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They have turned Christianity into a circus spectacle complete with freak shows and clowns and with hip pastors acting as barkers.
I believe the voice was the Spirit of God, because it not only spoke to me on various occasions of outward things that proved absolutely accurate and verified, but it also spoke to me of my sinful condition, my hypocrisy, and other such things that I didn’t want to accept as truth but that most certainly were.
Someone might argue that it’s the voice of conscience, but although conscience could speak of the latter (since I have knowledge of myself), could it speak of things outside myself that are unknowable by natural thought processes?
It has changed church into a consumer affair whose adherents consume products designed for me-centered living.
Experience for experience sake can only lead to disaster––to corruption, to trivialization and sentimentalism, to deceit and fraud, and to heresies that steal the hearts and minds of generations.