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Does God still call people the same way He did in Bible times?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My youth pastor walked to the edge of the platform, took out his iPhone, held it up, and asked our group, “Have you noticed a call from God?” We all looked at each other wondering if he was coherent. He asked that we open our Bibles to Jeremiah 33:3, and he read, “Call to Me, and I will answer you (NKJV)”. Being a tech nerd, it really got my attention. Does God still call people the same way He did in Bible times? – T.N.

A: Telecommunications have changed our world. Now there are few instances when anyone is disconnected. But sometimes phone reception is difficult. A call can just simply drop or be interrupted because of interference. Callers may scream into the phone, “Can you hear me?” A reply may come back, “I can hear you!” It’s a comical exchange.

Sometimes the same happens when we try to communicate with the Lord. There’s nothing humorous about that! When there’s interference, be assured the problem is with us. Often we don’t want to hear what God has to say because we already know what the Word of God has told us. We must not let anything keep us from communicating daily with God.

Not only does He want to communicate with us – He wants us to obey Him. The human race is called on throughout the Bible to repent of sin and return to God. “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13, KJV). And when Christ calls us to follow Him, He calls us out of this world’s sin and confusion, and then He sends us back into the world; not to share any longer in its sin and spiritual darkness, but to bear witness to the light of Christ.

 

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

©2024 Billy Graham Literary Trust. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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