In the thread on the Lord's will going on elsewhere, it was opined that the term revelation simply means God communicating with man. In other words, all communication from God to us is revelation. I disagree. I believe that for a communication from God to be revelation it must contain truth that is valid for all. Thus, simply being called by God to go to Africa as a missionary is not a revelation, but simply God's communication to one believer, not truth for all. Again, the peace of God in one's heart that assures him he is in the right place to serve God is not revelation, but simply God's gift of peace to one person. I believe my position is the traditional and Biblical one. Note this quote from Easton's Bible Dictionary (c. 1897): "Revelation--an uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been pleased in various ways and at different times (Heb 1:1) to make a supernatural revelation of himself and his purposes and plans, which, under the guidance of his Spirit, has been committed to writing. The Scriptures are not merely the 'record' of revelation; they are the revelation itself in a written form, in order to the accurate presevation and propagation of the truth." So, what say ye? Is every communication from God considered revelation, or only those with truth for all people?