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by Al Parr
April 26, 2014
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"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son" (Hebrews 1:1-2). He once did it that way, and now he does it this way.

There are some people who suppose that God speaks to men today just as He spoke to Adam, Noah and Abraham. Some even claim that they have personally heard the voice of God. There are some who look for the coming of a prophet like Elijah or Isaiah, and some claim to be such a prophet. The opening verse of the epistle to the Hebrew Christians plainly state that thee are no living prophets today. Either the Bible is wrong, or we have misunderstood it, or the people are wrong who say that there are such prophets. Since God doesn't contradict Himself ("no variableness, neither shadow of turning" - James 1:17), and is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33), we can find the truth by a careful study of the Bible.

About 600 years before Christ, Jeremiah prophesied (Jeremiah 31:31-34) that a change was coming in the way God deals with man. The epistle to the Hebrews quotes that prophecy (Hebrews 8:8-12) as pointing to the faith in Jesus as the Christ. Even back in the wilderness, Moses had told Israel that a prophet would come to replace Him and the law which God had given them through him (Deuteronomy 18:18). When Jesus met Moses and Elijah on the mountain top, a voice out of Heaven told the apostles who witnessed it to listen now to Jesus (Matthew 17:1-5).

The Bible is right (John 17:17). The words of Jesus are now God's law for all mankind (Romans 8:2; Colossians 2:14). That law is written so that we might know and believe (II Peter 1:3; John 20:30-31). If we don't believe Him, we are lost (John 8:24). Don't wait for God to speak to you - He has already spoken to you in Jesus.