03 November 2012

Shhh...God Is Telling Christine Caine a Secret

Based on this recent tweet, one can only surmise that Christine Caine must be receiving special revelation and messages from God, and telling her things that only she is supposed to know. 
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Interesting, especially considering that God has told us everything we need to know in His Word. Since that is written down, it seems safe to assume that we're allowed to share it—all of it. God has spoken finally, fully and completely in His Word. If we claim to be receiving special, personal messages from Him on the side, then we best open up to that blank page after Revelation 22:21 and start writing, because such dangerous, false claims imply that the canon is not closed.

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14 comments:

  1. [sarcasm]
    That is so funny! Because Beth Moore has a totally different 'deal' with God. She wrote in her book, Praying God's Word, "Before God tells me a secret, He knows up front I’m going to tell it! By and large, that’s our “deal.”

    So now I'm sad because I'm confused. Christine Caine says not to spill secrets God tells us, but Beth Moore says to tell. And here I thought God was not the author of confusion.
    [/end sarcasm]

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    1. Oh, now that is interesting. I guess Ms. Caine needs to have a little talk with Ms. Moore so they can get their stories straight. How strange of God to contradict Himself like that. Hm...

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  2. God never tells me secrets. I must not be annointed. All I have is this old Bible. Maybe once I learn everything in it he'll start telling me some secrets, too.

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  3. You young ladies gave me a good laugh!

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  4. If referred to the Word of God, yes we don't have anything hidden from us and there are no secrets.

    If Christine Caine is referring to something that is more on a personal level then no we don't need to share it. I've had things happen in my life that I simply don't share and if I do it will be with people who I am close to and can trust

    Deu 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

    Isa 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

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    1. And your point is......?

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    2. Linda,
      I think the point is that God doesn't give secret messages to individuals. He speaks to all of us through the Word (the Bible) and that is available to everyone.

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  5. Read Psalm 25:14 and do a commentary on it. Matthew Henry, Charles Spurgeon.. http://www.preceptaustin.org/covenant_introduction.htm

    Psa 25:14 "The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant." KJV

    "The secret (sweet fellowship, intimacy, friendship, secret counsel) of the LORD is for those who (reverentially) fear Him, And He will make them know (intimately, experientially) His covenant. My eyes are continually toward the LORD, for He will pluck my feet out of the net." (Psalm 25:14-15)-Spurgeon

    My point is ALL Christians have intimacy or "secret" times with the LORD and this kind of biblical "secrecy" should not be dismissed just because people like Caine abuse and misuse the term to shill people with some special knowledge she claims she has and no one else does. People like her cause people to lust or covet after what she has when the truth is we ALL have been given fullness in Christ-Col.2:10. But some things we are not to share and we can't. They can't because -"Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share its joy"-Pr.14:10. We know that Christine Caine does not have a very good resume online. So, knowing her she more than likely means it in an esoteric sense which is what the blog obviously is pointing out.

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    1. Linda,
      I appreciate the way you have responded and always appreciate reading your comments on this blog. I think what is difficult is that there are so many people claiming to have special, individual revelation from God that is only for them. But this can't be verified. So how are we to know whether their claims are true or not? We can't just point to the person's sinfulness because we are all sinful, with impure motives. Christine Caine, of whom I am no fan at all, may not have a very good resume, but neither do I. So I think ranking sinfulness in order to determine who is really receiving secret information from God is not a reliable test.

      Just my thoughts. Thanks for reading and know that you are appreciated and respected for your thoughts.

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    2. Anonymous, Thank you for such a kind and gentle response.

      You're absolutely correct when it comes to SIN. We're all equal at the Cross-it's all God's grace. What I meant by (resume) was not her sin but her error in teaching false doctrine which according to Scripture, we are to judge.

      When it comes to "individual revelation" it has to line up with Scripture. This would require a much -MUCH grande argument and so I won't go there.

      ~"But this can't be verified. So how are we to know whether their claims are true or not?"

      Bob DeWaay states--"To “prophesy” is to claim to speak what is from God or in keeping with God’s revelation. Only the Scriptures are God’s authoritative word to man. Prophecy in the church today is not adding authoritative revelation, but exhorting, encouraging, or comforting through speaking from God’s word: “But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation” (1 Corinthians 14:3). Prophecy should be taken in the broad sense of anyone claiming to speak for God. Thus the term “prophecy” covers legitimate and illegitimate speaking for God. Therefore prophesy needs to be judged."

      1Cr 14:32 “The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.---Do not go beyond what is written.” Notice it says (spirits) not people. What is behind what a person speaks. Same with 1 John 4:1.

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  6. This is common among the Pentecostal faiths. Here is a link to Bobbie Houston's Colour Conf: http://youtu.be/w1ra0ohVLdY
    It's an interesting video clip, but go to 1:48
    I think they're all insane.

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    1. I think they have perfected their business model. Very sad for the women eating this stuff up. So deceived.

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  7. Perhaps she was referring to the Holy Spirit checking her on some sin or failing. :)

    Then that would be an accurate statement.

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  8. Hi guys - I hope my question is relevant. If it is not - please remove it. Interesting article and comments - I agree with a lot being said here. I think I still need some deprogramming though - still trying to figure out what is really true and what is not. I am glad to have stumbled onto your site and others that are pointing out the true way to me.

    My question is: would God directly tell you who to marry? I feel like God spoke to me about this - and He even gave my fiance a vision to guide us to be with each other. Does this sound strange to you? Please help me see with Scripture. I would like to mention that we both have the same spiritual opinions - we are on the same page about a lot of things - and we agree with a lot of what we are finding people like you saying. We are both very serious about God - I feel like God has spoken to me before and said that He didn't just put us together for our enjoyment, but for His purposes. But - just tell me - what is Biblical here, if this is the right place for it. I also mention - I think in one of the Corinthians it states that God chooses the person for you. I am pretty sure He did - but I would like for you guys to tell me what you think.

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