Showing posts with label prophets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prophets. Show all posts

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.