God is Still Speaking

 

     The use of Proverbs 3:11-12 by the writer of Hebrews (in 12:5-6) is quite noteworthy.  “And have you forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as sons” immediately precedes the quote from Proverbs.  Because “speaks” is in the present tense and the present tense in Greek denotes continuous action, a literal translation would be: “and you have forgotten the exhortation which is speaking to you…”

     Note the significance of this insight.  The proverbs that Solomon wrote were recorded about one thousand years before the book of Hebrews.  In these proverbs, God spoke through Solomon to his generation AND to every succeeding generation, including the one alive about a thousand years later (when Hebrews was written).  Therefore, what has been written stands forever as written and God is still speaking through it.

     Here is where the fundamental flaw of the claim that “the Holy Spirit personally and privately communicates to me” is exposed.  If God is still speaking via His written revelation hundreds of years after it was written, there is no need for any additional communication from the Holy Spirit, especially when that “communication” does not harmonize with what is written.

     God is still speaking.

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Author: jchowning

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