Many people I talk to claim that there cannot be a living prophet. They cite Revelation 22:18-19 claiming that the words there speak for the entire Bible. Certainly it wasn't compiled until after the Revelation was written (sometime around the Council of Carthage). Also, a similar verse is found Deut. 4:2.
In the history of the Bible, there are plenty of times where there was no prophet on the earth and then a new one was called. For example:
- Joseph of Egypt (about 1800 BC) and Moses (about 1550 BC)
- Malachi (433 BC) - John the Baptist/Christ (30 AD)
Also, Amos 3:7 says that God will do nothing unless he tells his prophets.
This gives evidence that God calls prophets, but does not necessarily prove anything.
Are there any passages in the Bible that say a prophet couldn't/won't be chosen by God today?
Some sects believe that God calls prophets today (Restorationist):
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Iglesia ni Cristo
- Catholicism (the Pope, kinda)