If someone says they’re speaking for god, I’m immediately skeptical, again given that an all-powerful god cannot possibly need middle men, or messages transmitted in secret or from the dreams interpreted through self-proclaimed “special agents”.
Further, if the bible is a “perfect” god’s best plan for “perfect” interaction with his creatures, then he and his plan have been a collosal failure, given that the book itself, as well as the effect it has had on human history, are decidely much less than perfect.
Also, the fact that god, personally, has never committed anything to writing, tends to support the fact that he agrees with the old adage that “talk is cheap”. For instance, he could–but doesn’t–write the ten commandments in cloud formations every evening, or spell out “I love you”, in seashells on beach, the next morning. So there’s an infinite array of inaction on the part of our creator which make it reasonable to conclude that he, she or it, wants to have no part in communication through words.
How does he communicate then? I always go back to his first “message” and look to nature for the lessons to be learned there. But then please note that I’m not saying that god is anything other than the consciousness of the universe or that he, she or it told me to tell you that.
Instead–and rather than being based on anyone’s hearsay testimony–the things I’ve learned form that “book” rely on both subjective intuition combined with objective evidence, which I admit are not necessarily meaningful to anyone but me.
That is, I would never insist that I’ve seen my creator’s face in a Sonoran Desert Sunset or that I’ve heard my maker’s voice in the sound of water gently slapping the beaches of Paradise Island!