Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Here's an interesting passage from Deuteronomy about recognizing false prophets:

You may wonder, 'How will we know whether the prophecy is from the Lord or not?' If the prophet predicts something in the Lord's name and it does not happen, the Lord did not give the message. That prophet has spoken on his own and need not be feared (NLT 18.21-2).

I would like to know what was an acceptible time frame for the prediction to come true? How long did they have to wait before knowing whether the prophet was really speaking for God?


Tony Arnold said...

I have been thinking on this for several days and still have no good thoughts or answers.

Do you think 1 John 4:1-3 has in application in this case?


JMG said...

That passage works for Christians, but it wouldn't apply to the children of Israel during that time.

I'm thinking that the time frame would have to be relatively short--not spanning generations, but only a few years at the most.

This isn't some pressing issue that I just have to know the answer to. I read that passage and got to wondering.

Tony Arnold said...

It is a great question though. I just don't have any decent opinion. Very rare for me, not to have an opinion that is. I have never let lack of quality get in the way of offering my opinion, although I often should have let quality be a preventative measure.

I am surprised others have not blogged in. Maybe they are perplexed as well.


JMG said...

I'm sure everybody has been really busy with the "holidays." I've noticed that a lot of blogs have slowed down in the last couple of weeks.

Maybe I'll post this topic again later.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Happy New Year, JMG. May 2006 bring you and your family abundant happiness and rawhide.

jettybetty said...

I have thought about this and still don't have any answers. However, I have a few more things I DON'T understand. In Lev 19--they are told to not wear blended fabrics and men aren't supposed to shave. (Sorry, these might not be in the same category as prophecy--but they are in my same general category--*confusion*)

Happy 2006 JMG!!

JMG said...

Thanks for the good wishes Mugsy and JB! Right back at ya!

JMG said...

JB, I know that I'm usually more comfortable in 100% cotton clothing, but I'd have to protest if Husband stopped shaving!