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There are three key positions in ancient Israel, that of Prophet, Priest, and King. A prophet would hear from God and speak to the people. A priest would hear from the people and intercede for them to God. A king would, of course, rule. Jesus fulfills all of these positions. He spoke of His own death and even of future events, like when He spoke of the ...


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Short Answer: We don't know. Some possibilities: There was some sort of heavenly announcement, similar to the voice of the Father at Jesus' baptism (reference) Jesus explained it to them, as He was accustomed to having to do for them. (Keep in mind that there is a lot of stuff that wasn't recorded in Scripture!) (reference) They recognized it by divine ...


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Many places Bible tells us contrastingly that Jesus is not just a prophet. Matt. 11:9-11 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ “I tell you the truth, among those born of women, no ...


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As I mentioned elsewhere, the concept of a closed canon of scripture, which goes hand-in-hand with the notion that "we already have all the revelation we need and therefore God will not have to send any new prophets to teach us" has always historically been connected with apostate groups. It seems a bit inconsistent to think that something that has always ...


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Typically, Jonah is dated to the period of Jeroboam, i.e 780 - 750s BC, whereas Nahum is dated to either shortly before (615BC) or after (612BC) the fall of Assyria (and its capital, Nineveh). Thus, Nahum is at least 150 years after Jonah. So, to answer the question directly, No - Nahum is not the promised vengeance of God against Nineveh promised by God in ...


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The Bible gives several ways. One of the easiest is if their predictions don't come true: When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him (Deuteronomy 18:22). Another is if ...


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The Church had been initially organized in 1830 with Joseph Smith as the first Elder and Oliver Cowdery as the second. In 1832, Joseph Smith organized a First Presidency and appointed two counselors. One of these was Sidney Rigdon, The other was excommunicated in 1833 and his replacement disappeared about 1837. Oliver Cowdery had been appointed Assistant ...


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The question seems to assume the Genesis account is literal, so I'll answer from the YEC view, which assumes it's literal. The usual disclaimer - not all denominations assume the Genesis account is actual history, I'm just answering as if it is, since the question seems to be looking for that viewpoint. From Genesis 9 (KJV) And God spake unto Noah, ...


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The Bible says a great deal about testing prophets and spirits. A spirit will confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that ...


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While Latter-day Saints respect the beliefs of others, they don't revere or recognize Muhammad as a prophet. In LDS history, the first prophet in our dispensation (a consecutive period of time where the gospel is on the earth and revealed, or "dispensed," through prophets) was Joseph Smith. Before that, the last prophet we have record of is Moroni, son of ...


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First, the term "children" is a poor translation in the KJV. It's better rendered "youths," which really changes the meaning of the story. Imagine being accosted by more than 40 teens at once, intent on making trouble for you, outside of town. This was no simple mocking; Elisha's life could very well have been in danger, and there's no indication that he ...


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Summary The verses below tell you clearly what to do. Use logic and reason, consult with Christians wiser than you, and test this man's words. Praise God if he passes. Rebuke the man if he does not. Modified from a previous answer of mine on testing prophets The first thing I want to say is that if your wife is a Christian with a moderately strong faith ...


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My response comes from this article about OT prophecy about Jesus from Nazareth. It basically states that there is no direct Old-Testament reference to Nazareth. The article postulates two explanations: 1) It was a reference that Jesus would be despised. He says 'prophets,' plural. It could be that Matthew was referring to several Old Testament ...


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Isaiah did not have the understanding of Satan that is commonly held today. You are correct that in the original context the passage is actually about the king of Babylon. Demonology really did not rise up until the Maccabean era, so to say that Isaiah was first writing with Satan in mind would be inaccurate (seeing as the language is more referencing the ...


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While not discounting the fact that Jesus in fact fulfills the office of prophet, it is not the only interpretation. Indeed, a common rule of hermeneutics is that a verse cannot mean what the original audience could not have understood it to mean. As the concept of Messiah is exilic and the Deuteronomical law is considered at latest to have been 800BC or ...


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The prophets of the Old Testament frequently brought warnings, adjuring the people (or the recipients of the message) to change...or else. Deuteronomy 18:22 (NASB) 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. This is the real test of any prophet. The ...


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tl;dr> 1. He already has warned us 2. We refuse to listen At the conclusion of the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16), Lazarus pleads with Abraham to go warn his brothers about the fires of hell. The story continues: "'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' "He said to him, 'If they ...


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In order to answer the question it is necessary to first understand what Daniel meant by 70 weeks. We are given a clue in verse 2: Daniel 9:2 KJV In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations ...


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It is commonly believed to be Satan. "Lucifer", however, is a transliteration of the word in the Latin Vulgate. So, basically, it's a transliteration of a translation. Many more modern translations render the original word rather than following the traditional transliteration. How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are ...


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It's a case of parallelism. Isaiah is using the story of Lucifer (Satan) the fallen angel who was once mighty in heaven, which is familiar imagery to his audience, and applying it to the king of Babylon as an analogy. The king of Babylon is powerful and makes the world tremble in fear, as Satan does, but he will be overthrown and humbled and treated with ...


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Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. The Bible foretold that there will be many false prophets attempting to deceive the followers of Christ. It also tells of ways one can use to determine if someone is a true prophet or not. Matt 7:15 ¶Beware ...


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Deuteronomy begins with God telling Moses that it is time for them to enter the Promised Land. It ends with the death of Moses. The bulk of the book inbetween is mostly a reminder to the people of what they have already been told. That is a generic explanation of how God will continue to guide the nation after Moses dies. As those verses say, the people ...


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The Book of Mormon talks about seership in Mosiah 8:13-18. 13 Now Ammon said unto him: I can assuredly tell thee, O king, of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient date; and it is a gift from God. And the things are called interpreters, and no man can look in them ...


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According to the Book of Mormon: Mosiah 8: 13-18 13 Now Ammon said unto him: I can assuredly tell thee, O king, of a man that can translate the records; for he has wherewith that he can look, and translate all records that are of ancient date; and it is a gift from God. And the things are called interpreters, and no man can look in them ...


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Maybe not in so many words, but that's probably exactly what happened: they introduced themselves, or someone else (an angel not mentioned in the text, the voice of God, etc) introduced them. Seeing as how Peter & co lived centuries before the development of photography, and Elijah and Moses centuries before them, and given the strong cultural ...


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Jesus speaks of false prophets elsewhere, and lays out the appropriate test: Matthew 7:15-20 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth ...


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King David in Psalm 22 Psa 22:15-18 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. (16) For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. (17) I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. (18) ...


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JESUS declares to Pilate that HIS kingdom is not of this world, and further confirms that HE is a KING born for a purpose. Prophet is different from a King. John 18: 33-37 (English Standard Version) 33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own ...


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Why do people feel that there is a break in the Seventy weeks between the 69th and the 70th? Verse twenty-four begins with a direct declaration of whom this prophecy focuses upon, i.e., thy people (Jews) thy holy city (Jerusalem). Any interpretation of this prophecy, which ignores or overlooks this fact, must be entirely disregarded. Six ...


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The only 3 Traditions that teach apostolic succession are Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Anglicanism. These Traditions do not argue for prophetic succession, simply because the biblical role of prophet is inherently different from the biblical role of apostle, making it impossible to conceptually assign succession to both. First, let’s compare the words ...



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