I think there has been a misunderstanding concerning Justin Peters. It has been said that he does not believe God speaks to us through His Holy Spirit. After viewing the video below, I can see it is just a misunderstanding. Does Peters think God has burning bush moments today? No. Neither do I.
The Word of God as presented in the Holy Scriptures is LIVING.
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4
1 6 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. Hebrews 1
There is a growing movement (for lack of a better word) of Christian mysticism. The Word of God isn’t enough. People want experiences. They want to be overwhelmed with emotion. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love when I consider what He has done for me. And yes, I experience God. I experience Him when I read the Word, and I can see how He is working in my life and in the lives of others. Christian mysticism goes beyond that, though.
Here is a quote directly from Christianmystics.com: So, what is a Christian Mystic? A person concerned not with knowing the letter of the Word, or religious dogmas, but with knowing the Spirit of the Word, which is to say living from within the experience of God’s word at the very core of being.
The emphasis is taken off the Word of God. Although they say they are to discard the ego and personal pride, in an effort to walk with Jesus in every day life, the whole concept seems very self-centered to me. After all, they aren’t concerned with the Word, only with their experiences.
Folks, if ever the Word is not important, Jesus is not important.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2 Timothy 2
11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so….Acts 17
These are the last days. The enemy is working over time and has infiltrated our churches with confusion and false teachings. he is taking the emphasis off Jesus, sin, repentance and the true Gospel is a myriad of ways.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.Matthew 24: 2