Where Did Samuel’s Prophets Come From?

The Bible presents us with a strange story in which Saul meets a group of prophetic musicians. As he comes in contact with them, the Spirit of the Lord rushes upon Saul and he is turned into another man (1 Sa 10:5-6). Now we have to ask some questions here because the beginning of the…

When God’s Anointed Fail

Extravagant experiences do not automatically make you a better Christian. In fact, we’ve all heard of powerful Charismatic preachers who have had affairs or embezzled money. Many cessationists are quick to jump on such leaders and say, “See! Everything they ever did was a lie! God wouldn’t perform miracles through such a sinner!” But that’s…

The Musical Prophets (Pt 2)

So much weird stuff happens to Saul when he comes in contact with a group of prophets that we often miss the simple components of the story. You may recall that Samuel told Saul that he would “meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before…