|Is Prophecy for Today?|
ABOUT THIS BOOK
What is a prophet?
What is his function?
Is the line of prophets completed?
Are there prophets appointed by God to speak to us today?
These and many related questions are often in our mind. Those who believe the Scriptures to be true and to be from God accept the idea that the Canon of Scripture is closed, and no new prophetic or apocalyptic revelations will be made. The question nevertheless arises, 'Does God give us revelations or prophetic guidance today?' In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles there were prophets, and some epistles speak of the office of a prophet, and also of the charisma of prophecy; Did these elements cease at the end of the apostolic period, or does God still Speak through prophets and prophecy? Few would doubt that God still speaks through the prophets of the Bible and the prophetic messages they gave, Is there, however, a ministry of prophecy today? Some would say that the authentic proclamation of the truth of Scripture is prophetic, and surely is present today.
We need to examine the matter thoroughly to find 'the answers to our questions.