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Will there be any more "major" prophets in Christianity?

#11bsballa09(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2013 3:06:49 PM
Wouldn't the person who wrote Revelation be considered a prophet? I mean his book is filled with prophecies.
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#12Vado_UNPosted 8/6/2013 5:28:29 PM
bsballa09 posted...
Wouldn't the person who wrote Revelation be considered a prophet? I mean his book is filled with prophecies.


You have discovered the false prophet.
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#13CS_Goodman_Posted 8/11/2013 1:30:53 AM
John the Baptists is the last major prophet; Jesus is the final prophet albeit more besides; prophecy continues from Pentecost until the "end of the age" (c. AD. 70). The prophecies of the Messiah culminate biblical prophecy.
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#14Cornelious32Posted 8/13/2013 3:46:12 AM(edited)
CS_Goodman_ posted...
John the Baptists is the last major prophet; Jesus is the final prophet albeit more besides; prophecy continues from Pentecost until the "end of the age" (c. AD. 70). The prophecies of the Messiah culminate biblical prophecy.


There is no evidence god has any reason to stop calling prophets. Prophets have always been there to 1. Testify of Christ and 2. Provide guidance. The people do not need less guidance now than before simply because Christ came, nor does the world have less need of witnesses of Christ.

In Ephesians 4:11-14, Paul explains that prophets and apostles were put in the Church of Jesus Christ to help bring us to a unity of faith, among other reasons. Unity in the faith has clearly not been achieved (though you can make an important step in the direction by converting to the Restored Gospel today!), so prophets are still needed. Paul speaks of prophets and prophecy as something that is needed until there is religious unity (Eph. 4:11-14). In 1 Cor. 14:5 (see also v. 29), Paul wishes that all would have the gift of prophecy that the church might be edified. Is there no longer a need for edification?

Paul knew that the world, with its emphasis and reliance on human wisdom, would work to quench spiritual gifts and despise prophecy. But he said, "Quench not the Spirit" and "Despise not prophesyings" in 1 Thess. 5:19,20.
#15AynRandySavagePosted 8/13/2013 5:31:17 AM(edited)
There hasn't been any stop to the appearance of prophets. New sects of Christianity led by charismatic leaders up all the time.