14 April 2016

Are there prophets today?


Today there are many prophets and prophetesses. How do we respond to this?

What is a prophet?

A1 Old Testament

  • B1 God gave a message to the prophet/prophetess. This message might be to repent, what to do, what not to do, guidance for someone seeking God's wisdom, a message about the future, or of judgment.

  • B2 In our passage here, God gives a message to Ezekiel to tell the leaders of Israel of judgment because of their sins.

  • B3 They are confirmed by encouraging the worship of Yahweh only and their words come true (Deuteronomy 13:1-5, Deuteronomy 18:20-22).

A2 New Testament

  • B1 The same as the Old Testament except there were apostles to certify that they are true.

  • B2 No prophets are mentioned after the last apostle--John.

  • B3 The prophets in the New Testament era and dispensation are Agabus and the daughters of Philip.

  • B4 The so-called prophets of today are either self certified or confirmed by apostles who are self certified.

  • B5 The Bible is the only source of 100% truth and has all that we need.

Some other sources: here and here.

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