We are all God’s creatures- men created in His image and likeness. “However many of those other books help clarify certain points of doctrine that the Bible leaves a bit scant.” Just a lot of questions about the origins. “, By the way in the “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, BUT in these last days He HAS [past tense] spoken to us by His Son”(Hebrews 1:1–2 ESV). What does the Bible say about prophets and what is the true test to validate if modern day prophets are what and who they claim to be? The day I stop learning from God and fellow believers like yourself, God will start resisting me because God opposes the proud but only gives grace to the humble like you and you have blessed me sir and I have learned something from you. For a more thorough teaching on this, please read: http://www.gty.org/resources/Articles/A366/Does-God-Still-Give-Revelation. How be it that man can declare himself sovereign over the voice of the Almighty? Thank you sir. Also important in Jude 3 is the word “delivered.” In the Greek it is an aorist passive participle, which in this context indicates an act completed in the past with no continuing element. Thank you! The recent Covid-19 virus has taken its toll and the recent variations or mutations of this virus are foreboding, to say the least. Who was He speaking to? Chris. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from [a]any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! The spiritual gift of prophecy, in the sense of receiving new revelations from God to be proclaimed to others, ceased with the completion of the Bible. If he fails, he is not a prophet of God. Too Consider. He, like Moses, would bring them to the Promised Land, which for believers is the Kingdom of Heaven. God has conclusively spoken to His people through the testimony of His Son recorded on the pages of Scripture. Nothing is further from the truth. The Bible predicts that there will be false prophets in the last days. Just saying…. It looks like your web site has a problem. I agree with you Sir on the aspects of healing – I agree with you Sir on the aspect of False prophets – I agree with you on Charismatic teaching principles making the word of the Most High about their own physical well being. Then God began to raise up reformers. But, although Jesus* was truly a prophet of God, he is not the prophet spoken of here. Stand confident in your faith and do no let anyone tell you otherwise. Thank you. It is because their books are relatively minor in size when compared to the larger books of the prophets like Isaiah. We do not have new prophetic messages, but we do have the prophetic message. This certainly applies to John the Baptist. Where did we come from? During the time that prophecy was a revelatory gift, it was to be used for the edification, exhortation, and comfort of men (1 Corinthians 14:3). Later on you find out that that group was expanded and it included the 70. Very I would say. Corinthians Speak now prophet, whether it is you or someone else. What is very disturbing is that in recent times, many ministers have gone around calling themselves prophets. God has many things to say about prophets who teach lies. More that could help us better understand the gospel of Jesus Christ and our purpose here on earth. Again, please know, the purpose of this is not for needless argument or unnecessary discussion. How do we feel about prophecy that gave revelation about things that would come to pass beyond the lifespan of the prophet? God does not change and the faith that was ONCE delivered has been delivered already. When the Old Testament prophets prophesied, their prophecies always came to pass. The apostles in their preaching mention many Old Testament events, but they never refer to any incidents or characters of the Apocrypha. I feel to say that many of the members of those early councils had their own agendas and predetermined beliefs that if some of those other books taught something different than their interpretation of the gospels they might count them as non inspired works and through them out of the Bible. “…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10 you can contact me with your answer at [email protected] thank you and GOD bless you sincerely BOB SCHREINER— [email protected], Thank you Mr. Schreiner. A lot of time for those grievous wolves to enter and make their mark. -Joseph-. I am not aware of any but as you likely know already, there are hundreds of false prophets or what I call today, “fal$e profit$.”. That verse says, “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” It does not fit neatly into your perceptions of what you have been taught by the doctrine and thus to you – you have esteemed yourself as the ultimate authority. ANSWER: Jesus of Nazareth interacted with many people during His sojourn on earth; these people saw Him in a variety of ways. What does the Bible say about prophets and what is the true test to validate if modern day prophets are what and who they claim to be? The book of Jasher is mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and in chronicles a whole bunch more books are mentioned. The other books contain errors and as I said, were never quoted by Jesus and He quoted much of the Old Testament but never from the Apocyrpha and even the Jews didn’t include these in their writings as God-breathed. Who were the people that compiled the books of the New Testament? I don’t want rush you. OK, I truly don’t mean to seem argumentative, so please don’t think I am (smile!!). By no means was the debate settled. Be prepared and pray to Jesus to ask him to reveal your path for you. The types of prophecy that may occur today – easily to be distinguished from healing on demand – it is not for us to demand that God prove who His prophets are WHEN it is demanded of Him by mere mortal men – as it is not up to us to demand Him to heal us for our own satisfaction. Note - Torah means ‘instruction’ or ‘teaching’ or ‘law’ so the word might conceivably be applied to any part of the Hebrew Bible. Christ taught us much more than that. Does the Bible mention about God’s last day church (after the 1260 years) being blessed with but no prophecy or prophets. As for the outcomes of those councils, I do not think God’s sovereign will can ever be thwarted by men and Robert Driskell answered very well (thank you Robert). They translated it into a language that only church officials knew so the common man could not read it. In Deuteronomy 18:22-23 it says, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. No prophet would ever, ever do this. Having established this, let us now note some data about the extra-biblical work that is called the “Book of Enoch.”. All rights reserved worldwide, Tagged as: The Holy Spirit does indeed provide inspiration and leads and guides us!! They sure seemed to put a whole lot of emphasis on them in the Bible and we really don’t know or do anything with them any more. 1. Truly God does not work this way. If one does not pass even one they are false. I believe the Bible tells us that in addition to being His Son, the Lord Jesus was the last of God’s prophets. Read through the best Bible verses about false prophets in this collection of scripture quotes. Let us look at the following Noble Verse in the Noble Quran: "Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of God, and the Seal of the Prophets : and God has full knowledge of all things. “To determine the nature of God and the relationship between Him and His Son Jesus Christ. Inviting that kind of confusion plays into the hands of the error that denies the uniqueness and absolute authority of Scripture. As individuals, as families, as churches, as nations the message is the same- if we repent God will bless. Don’t we have all we need in the Bible? Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.”. There are the Major Prophets and the Minor Prophets. As far as the last “prophet from God” that the Bible mentions, there are actually two of them and we read of them in Revelation 11:3. (Councils like…Laodicea, Constantinople, Carthage, Ephesus, nicean, clermont, Lateran, Pisa.) He cannot stand it, for he will snare and get angrier and angrier the more we spread The Good News of The Gospel. Why would we need prophets today since we have all we need in God’s Word because the Bible is God speaking to us…and it is sufficient as it is. Thanks God is the power behind the prophets, the prophets can’t do anything on their own accord. The Bible tells us to beware of false prophets who would lead us astray from God's will and plan for our lives. They will see my love for them and the promises I made before their time had come. 5. Have you studied the doctrines of other churches and compared them to scripture to be certain that what you believe is able to stand firm on the Bible and the Bible alone? If someone says they hate you, love them back, if someone mocks you, love them back. Like Moses, Jesus would bring people out of their sin, like Moses brought Israel out of Egypt (representing sin). Can it not be said that He teaches through His spirit with words of wisdom that convey and help to INTERPRET scripture through HIS spirit? Yours in Christ, I believe the Bible tells us that in addition to being His Son, the Lord Jesus was the last of God’s prophets. I also know that other people have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to do (or not do) something on my behalf. They endow prophets as modern day soothe sayers sent to us from God. False, “It was presided over by emperor Constantine who was not a Christian, was not guided by the spirit, and only motive behind the council was to dispel the conflict under his rule.” You can also have confidence in what the Bible foretells for the future. So the Apocrypha were never received by the Jews as God-given Scripture. Constantine, Cyrus, Darius or anybody can be used by God. And you may say in your heart, “How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?” When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. Where do you mean to be a speaker at Lydia? I struggle with this because I know for a fact that the Holy Spirit is real and guides me and others through prompting, etc… Therefore, God does speak to man (although perhaps not in an audible voice). They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that not one of them turns from their wickedness. But He does it through God’s Word, never apart from it. Yours in Christ, They do, however, continue to proclaim the Word of God. God created us in His own image. God preserved his word through people like the Albigenses and Waldenses, who copied the Scriptures and secretly gave it to the common people. I can teach what He has laid on my heart without being a false profit right? This has not happened yet. For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight. .” (NASB) Jeremiah 14:14, Your prophets have seen for you False and deceptive visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity . To obtain a thorough understanding of what the Bible says—and does not say—about "antichrist," please read "What Does the Bible Say and Not Say About Antichrist?" The Holy Spirit’s role is to empower us as we preach, teach, write, talk, witness, think, serve, and live. Also, note the transition from prophet to teacher in 2 Peter 2:1: “There were false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you” (emphasis added). An immediate direction from God concerning an eminent event. My people will come and they will worship at my house. “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days He HAS [past tense] spoken to us by His Son”(Hebrews 1:1–2 ESV). Jack has written 1110 articles on What Christians Want To Know! And in the last days I will pour out my Spirit apon all flesh saith the Lord, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies – Movie Review, Phoenix Wilder And The Great Elephant Adventure – Movie Review, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island – Movie Review. Even apon the least of my children I will pour out my Spirit and they shall prophesy…, Hello Fredie. It was never intended as a permanent way to keep the church healthy, yet today Charismatics teach that God wants every Christian well all the time. May God richly bless you brother. “And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6, 10) When they are in vision, their eyes are open and they do not blink. I understand your points, I don’t agree with many of them, but you state them clearly. The Bible needs to be the basis for all of our understanding through the spirit. If a Prophet does not agree with the Bible Prophet's or does not keep God's Ten Commandments, he is a false Prophet. The apostle John was a prophet too! Does the Bible address this issue you bet it does. One question i had was could there be any room to question the validity of the outcomes of those councils. I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Advertise, Warnings of Adding Too or Taking Away From the Word of God, What Do Christians Say About the 2012 End of The World Prophecy, Biblical Signs Of the Second Coming Of Jesus Christ, http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-are-gifts-of-the-spirit-a-bible-study/, http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-teach-about-giving-is-tithing-biblical/, What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness? Where will we go after this life? Jesus warned his listeners about how false teachers can come in disguise, seeming to be harmless when they are actually spiritually dangerous (Matthew 7:15). Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Husbands prophesy to their wives when they wash them with the water of the Word (Ephesians 5:26). Considering the influence these people have on believers, it is imperative that we learn how to identify false prophets. We must hold to the Word that God has already given and commit ourselves to sola scriptura — Scripture alone. And yet we base most of our doctrinal interpretation on what came out of the non consensus… consensus of the councils, if you know what I mean. These are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Do not be led by the understanding of the world and all it perceives of sovereign truth. Thanks Chris. But I want to say that, for example, the Book of Revelation was written after the the Book of 2 Peter. You have a fixation on things (like prophets) that God never intended for us to have. Sounds like a good discussion again. This lets us know how great a Gift God gave us by/through the Holy Spirit. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” 1 John 4:1-3, 5) A true prophet does not give his own private interpretation. I don’t mean to ramble, but even when thinking about how a Pastor prepares a sermon…I often hear pastors say something like “I pray that God lead me in what I say and how I say it as I seek to deliver a message from God and not my own words.” While all sermons should be scripturally based, the prompting of the Holy Spirit can lead and guide a pastor as to when to preach it, or the different details to be discussed. Jude didn’t say that it was once and will be later delivered. Are all prophets? Nothing is said about a “book of Enoch.” There is no phrase such as, “it is written in the book of Enoch.” Nothing at all is indicated about any literary production. It is at this time I see false proclamations in the Church and false humility in the hearts of the people. He did his graduate work at Moody Theological Seminary. Question: "Who is the false prophet of the end times?" The Greek word here is hapax, which refers to something done for all time, with lasting results, never needing repetition. Here's what Scripture says about prophets. 29 Are all apostles? Ask yourself what would Jesus do and follow through with complete confidence and faith in Jesus Christ. Translations in Hebrew, Aramaic, as well as Greek, in order to establish your line of reasoning. False prophets functioned in their prophetic role illegitimately or for the purpose of deception. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves” (Matt 7:15). It is revealed and then understood by the spirit. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him (Deut 18:20–22; cf. In both instances God’s Word is being proclaimed. God help us to know when our desire to know more is from God’s own hand and when our flesh is stirring up unfounded doubt driving us know more to satisfy the flesh and its desire to be exalted. If we have the sufficiency of Scripture already in the 66 books…sufficient and efficient for salvation then we need no more. There is no place for this in my house and I caution those who claim to know the fullness and breadth of my love and spirit to lay down their pride and their knowledge and cast themselves on me under my reign. I keeping reading every where, pretty much the same thing. I believe we should capitalize the Lord’s name since it is a proper noun, and give the Father the same respect by capitalizing the name as you do your own name, but not God’s. Where will we go after this life? Chris. 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