Questions tagged [prophets]

A tag for any of the Bible's prophets, including the writing prophets (Isaiah to Malachi) and the non-writing prophets such as Samuel, Nathan, Elijah, or Elisha, as well as prophets from the New Testament era such as Agabus.

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How can a Christian know if they are called to be a prophet, according to denominations that believe in modern-day prophets?

First of all, are there any denominations that believe in modern-day prophets? If so, what do they understand by 'prophet'? Is it the same as having the gift of prophecy? What exactly is a modern-day ...
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When was it claimed for the first time in Church history that the offices of apostle and prophet have ceased?

First, some context ... Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV): 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the ...
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How do the Catholic and LDS views of what a prophet is differ?

Answers can address either denomination or both. My most recent understanding on the subject was that a prophet loses awareness (a trance) and then receives the word or message of God. However, I don'...
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Should a Church call out False Prophets who claim to speak with God's word?

This question isn't about a specific situation but was brought on when I read about a few "prophecies" in the US claiming that Trump would win the 2020 election - a prophecy we now know to ...
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According to the Catholicism, what was the marital status of Gomer, the woman chosen to be Prophet Hosea's wife?

We read at Hosea 3: 1-2 ( NRSVCE) of the Lord's direction to him to marry a woman: The Lord said to me again, “Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the Lord loves the ...
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What is the biblical basis for hearing God's audible voice today?

I've watched hundreds of Christian testimonies, and from time to time I come across a few ones where people claim to have heard God's audible voice in certain occasions, for example, because God ...
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What parts of Protestantism accept that there are some on earth who 'smite the earth with plagues' till the end of time (Revelation 11:6)?

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing ...
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Were the Old Testament prophets married?

Were Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel married? There is no mention for them, whilst there are for Moses
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Who gets to decide who is a prophet and who is not? [closed]

How does one know that a person who is prophesying is officially a genuine prophet and not someone who is intentionally misleading you? Does someone have a list of genuine prophets? Bonus: How ...
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Who did God talk to in Scripture?

I think I know at least 2: Abraham and Moses. Are there any others? Were the Prophets just inspired or did any of them talk to God?
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What are some biblical basis for judging between a true and false prophet? [closed]

How do you discern between a false prophet and a true prophet? In the Bible it says to beware of false prophets but does not say on how and what to look for either way? Is there any kind of test for ...
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Is Jesus the last Prophet?

Many Muslims believe that the Prophet of Islam is the Last prophet of God. Does this belief of 'last' Prophet exist in Christianity as well? Do any Christians believe that any other prophet will ...
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What prophets came from Galilee?

This question talks about how in John 7:52, the Pharisees claimed that "no prophet comes out of Galilee." The accepted answer discusses how commentators often point out the Pharisees' mistake, and N.T....
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Besides Jesus, is there any other figure in the Bible that would claim that some of the prophecies in the Scriptures were about him?

Besides Jesus, is there any other figure in the Bible that would claim that some of the prophecies in the Scriptures were about him?
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What is the Bible's oldest Messianic prophecy?

Some Messianic prophecies occur near the beginning of the Bible, such as Deuteronomy 18:15 (or even Genesis 3:15). What I want to understand is which Messianic prophecy do scholars believe was ...
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When is mormon.org going to be updated?

According to the new Style Guide of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, mormon should not be used to refer to the Church or its members, which mormon.org (which is owned by the Church) ...
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Why did Jesus call Abel a prophet?

In Luke 11:50-51, the Lord Jesus Christ calls Abel a prophet: "Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the ...
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How did John the Baptist or Jesus fulfill Malachi 3:3?

Malachi 3:1-3 Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom ...
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Who is the best prophet in Christianity? and is he the best human being in the eyes of God? [closed]

The degree of how well God is worshipped varies from person to person, some do better deeds, have better morals, or do greater sacrifices than others, so it seems natural that there will be some human ...
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Understanding Zechariah's prophecy in Luke 1 as a Protestant, Evangelical Dispensationalist believer

In Luke 1:68–69, Zechariah says under the influence of the Holy Spirit: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation ...
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Was casting out of demons done in the Old Testament by any Prophets or was it started in the New Testament?

Was casting out of demons done in the Old Testament by any Prophets or was it started in the New Testament?
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How can we identify, sometimes, the angel of the Lord as God if the prophets also spoke as God?

I am not saying the prophets are God. What I am saying is that the prophets have a tendency to speak like God in the first person. Which can make it difficult to use the OT when discussing the ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses have anyone recognized as a "prophet", or what kind of titles do they use? [closed]

I was looking for information about the founders of Jehovah's Witnesses. It looks like some notable early people were the founder Charles T. Russell and then Joseph F. Rutherford who was the president ...
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Did St. Paul ever claim prophethood?

Much of Christianity is based on St. Paul's writings. Did Saul of Tarsus ever claim to be a prophet of God anywhere in the new testament?
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Which prophets died outside Jerusalem?

Jesus said that no prophet can die outside Jerusalem (Luke 13:33). Did any prophets die outside Jerusalem? If so, which ones?
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Why doesn't the Catholic church have prophets and apostles? [closed]

The New Testament often mentions the title/calling apostle and prophet. Why don't Catholics (the largest Christian denomination) use those titles/callings? Is it because they see some biblical basis ...
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Why did Ninevites respond the way they did? [closed]

I'm reading through the book of Jonah, and in an historical context it doesn't make much sense to me. Nineveh was part of Assyrian empire. It practised Ashurism focused on worship of of Ashur and ...
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According to the Anglican Church, did the prophets in Old Testament have a concept of life after death?

I'm a non-denominational Christian who visits whatever Church happens to be close when I'm travelling. I was visiting an Anglican church today, and the reverend gave a sermon from Old testament. She ...
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What prophets did Messiah mean in Luke 16:16 when we see yet more prophets thereafter?

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the law ...
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In Scripture - Was Prophecy That was Spoken in Good Faith, ever Corrected?

1. Question - A Reference Request: Is there any occasion in scripture where someone prophesied to another and made an honest mistake, or were later corrected? Note: This is apart from any ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for "Schools of Prophecy"?

1. Question - A Reference Request for a Biblical Basis : Is there any Biblical Basis for "Schools of Prophecy" - where People are trained how to use the Gift of Prophecy they already have? Closely ...
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How were the prophecies of the prophet Isaiah first published or disseminated? [closed]

I asked this on History StackExchange but I think it may get better answers here. My question: I read the Old Testament but I don't understand how a prophet such as Isaiah would have first put ...
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Can more recent revelation from LDS prophets nullify or change official Mormon scripture?

When an LDS prophet speaks, if what he says is different than canonized LDS scripture, do the words of the prophet take precedence?
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Were any prophets sent to the Canaanites before Jewish immigration?

Were any prophets sent to the Canaanites before Jewish immigration? I seem to recall there was a verse stating there were not, but I wasn't able to find it. Are there any verses in support of or ...
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Proof of Prophethood? [closed]

I'd like to know what prophethood designates in the Bible and what is the scriptural standard for identifying a true prophet? What I mean is, what if someone today stood up and claimed prophecy? How ...
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How did the people know that John the Baptist was a prophet?

What reasons gave the people to believe that John The Baptist actually was a prophet and wasn't a hoax? Was it simply the Holy Spirit calling on souls or was there some other kind of proof?
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According to Catholic Tradition, did God create people to be prophets or did He choose people to be prophets based on good works?

According to Catholic Tradition, did God create people to be prophets? Or did he choose people to be prophets based on good works? For example, before Isaiah was born, did God know that he would be a ...
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Why did God deliver his message through Jesus instead of a flesh-and-blood prophet? [closed]

Many prophets are mentiond in the old testament, and they are all flesh-and-blood (btw, Muhammad is also flesh and blood). So why did God deliver his message through Jesus (God's "manifestation"), ...
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Were OT prophets poor or wealthy? [closed]

did they need to relay on others ? I hope you can base your answer on the OT
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Why are there no longer large-scale miracles from God? [closed]

I'll put my frustrations as concisely as I can. I would really appreciate all below points being addressed to some extent. Why are things not the way they were? In the old testament, literally ...
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Why did Elisha curse children?

2 Kings 2:23-24 (KJV) 23 And he [Elisha] went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, ...
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Was Noah a Prophet?

I am kinda confused about prophets. I've searched a lot, but still I can't find an appropriate answer. The Question: Was Noah a prophet? and if he was; Was Noah prophesied in the Bible or ...
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In the LDS church what is the process of calling a new prophet?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was originally founded by Joseph Smith believed to be a prophet of God. After his death he was followed by Brigham Young and after Brighams death it was ...
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What is the argument supporting that there is a break between the 69th and 70th week in the book of Daniel?

In the book of Daniel it mentions the 70 weeks. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be ...
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How do we know prophets are prophets? [duplicate]

Some like Elijah, and Moses, can create miracles, like Jesus. Many of the miracles are not that public though. Still, it's reasonable. Some, like Abraham have "voices" in their head. Most of the time,...
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What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine? [closed]

In Daniel chapter nine, He prophesies: Daniel 9:24 KJV Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make ...
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To which prophets does Peter refer in 1 Peter 1:10-11?

To which prophecies does Peter refer in these verses? 1 Peter 1:10,11: 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto ...
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Do Latter-day Saints believe Muhammad is a prophet?

I read that the Latter-day Saints believe in Muhammad as prophet. How true is this and what does it mean for them?
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Is there any tradition that argues for prophetical succession under the Old Testament just like some argue for Apostolic succession?

Some Christians argue that Apostles are always brought into their office under the facilitation of another Apostle, like a chain of links succeeding each other. In the Old Testament, prophets seem ...
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How to know whether God truly spoke to you? [duplicate]

In many churches nowadays, there are a lot of people claiming to have the gifts of the holy spirit(prophets, speaking in tongues etc). In my experience, most of them are just looking for personal gain ...