Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon the use of the G name) the politically correct feeling among most Christians today. You will recall that in the second book of the Potter series, The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter alone heard the voice of the basilisk. When he confided in his two friends about it, one told him that even in the wizarding world, hearing voices is not a good thing. Like art imitating reality, can't we say that even in our non-wizarding world, it's not a good thing to be hearing voices. Whether those voices be God's or someone else's voice.

Most of us would agree that hearing voices in your head, voices that aren't there, this is indeed a bad thing. In fact it used to be a sign of being crazy. But what if the person claims to be hearing God's voice? How can we know if God is speaking to this guy such that we can't immediately lock him up in the looney bin?

The obvious answer is that we, the non-Harry Potter-hearing-voices-people, have to recall the eleven different ways that God speaks to mankind. Some of those ways are observable and objectively verifiable. Others are not observable but they can be verified. Examples in the first category are the times that God spoke to Moses out loud and all the other Israelites could hear their conversation. Or when God the Father spoke to Jesus during his baptism, and the others gathered around heard that talk. Or when the wayward prophet Balaam had a talking to by his donkey. Makes you wonder who the dumb animal was at that time, doesn't it?

Only daring men and women choose to hear God's voice today. Many christians don't hear God because they don't know what exercises to do that would enable them to hear his voice. While other christians choose not to hear God out of fear of what their friends will say about them. They will likely be considered to be crazy, religious fanatics, and attempting to glorify themselves. Worst yet, those christians will be imposing their morality on the rest of us because they claim to have heard God. Right?

The value of hearing God is that it saves lives. I recall the time that God told me to pray for a certain Dee Jay (Strawberry Jan) that used to be on KEZY 1190 AM. He told me that she was in danger and I was to pray for her often. So I did, even though I didn't know her, and knew nothing of her personal or professional life. Six years later she was nearly killed by a drunk driver on the freeway. Finally about 15 years later I met Strawberry Jan in person. I am certain that my prayers were central to God's plan to save her life in that accident, prevent certain injuries and lessen others during the years.

If you are courageous and want to hear God, then contact me toll free at (877) 230-0100 or by email at [email protected]

Mark B. Replogle is an Attorney at Law in private practice in California. He is also the author of the book Saviour Clinton: An Evil American King. Last year he served with the Marine Central Comand's Staff Judge Advocate in Bahrain before and during the war in Iraq.

In The News:

Religion  Times Herald-Record
Faith Matters: Old time religion  Sunbury Daily Item
Religion Bulletin Board  Antelope Valley Press
Religion rail for July 11  Oklahoman.com
The Coming "Religion Recession"  Religion & Politics
Religion digest  Hot Springs Sentinel
New kids on the block: critical of religion and left-wingers - The Post  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
All faiths must unite for human rights  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Money And Religion: How Christians Are Being Misled

Today's Christian Evangelists, Teachers, and Preachers Are Grossly Misleading America... Read More

The Power of Love

There is no doubt in my mind that the quality... Read More

Become Enlightened

The other day I had a meeting on the web... Read More

Choose Your Friends Carefully

For those of you who have entered into a true... Read More

The Green Cross

"We desperately need to recognize that we are the guests... Read More

Gays and Lesbians Attempt to Distance Themselves From Catholic Priests

There is a new term being thrown around "phenophilia", no... Read More

What Is Faith?

1. Faith is a "spiritual substance" on the inside of... Read More

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before... Read More

Fruit-Bearing Christians

This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much... Read More

Choosing the Christian Path

- 147.5 million Americans claim affiliation with a religious group-... Read More

Christian Books and Supplies

Christian books and supplies can be found at places that... Read More

Anointed versus Talented: Whats the Difference?

Talent is defined as: "Natural endowment or ability of a... Read More

Iesa and Jesus in the Pyramid

The Sun god, Mithras, was the most widely worshipped deity... Read More

The Unjust Steward

In my opinion, this story has two very powerful spiritual... Read More

The Fruit, the Whole Fruit, and Nothing but the Fruit

Once we become a new creature in Christ, we are... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 1

Hermeneutics is the science and art of the interpretive process... Read More

Christian Unity according to Internet

Following are 30 questions that relate to Christian Unity that... Read More


BISHOP OF CARCASSONNE: - There are so many exemplars of... Read More

Straight Talk about Homosexuality

In the mid 90's, a Presbyterian minister named Steve Brown... Read More

Call No Man Father

Matthew 23:5-23:10Call no man Father A look at deception and... Read More

Loyola the Luciferian

Ignatius Loyola ? Luciferian or Heliopolitan:I kid you not! Lucifer... Read More

What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity

What in the world could I have possibly learned about... Read More

The Purpose of Creation: the Kabbalah of Transformation

"I want to know how God created this world. I... Read More

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

In a time when public scrutiny is becoming tighter and... Read More


Some people imagine what glory will behold them at the... Read More