IS GOD SILENT? IS GOD INVISIBLE?
No, God is not silent. We are deaf.
No, God is not invisible. We are blind.
One cannot assert today that Christianity is true without deciding which account or version of it you are talking about. Are the Methodists correct? Are the Catholics correct? Are the Baptists correct? Are the Calvinist Presbyterians correct? Are the Jehovah's Witnesses correct? Are the Pentecostals correct? Are the Lutherans correct? Are the Church of Christ correct? Are the Mormons correct? Are any of the non-denominational orders correct? Which of these denominations would God favor most, if any?
God's existence does not depend on whether His message proclaimed to humans remains intact and pure as on the day He proclaimed it. Certainly, if God was said to speak in Old Testament and New Testament days, then, certainly He can speak to us today. So, if God does have a Voice, then where is evidence for it today? We can't go to the Bible and say, "God's voice is found in these pages." True, the Bible records the activity of God communicating to people of the past, and, sometimes, his pronouncements were recorded in script and, for this VERY reason, could also be corrupted (see Jeremiah 8:8, "How can you say, 'We are wise, we have the law of the Lord'? Why, that has been changed into falsehood by the lying pen of the scribes!"). God should not have to rely on print media to communicate with us. He certainly didn't rely on it in the past, although, occasionally, God ordered that his pronouncements be written down for the sole purpose of communicating (see Jeremiah 36:2, "this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you against Israel, Judah, and all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you, in the days of Josiah, until today"). But when God was communicating His pronouncements to be written down, how did He communicate this order IN THE FIRST PLACE? Also, Abraham, Moses, Enoch, Saul, Samuel, David, and others did not go to a book when they wanted to consult the word of God. They went directly to God via prophets, dreams, visions, urim and thumim, etc. (see 1 Samuel 28:6, "He therefore consulted the Lord; but the Lord gave no answer, whether in dreams or by the Urim or through prophets." This verse presumes that in times past the Lord was consulted through dreams, Urim, and prophets). Today, the business of prophets, visions, and dreams is seen in a suspicious light by Christians who think that such business comes too close to what is known as "occultism" and dabbling with "spirits" that the Bible clearly condemns (see Deuteronomy 18:10-12, "Let there not be found among you . . . a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, or one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead"). But this suspicion confuses the mechanism (divination and prophecy) with the Voice. Since both the God of the Old Testament and "other gods" could communicate with humans, this communication was, to all outward appearances, identical. In other words a prophet was necessary to contact a god, whether God or Baal. Divination was the property of both God and other gods (the Hebrew verb nachash, "to perform divination," is both accepted by God and condemned by God in the Old Testament). If the Biblical record is accurate in its depiction of God's (and other god's communications with humans of the past, then it will be clear to us that evidence for such communication today can only be found in the area that is studied by those who claim to study the reality of spirits and their communication with humans. For God is a Spirit (John 4:24) and He is often shown to communicate by one of His spirit agents, sometimes called "angels" or simply "spirits." This will bring us into investigating the claims of parapsychologists and those who have made an honest and objective study of "psychic phenomena" and seances and claims of spirit materializations and spirit communications through mediums. For it is here that we can find the evidence today for the existence of what the biblical record reports as divination, prophecy, prophets, and "speaking in a spirit," i.e., God's Voice.
God's silence might be found to be the case in some (or many) instances, for even during the days when God communicated with humans on a regular basis, God's Voice was, for whatever reason, not always heard (see 1 Samuel 3:1, "During the time young Samuel was minister to the Lord under Eli, a revelation of the Lord was uncommon, and vision infrequent"). God's perceived silence today does not mean that God does not exist, but rather because we do not yet quite understand how to listen. This website is meant to show modern Man just how to access God's Voice and listen and, even more importantly, to DISCERN God's Voice from the other voices at work in our world today, and I am referring to what Paul speaks of in 1 Tim 4:1 and what he requires in 1 Thess 5:19-20 and 1 Cor 12:10: discern and distinguish the doctrines of the spirits of error from those of the spirits of God. What is required then is known today as "spirit communication," that is, the honest and concerted effort to communicate with God via one of His spirit agents just as the Old and New Testament people did. How does one do this today? This website is an aid in that direction.
One must also understand what is meant by "FAITH." Too often, and unfortunately so, Christians define faith as "strongly believing in God and in the church that one attends on a weekly basis." It is true that faith in the Person of God is required, that is, faith in the love of God that He will deliver on His promise to speak to us. This is not an intellectual cop out. For even the angels in heaven, in the highest heavens, do not know or FULLY understand the divine thoughts and nature of God as He truly is, and, therefore, even the high archangels must have FAITH in knowing that God has their best interest at heart and God knows what He is doing. On the matter of faith, it must be that the Infinite One is far enough above the spirits of Heaven that, even at that elevated altitude, they do not and cannot possibly understand God or the Divine thoughts (at least not in detail). Therefore, even in the highest Heaven, faith in God is a necessity for a peaceful existence. See Job 4:18, "Behold, he [God] puts no trust in his servants, and with his angels he can find fault"; and Job 15:15, "Even in his holy ones God places no confidence, and even the heavens are not clean in his sight." Even Christ, the Highest of all created spirits, does not have full knowledge of the Divine Thoughts: "But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone" (Matthew 24:36).
Faith in God is one thing. Faith in one's home church and the doctrines therein is quite another. We are NOT required to put faith in doctrines OF ANY KIND. We are required to TEST doctrines in order to tell whether they be of God or not. 1 John 4:1-6 makes this explicitly clear and 1 Tim 4:1 warns of the "doctrines of demons." No church will admit that its doctrines are false or of the Devil. Yet, many Christian churches point to other Christian churches and denominations as being wrong or false. Faith in God is NOT faith in the doctrines of one's church or the interpretations of certain biblical passages by that church's pastor. Faith in God is faith in the fact that, Yes, there is a God and this God will communicate with us, but we need to understand just how this communication can take place. Sure, God is almighty but this does NOT mean that God can do ANYTHING or knows the future. The tests of certain humans recorded in the Bible would have been futile and done in vain if God had known their outcome! If one wants to compare earthly fathers and friends with the way God should act toward us, then if some kind of technology is required for us to communicate with our earthly father or friends at long distances, then God, who resides IN HEAVEN, in another dimension, must also utilize some kind of mechanism or "technology" to communicate with us. And yet, He does, and this website is meant to show you how.
Faith connects us with God's invisible spirit world. Faith in God and faith that He will communicate with us in the way recorded in both the Old and New Testament draws us closer to God's unseen heavenly world. By doing so, our faith is built up and strengthened, and little by little God's holy spirits make themselves known to us because of our faith that serves as the rudder of a ship that takes us to that destination we all seek: communication with God's holy spirit world. Faith in the unseen connects us to the unseen. This is the true utility of Christian faith: to draw one nearer to thy Creator so that one may communicate with Him as Christ himself promises: "I will send you the Spirit(s) of Truth and it(they) will guide you into all truth."