Signs of the Times

Rev. John Murray in The Christian World London, England

It would be quite a mistake to think that the voice of God is no longer heard. I don't think this is a matter of a difference of experience, but of a difference of description. The Hebrew mind expressed in concrete terms what we might now express more abstractly or indirectly.

Where we might say that a man felt a deep inward conviction that a certain course of action was wrong, they would say, "God said to him, thou shalt not." Where we would say that Amos in his lonely vigil in Tekoa was led to the profound insight that a true religion must be ethical and not just ritualistic, Amos himself went down to Bethel and said, "Thus saith the Lord. ..." Where we would say that men waited upon God in prayer and meditation, found His light coming to them, and His guidance given to them, and were inwardly confirmed in His promises, the Bible says that God talked with them.

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