God didn’t tell you anything.

I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts. I also listen to A LOT of podcasts about cults. Just now I finished listening to yet another episode where someone believed God, through an angel, was telling them to kill somebody because the other person was demon possessed.

I don’t know how much more of this type of stuff I can listen to.

There seem to be two themes that keep coming up.

  • The leader of the group claims to have a special (Greater than the average person) ability to hear from God.
  • They believe they were being told to kill somebody.

So, I just felt compelled to make a quick public service announcement.

If you belong to a Bible study, church, religious group, spiritual group, or organization that believes that God is calling you to kill any person or group, that is not God. God told you to do no such thing.

When you think about killing someone, and plan it ahead of time. We have a word for that. It is called murder. God also calls it murder.

The next thing I want to let seekers know is that they need to stop chasing down these people who have an extra strong “Ability to hear from God.”

Get out of this parasitic relationship you are in with them where you wait to hear what they have to say next.

In a book I read years ago by M. Scott Peck called, “The road less travelled”, he had a theory that the original sin wasn’t just eating the forbidden fruit.  He thought the original sin was laziness.

When you chase down other people to hear what God supposedly told them, this is a kind of laziness.

Go and hear from God for yourself. Read your own Bible. Pray your own prayers. Develop your own relationship with God. When he tells you something, pray for discernment to know if it is something that is just for you, or something you need to share with others.

But most of all, let me reiterate the most important thing I wanted to share with you today.

If you feel led to kill someone, the spirit telling you to kill them is not God.

One more time. God isn’t telling you anything that goes against his word, his character and his nature.


This article was originally published on August 7th, 2022.

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