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I have, a small handful of times, perceived in my mind what presented as vocalized words from God. Whether this came in through my ears I cannot say. Prior to God saving me through Jesus Christ there were other things that I similarly "heard" but I would not assign all of these the same source. Rather than a point of pride I consider it a ...


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What you have missed is conceiving Egypt as maintaining a substantial continuity as a kingdom beyond the last native ruler of Egypt (Nectanebo II). But that's not what happened. Although around 525 BC Egypt recovered from the Babylonian rule and later attempted to regain her independence from the new overlord Persian Empire, Egypt ultimately failed. In ...


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I'm not sure where the idea that sacrifices go on forever comes from when reading Isaiah 60:7. Jeremiah 22:18 could be answered in this way: Jesus abolished the levitical priesthood by offering himself as the ultimate priestly atonement for sins. Since his atonement can be accepted at any time and any place, it is a continual sacrifice. In conclusion, Jesus ...


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Do/which Christians believe they hear from God? Speaking in very general terms, most Christians denominations accept the possibility that God can speak to various individuals in one manner or another. It happens occasionally, here and there. It is true that some seem not to be able to hear the voice of God. But then He may be speaking to us in a way we are ...


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The real focus here should not be on what Christians "believe", but what real spiritual people "experience". Unfortunately, as modern society has such a loose definition of what is "Christian", the real answer can only be addressed by a person who has actually "heard" from God. So as Stack Exchange has so generously ...


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Abraham's first-born son was Ishmael; but God referred to Isaac as Abraham's only son in Genesis 22:12: Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son. Abraham sent his first-born son, Ishmael, away, making Isaac his only son - his only legitimate son, just as God sent his first-born son, Israel, away (after ...


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I'm not sure of the angle you're coming from with this question but I'll answer it as I understand it. Yes, some do purport to make 'predictions' in the name of Christianity. Most would be described as 'cult' leaders and discredited. This should not be surprising to Christians, as Jesus said "many will say... ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your ...


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The prophets (inspired preachers) spoke to groups, for general attitudes and ideas, making them accountable to the gospel through Spirit inspired authority and conviction. In most old commentaries and theology there are two aspects of prophecy 'predicting the future' or 'declaring the mind of God' generally. Both when referring to them as a gift, to be a ...


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How do Catholics deal with prophecies of future perpetual animal sacrifice? Who needeth not daily (as the other priests) to offer sacrifices first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, in offering himself. - Hebrews 7:27 The so-called perpetual animal sacrifices of the Old Testament no longer exists and have been replaced by ...


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Yes, many times - and it's not worked out well for them Any claim or prediction which could be proved true can equally well be proved false if it does not match the real world. Over time, many Christian sects or Christian thinkers have used the Bible to make claims/predictions which have been disproved. Some examples are:- The geocentric astronomical model ...


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The following is from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible: Verse 13. Yet thus saith the Lord God, at the end of forty years,.... Reckoning from its devastation by Nebuchadnezzar to the taking of Babylon by Cyrus: will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered; from Babylon, and other places; Cyrus very probably being stirred up by ...


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Speaking as one who might be, myself, described as a 'Cessationist' I would say the question is attempting to deal with two very different things. A prophecy such as the Apocalypse, which definitively (and apostolically) describes end-times and the coming of Christ (and which is part of the canon of scripture) is one thing. A prophet (who is a member of a ...


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I will give a Lutheran continuationist non Pentecostal perspective on this question. The word for προφητεῖαι does not necessarily have a "gee whiz" or "thus saith the Lord" connotation. It can be a general word for speaking forth what God is revealing. In other words, it can be preaching or sharing in an applied manner what one believes ...


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In 1843, a British tract published 1917 as a possible date for the end of the Gentile Times. In 1844, a British clergyman, E. B. Elliott, drew attention to 1914 as a possible date for the end of the “seven times” of Daniel chapter 4. In 1849, Robert Seeley, of London, dealt with the subject in like manner. Joseph Seiss, of the United States, pointed to 1914 ...


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If she could know that Mary was pregnant with the messiah (In Luke 1:39, we see that Elizabeth visited Mary shortly after Angel Gabriel had visited her and prophesied to her that she would give birth to the Christ- the bible clearly mentions that Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit), in the same way, we can say its certain that she knew by the spirit ...


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I believe that it is pointing to the prophecies regarding "The branch" (Especially as it is stated in Isaiah 11:1) but also something more for people to just study out of interest. IT could be pointing to "The seed of the women". instead of looking at Nun-Tsion-Resh as a single word in the Hebrew there are two instances where this appears ...


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Here I am assuming 2 Peter was written pre-70. If it wasn't written pre-70 (many scholars think it was written later), then it wasn't written by Peter, who died in the 60s. For the preterist view, I am going to look at preterists who think this was fulfilled in AD 70 with the siege and then destruction of Jerusalem, including the deaths of 100,000s of Jews, ...


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OP: Which of the above is the official decree that fulfills the explanation of the prophecy by the angel Gabriel in Daniel 9:25? The first decree given to build the Temple by Cyrus in 539 B.C and overseen by Zerubbabel (Cryus lived 600-530 B.C) the second decree given by Darius the Great 522-486 B.C (what year was this decree given... 521 B.C?) The ...


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I am aware of several instances where something similar to this has happened--most of them private, a few of them public. A comment I shared on the related post on the hermeneutics site may be worth sharing here as well--Jesus did on occasion call people to repentance more publicly (e.g. Matthew 23), but this appears to have been at least in part to protect ...


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This is going to be a partial answer, but probably as good as you are going to get. There are certainly congregations that practice prophecy in their open worship services. Many Pentecostals do. There is at least the possibility that a member of the congregation will prophecy aloud something that "discloses the secrets of the heart" of an outsider ...


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Yes, there are, and many books have been written about such modern-day prophecies, dreams or visions. But a difficulty is in stating specific denominations that endorse individual ones. There are a lot of para-church Protestant groups that support various denominations (not just one, but many) and will endorse or applaud those reported from other ...


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The Bible speaks plainly about how to “validate” a genuine prophecy, dream or vision. First, it must come to pass, but also, it must not promote false worship or detract from the word of God: If a prophet or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has has spoken ...


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My church has a theme, "It is easy to hear God when you are in His presence ". He did an entire sermon on Hearing God leads to the supernatural. Other related sermons are Multipy:God made your calling beyond your abiity to do so, you'll need Him to do it This would require specifics from Him, because calling is specific to each person. He also ...


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The Catholic Church believes in the possibility of "interior locutions". Various saints are recorded as having heard the voice of God, including Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, and Teresa of Calcutta. In a different way, God can speak to people via apparition. In recent times, Saint Faustina Kowalska recorded conversations with Jesus, which are ...


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If you are seeking an exhaustive list of which denominations believe they hear from God, I don't think that would be possible. In my experience, those who do claim to hear from him have always been 'non-denominational'. In fact, at least 2 people I have met who claim to have been 'inspired' by God said they felt forced out of the churches they had been ...


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Pew Research indicates that around 41% of American Christians believe Jesus will return to Earthy by 2050 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2010/07/14/jesus-christs-return-to-earth/ This is of course testable. However, it should be noted that Christians have thought the end of times were imminent for as long as there have been Christians. There's ...


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None of these five are that rigorous, and they go in decreasing order of falsifiability, so the first is my best response. However, some may appeal to certain people differently, and they each have their own logic to them. It also may depend on how closely they are working with someone. If I was proposing it to another rather than alone and doing a test, I ...


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Yes, "Prayer works". However it is really difficult to effectively perform a study on the phenomona and no one has managed yet. Many people, including many Christians as well as those of many other faiths, believe that prayer can have an objective effect on the world. In particular they hold that one can improve a sick individuals chance of ...


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There are too many prophecies that were fulfilled in the coming and resurrection of Christ that are generally agreed by most scholars to numerate without writing a book. However to facilitate a sketch of an overview I would first call attention to a nice summary of a LIST OF OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGES MESSIANICALLY APPLIED IN ANCIENT RABBINIC WRITINGS as a sort ...


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Instead, most understand Jesus's words that the holy spirit would be a 'helper' or a 'comforter' (John 15:26), rather than an inspirer. I was going to leave this in a comment, but I didn't have the points. Sorry. I think that there are hundreds if not thousands of people who truly believe they have spoken to Jesus in modern times. My father used to work in ...


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