By Elizabeth Prata
Ever since the Henry Blackaby and Claude King book “Experiencing God was published in 1976, and swept conservative churches in the late 1980s and 1990s, we especially have been told that it is normal to experience God in various ways including Him speaking to us.
There’s always a track-back, or a ground zero for false notions to sweep the visible church, and Experiencing God was seminal in opening the door to hearing from God. The book instructs readers to “listen for God in your quiet time, and immediately write down what He said.” There are similar instructions throughout the book. The books instructions for decision-making is faulty and leads to notions of God and our relationship with Him that are errant.
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