If I was God and I had something to say, i would tell everyone, not just one obscure human being. How come there aren't ever any witnesses? To me, anyone who says God talks to them is holding themselves up as somehow more special in God's opinion. I rather feel they are looking for attention or power. We all have intuition, which is a gift from God, but it isn't God speaking directly to us.
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I think God communicates to folks. But I think a number of nut cases think God only talks to them and they should be followed accordingly, they are enlightened and only they know the true path to take. Spiritual inspiration. asylums are full of them, or were. You find a number in these lunatic cults that are waiting for 'the" sign.
Because ppl don't believe because they think they are in control. Doctors and scientist only believe in factual info that they can see and feel. Never questioning where the positive feedback we receive can only come from them I say that whatever is good or causes good results can only come from something good and greater than myself. If you say you hear a voice that tells you to lie, steal, or kill comes from evil because the God I serve would never tell me to do harm it must come from a dark benevolent evil within me. It is harder to do good than it is to do evil. So when the crazies say God told them to kill someone because they don't think or believe like they do , that sounds crazy. God is good and produces nothing but good, then whose voice do you want to believe? God keeps your mind sound if you believe. If not, well you have that right, I just won't be following you. Non believers have the right not to believe, I choose to follow only that which is good and not argue with anyone if they don't think like me. So it boils down to what kind of presentation you give.
When christians are just living what the scripture in John 10:27 says, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me") , they do hear the Voice of God. It may be by promptings and in other ways. But, unless we Know the Father through Jesus, it sounds crazy to someone who is yet, unknowing. Therefore they label it many things, one of which may be schizophrenia.
When people pray, it is because they fear god. This fear causes them to pray to god, but it isn't actual praying. Actual praying happens when you have a true heart. Now, because of this fear, people have what they believe is sctizofrania. This is god trying to talk to you, but when you ignore him you make the biggest mistakes in the world. They start to think they have gone mad, when in reality, if they listen with a true heart they could have a much better lifestyle full of peace, and could have reached heaven on day, but they don't. Their loss.
I assume it was the very reason why god told Abraham that he wants to give him a sign of their friendship and constant communication on his foreskin, not his forehead. I also assume it was because it is an extremely private and personal area, and not to be shown or talked about. If some walks around waiving his ding-dong we would call him nuts, that analogy applies to our deep and personal beliefs, on how and when and if god/angels/spirits communicate an idea or thought or direction to us. Don't talk about it with people you don't know or trust. It's only for you, and the approach as well as the results are different for everybody. For example: if you see two or three guys measuring up their ding-dongs in one room, what should you think? Yet when we have some religious folks openly sharing with others what god told them or that god talks to them....no surprise why we call them crazy.