It seems like everyone and their dog is hearing “the voice of God” these days.
“Hearing the voice of God” used to be the mark of a prophet of God, but over the last century or so, it’s slowly become the mark of a “mature believer.” These days, “conservative” folk (like Beth Moore or Francis Chan) regularly suggest that God speaks to them…not in audible voices, but definitely in some sort of propositional statements (ultimately the audible/inaudible distinction is meaningless). The issue of “hearing the voice of God” is probably the most significant infiltration of bad Charismatic theology into non-Charismatic circles. It’s a train hauling insanity and heresy that is steaming through Evangelicalism and it seems like there’s no stopping it.
Part of the danger of “God told me” train is that it’s seemingly immune to both Scripture and logic. As illustration of that, I recently was doing some historical research into the foundation of Assemblies of God. In 1906-1915, the “God told me” train was chugging like mad all over North America. It was quite revealing to see how quickly the “God told me” train derailed when everyone and their dog was getting divine revelations.