Many people are confused because there are so many popular “preachers” giving them the wrong information. Their statements are unfounded in the Bible, but people believe what they’re saying.
One such statement was made by Joyce Meyer who is currently on television almost every day from coast-to-coast. She wrote, “”The Bible can’t even find any way to explain this. Not really. That’s why you’ve got to get it by revelation. There are no words to explain what I’m telling you. I’ve got to just trust God that He’s putting it into your spirit like He put it into mine.” (From “What Happened From the Cross to the Throne.”)
She’s saying the Bible can’t explain some teaching she has because she got it by some “still, small voice” in her head. People believe this even though the Bible teaches otherwise.
Here’s what I mean. God doesn’t speak to me outside of the Bible. He never has. Now, if God doesn’t speak to me and speaks to Meyer, then God is a respecter of persons. The Bible says he isn’t. Peter, preaching the gospel to Gentiles, said, “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him,” (Acts 10:34-35 NKJV). Who do we believe? Do we believe an inspired apostle, or Meyer?
In addition, the Bible tells us we have been given “all things that pertain to life and godliness,” (2 Peter 1:3). Now, if we have been given all things, then what other things could we be given? Meyer says the inspired word of God is wrong.
We need to make clear the Bible is the only inspired word of God any of us will ever need. We have indeed been given all things, and we don’t serve a God who is partial. One of my preacher friends told me we need to “unconfuse” some people. That’s good advice. We can point people to the truth in God’s only inspired word to do that.