Sadly that is what atheists say about all of us, we have no proof. But we expect that from them, they have no means of discerning Truth because they do not have the Holy Spirit and nor do they know Him.
There challenge to us to provide proof He even exists I don't know, what do you think?
Sorry, this response does not work, it is a cop out. I am not an atheist yet I want proof from you. You demand proof from others yet will you will not give any yourself. You claim God speaks directly to people yet provide no proof but expect people to just believe you anyway. Again, your argument is dead without any proof, with no evidence.
I am not asking or demanding proof from you...I'm trying to ascertain how a Spirit led person is led to choose a profession, a home, a spouse and friends
Since being led by the Spirit means GOD IS LEADING YOU, I'm simply asking you that if God is not speaking directly to you in these matters, how is he indirectly leading you through the bible
Heb 1:1,2 says God changed His method in how He speaks to man and nowhere does the NT say God speak directly to men today.
Actually it doesn't say the method changed, it actually says God changed the PERSONS, THROUGH WHOM HE SPEAKS
The bottom line is GOD STILL SPEAKS.
The difference is He no longer speaks through The patriarchs and the prophets, instead He speaks through His Son!
Since God is STILL speaking, Someone has to HEAR what He is saying ...correct?
I have not argued that God does not still speak, the question is the means by which He speaks. Does He speak directly or through His word? Obviously He can speak through His word, you have not provided any proof He speaks directly to people today.
Yet in your zeal you missed the point completely...
I'll repeat it
God spoke through the patriarchs ...in other words, God spoke to them and they spoke to God's people...correct?
God spoke through the angels ...in other words, God spoke to them and they spoke to God's people...correct?
God spoke through the prophets ...in other words, God spoke to them and they spoke to God's people...correct?
God speaks through His Son...correct?
That means ...in other words,
God spoke to Jesus and Jesus speaks to God's people...correct?
With one added difference, Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit whom He said would only speak those things He has said...correct?
Now I'm pretty sure you believe Jesus is Alive...don't you?
If you believe that Jesus is Alive then what I'm saying to you is
God did not change His Method,
He is still speaking!
The difference He is not speaking through the patriarchs, through angels or prophets instead, He is speaking to us through His Son and On behalf of the Son, the Holy Spirit speaks to us as well!
That is how we are Spirit led! The Holy Spirit says go here, you go here He says don't go there...then you do not go there, Holy Spirit says do this then you do what He said, When He says don't do this, then you do not do it
at least that's how leading usually works
Did it specifically tell you where you should live?
In other words...
The city in which you live and your home
Where in the bible does it tell you what kind of city to live in? How did you come to decide to live in the city where you live, did you choose it or did God lead you in your decision?
I live where I was born, it is where my family, relatives and friends are so I chose to stay here.
WHere did you get the idea that God has to directly speak to people and tell them what to do for a living, what friends to choose or where to live?
It's not my own idea, it's what the bible saysFor as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God
. Romans 8:14
God's children are led by His Spirit so....if your profession, where you live and who you marry are all your own choices that you have made and not prayed to God asking Him for direction, guidance and answers as to your choices...
....then you are leading yourself and merely expect Him to follow you instead of Him leading you and you following Him
You said the bible leads you, so all I'm asking you where in the bible does it tell you what profession God has ordained for you and what to city has God called you to do His Will on earth.
Bottom line... either God leads you or He does not and if He does lead you He has to speak to your heart, the only thing left is for you to hear Him.
The question is ...
Are you listening or are you just leading yourself
Again, where do you get the idea that the only friends I can have are the ones God directly tells me I can have?
Because you are Spirit led believer!
If you are not Spirit led you can be friends with anyone you desire?
God's word does not tell me specifically where to live or specific friends am I to have nor does God speak directly to people and tell them all these specifics. Again, where do you get the idea that God has a specific place for me to live and specific friends to have? You do not get this from the bible so you must be making this up in your own mind.
Because a Spirit led believer will not live somewhere that God has not directed them to live...they would not be comfortable.
They would say things like ...it's something about this house that doesn't suit me or there is something about this neighborhood that I am drawn to
A more extreme example is: I've been having a consistent yearning towards Peru or Haiti or Nigeria or India
I believe God has a work for me to do there
Unfortunately though there is no Book, Chapter or Verse in the bible that says Gomer or gospel ...go to Nigeria I have a work for you there...is there?
Another example: Lately I've been moved with compassion towards those young men who's lives are caught up in the penal system. Every day my heart is consistently aching towards young men, most of whom grew up without a father, I pray about it and find myself in tears ...I believe God is telling me to go into prison ministry.
Again unfortunately there is no Book, Chapter or Verse that says Gomer or gospel I want you to go into prison ministry I have a work for you to do there.