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Beware

Six principles to faithfully discern God's voice among the howls of the "wolves."

As a kid, you hear a lot of stories about wolves. Beware of wolves … Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing … Don't be the boy who cried "wolf."

A month ago, I wrote an article asking "Can a Muslim Be God's Voice to Me?" I explored the fact that anyone has the potential to be God's voice, be they Christian, Atheist, Muslim, or Drunkard. I considered the following ideas:

  • The belief that God is a creative communicator. He is able and willing to speak through a burning bush, an ass, a Centurion, and even through my non-religious neighbor.
  • The difference between spiritual identity and spiritual capacity. Have we Christians unnecessarily restricted what we expect from non-Christian spiritual capacity, regardless of their creed? Can we separate spiritual identity from capacity?
  • Christ's example in elevating spiritual outsiders. Jesus challenges us by hearing and honoring a widow of Sidon and a leper of Syria (Luke 4), a Roman Centurion (Matthew 8:10), a Samaritan (Luke 10), and a Canaanite (Matthew 15:28) to name a few.
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