVIDENTIALLY SECULARIZED.
And this is evident by the too often unbiblical church approach, including the secular church organization, management structure, and the secularized theology now as well even where man has falsely become the centre of the Bible and the universe still and not God himself, The Holy Ghost has been replaced by the pastors and their interpretation of of Bible too. But even the Bible itself now is not the Word of God.
It is understandable that so many people read the Bible and they still cannot understand it cause rather according to the Bible itself, the Bible itself is not the Word Of God for the Voice of the Lord. the Word of God, the Holy Spirit himself is living and active, he penetrates even to the dividing of soul and spirit.., he judges the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb 4:12
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27 and only The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. John 14:26.
IN FACT the many Bible scriptures themselves that refer to the Word of God are not at all referring to the Bible itself now too , but rather they refer to voice of God or the voice the Lord , the voice of the living spirit of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit himself. So you can READ OR memorize the entire Bible, quoting chapter and verse, AS MANY HAVE, and it will not only gain you nothing with God but it very likely also means you will not even know God sadly TOO. There is a huge pitfall in Christianity thinking that sates that the Bible alone is the Word of God, and thinking all the commands in the Bible referencing the Word of God, refer to the Bible; when the references really mean going to God directly and listening to the Word of God speaking to you. So If you don’t listen to the true Voice of God, you will never grow; you will never know what it really is to repent; you will never receive his changing, purifying grace; you will not find God; and you ALSO STILL will not have any reward in the Kingdom of God or Christ.
Like many in the early church, even if you can’t read, you can be changed and purified to enter the Kingdom of Heaven as a son of God forever – by listening to God’s voice and obeying it. God’s spirit, who desires to speak and teach you outside of the Bible. He desires to teach you individual, personal things about yourself, and how he wants you to live, how he wants you to improve, what he wants you to deny – as well as encourage you, tell you of his love for you, and open up the scriptures to you, including the mysteries. If you limit yourself to reading the Bible, you will only get crumbs beneath the table.
Worshipping the Bible alone is an act of idoltrary.