It’s not that unusual for church leaders to warn their people away from Rebecca Davis’s dangerous teachings about untwisting Scriptures. But I heard not long ago that a pastor went scouring my website looking for heresy.
He found it.
He found it on my Beliefs Behind the Blog page, my statement of faith. There he saw that I believe that the Lord can speak to His people through dreams and visions.
Here’s the full paragraph, about the topic of “God’s revelation”:
God’s revelation: I believe that God reveals Himself and His ways to His people by a variety of means—through creation, through dreams and visions, through miracles, through the still small voice of the Holy Spirit in the heart, and perhaps others—but the most reliable message from God that we have been given, and the message against which all other messages and revelations should be measured, is the Holy Scriptures, that is, the Bible, with the understanding that the New Covenant is superior to the Old (Psalm 19:1; Acts 2:17; Acts 10:11; John 9; Galatians 3:5; 1 Corinthians 12:6,10-11,22; John 16:13; Hebrews 8).
Yes, here I am, former independent Baptist, guilty as charged. I believe God can speak to His people through dreams and visions.
If you’ll notice, that phrase in that paragraph is hyperlinked. It will lead you to my old Hidden Heroes Missionary Stories website, where you can read sample chapters from my books of true missionary stories, published by Christian Focus Publications in Scotland.
That particular story is one of my favorites–the Lord spoke in a dream to a man to go to a particular hut in the middle of nowhere and preach the gospel.
I love this true story not just because of the dream, but because it reminds me that our Lord delights to do work in what feels like “small” ways just as much as He does in the large ways.
That’s the writing I was doing before my Untwisting Scriptures work.
I’ve heard from a number of parents who have appreciated my missionary books, and not one of them has expressed any concern about the fact that people have had dreams and visions from God. (They show up quite a bit in my books of true missionary stories, in fact.)
Accusations like these are part of the package of what we face in the work we do.
Yes, we want to be open to correction where we’re wrong.
But we also want to be unafraid when we proclaim the great works of God to the world, as we continue to look to Him to do those mighty works.
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