At Delivered By Grace a piece by Josh Buice calls attention to the frequently used "God Told Me" by some: http://www.deliveredbygrace.com/stop-saying-god-told-me/
It happened again recently. I was listening to a sermon online and the preacher said, “God told me.” Apparently everyone in the congregation enjoyed it from the response I heard, but I immediately turned it off. This type of communication is becoming more prevalent in Christian circles. It’s showing up in conversations because people are hearing it from the pulpit and reading it in books they purchased from the local Christian bookstore. Perhaps it sounds spiritual or is emotionally stirring to the congregation.
Although the “God told me” method of communicating makes for interesting, suspenseful, and entertaining stories, what people need most is to hear from God. I would like to make a simple request. Please stop saying “God told me” unless the phrase is immediately followed up with a text of Scripture. Have you considered the connection between the “God told me” language and the sufficiency of Scripture? What connection does the “God told me” phrase have with the third of the Ten Commandments?
In the article, Buice offers up seven important questions to ask when someone says "God told me" and six appeals to the preacher.
Is Buice on target? What has he missed, if anything? To respond, use the comments section or, if you think the topic requires some extended discussion, feel free to start a separate discussion thread.