Are there signs from God?

Are you looking for a “sign from God”? Do you think you have received a sign from God? Do other people receive signs from God?

If you are willing to listen to what the Bible say, the answer is “no.” People are no longer receiving special signs from God. There are certainly individuals who want a sign from heaven (Mt. 12:38). Jesus, however, said that heaven now offers to man the gospel (Jn. 20:30-31). We believe because of what has been “written,” not because of some sign.

In Hebrews 11:6 we are told that we cannot please God without faith. We must, therefore, ask how faith comes. Many think faith is created by a sign from God. A persons may think and believe this, but it is not what the scriptures say. We are told that faith comes by “hearing God’s word” (Rom. 10:17).

Instead of a sign being God’s power to salvation, the Bible says the gospel is God’s power to salvation (Rom. 1:16). Those who do not believe the gospel regard God’s word as foolishness (1 Cor. 1:18), but those who do have faith know the scriptures are the “power of God.”

Rather than a sign from God, the Bible says God’s word “works in people (1 Thess. 2:13). People are “brought forth by the word of truth” (Jas. 1:18). A person must “receive the implanted word to be saved” (Jas. 1:21). This means being “begotten by the word of God” (1 Pet. 2:23), not a supernatural sign from God.

Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.

Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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