Charles Stanley, the slightly more theologically conservative father of Andy Stanley, the rank heretic, told a television audience that God spoke directly to him telling him which turkey he needed to buy.
Charismaticism is a heresy that is rampant in churches today across denominational lines. It has become so mainstream that even the otherwise biblically-sound conservatives have embraced charismatics among the ranks despite the fact that it was condemned by the early church.
The Scriptures are clear that God does not speak directly to us today in any other way except through the Scriptures — to teach otherwise is to contradict the Word of God. Hebrews 1:1-2 explains that in these last days, God has spoken to us through His son Jesus which is finally revealed and recorded in His Word. To claim that God further reveals any specific revelation to us, no matter how minuscule it may seem, is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit by attributing things to Him that he does not do.
But this is just plain stupidity here — that God is somehow going to tell Charles Stanley which turkey to buy and where to go to buy it — it’s just simply nonsense. There is absolutely no biblical warrant to believe that God does this or speaks to us in this way and it denies the sufficiency of Scripture which declares itself sufficient to make us thoroughly equipped (2 Tim 3:16-17).
Stop telling people that God told you to do something or that God laid something on your heart that isn’t in Scripture — there simply is no way to validate or verify and you run the risk of blaspheming when you do.
Just stop it!