Listen to God\’s Voice

Words of wisdom for today

A Prophet of God or a Prophet of Man

A true prophet of God does not exist during the church age. These were only necessary to the new testament churches. There are no true prophets during the church age after the completion of the cannon of scripture (the rule or measurement of scripture), because the scriptures measure the truthfulness or spirituality not what we think or some one else says. There are two sides to a prophet, first is foretelling of a truth previously hid and second is forth telling of the same truth. This does not mean that the aspect that goes with the prophet of telling forth truths from God’s Word isn’t still happening. The point is that the scriptures are sufficient in all mater’s of faith and practice (sometimes referred to as Sola Scriptura), because the scriptures are inerrant in the original manuscripts, but are trustworthy for our practices and beliefs.
Paul’s advice to Timothy in “2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This would not have been necessary if we derive truth from inside of us or if we derived truth from from prophets. Christ centered and Bible oriented has been the main emphasis among Christian Fundamentalists for a long time.

Our new testament churches today only need the scriptures, because the scriptures are “2Ti 3:15  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Nothing else is necessary, just the truth of God’s Word centered on the person of our Savior Jesus Christ.

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Written by tfheringer

April 23, 2008 at 2:03 pm

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