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How to hear Jesus

A quick quotation from Christopher Ash’s Hearing the Spirit. Ash makes a case that there are two divergent ways to listen to Jesus today.

The enduring significance of Jesus’ words after he left the earth …

raises a huge question: where and how can we hear His words today?

There are essentially only two kinds of answer we can give. Either we hear Jesus speaking in an interior and subjective way, or we hear Jesus speaking through the written and preached words of the Bible. There are variants of each of these, of course, and there are attempts to combine the two. But I believe that essentially they are distinct and incompatible answers. The latter is Christian and the former is pseudo-Christian.