Joan of Arc claimed to know what God was thinking. The English thought this proved she was a witch and dealt with her accordingly. The French, who liked the idea that God was apparently on their side and who had better PR and more pull with the Vatican, got her declared a saint. Probably what she really was was a teenager succumbing to schizophrenia who was in the right place at the right time to be exploited by both sides in a dirty little war over land-grubbing that God would have wanted no part in.
Look, Rep. Walberg, I know you’re a minister and supposedly know about these things, but God and/or Jesus rarely talks directly to people and when he does it’s never to ask them to do the politically self-serving thing.
“Sell everything and follow me,” is more typical of him.
It’s amazing, though, how many arguments Christians have worked up to explain that one away.