Testing Prophets With Scripture

It should be a bit of a no-brainer, but any prophetic word you’re given should be able to stand up against Scripture in some way. Cults are often made up of people who form around someone who claims supernatural authority without Scriptural or traditional affirmation. Leaders throughout history have gotten so hung up on a…

The Paradox of a Prophet (Pt 6)

Since God can change prophetic words of blessing or judgment based on the free will of human response, we come to realize a strange paradox in the prophet’s job: “a successful prophet is precisely the one who does not see his prophetic word of judgment come to pass.” (Hays, Christopher M. When the Son of Man…

Prophetic Delay (Pt 1)

In Mark 13, Jesus prophesied that a lot was going to happen after He left the earth. He claimed that people would pretend to be Him; that there would be rumors of war and actual wars in which kingdoms and even families would rise up to fight each other; that there would be earthquakes and…