How does God authenticate with all of humanity?
What protocol does the supreme deity use to confirm communication with human kind?
What procedure or algorithm does God use to ensure we do not confuse divine communications with those of a false agent who spoofs divinity?
Authentication is a serous issue. Sometimes the problems of authentication can be solved by a familiar voice, a familiar face, a secret handshake, a secret knock, or a secret password. But, even these security tokens can be compromised. For centuries, the greatest minds have toiled to solve the problems that come with establishing secure authentication. This search continues today because very important people have realized that false security is far worse than no security at all.
Just ask the Queen Mary of Scots.
So, when a preacher preaches or when a small still voice speaks in your heart, how do you authenticate that voice as God? How do you know that communication isn't forged or compromised in some way?
When a lucid vision compels you to engage in a certain action, how do you authenticate that message?
With the Bible-- God's Word?
And how is God's Word authenticated?
Miracles seem to authenticate God within the scriptures themselves.
But what agent outside of the Bible authenticates those stories of yesteryear to a modern society-- especially when Biblical archaeology and document analysis undermine a literal reading of the Bible?
In short-- how to you prove that your God is really speaking to you and that the rest of the world should listen and obey?
How you decide to personally authenticate God is certainly your business. But, how God authenticates himself to the world as a whole is another matter altogether. No one has the right to compelled another person to exclusively follow after an allegedly divine voice-- not until a universal form of authentication is established for God.
I don't see that happening any time soon . . .
Think about it. Would you want me telling you what God you should be serving?