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    Yesterday I had a conversation with a self proclaimed prophet.
    You see, it started with a phone call to someone I was interested in buying a dairy farm from, but as it turned out the man I was talking to was a prophet.

    Soon the conversation turned ugly. Since I didn't agree with his theology, and seeing as he was a "prophet", I was suddenly on the receiving end of judgement.

    Anyway, I was wondering if you, Christians, believe that there are still prophets living today.

    Personally I don't think so, as I believe that with the close of the canon of scripture in the first century, that God has said all that needs to be said, and that it is no longer necessary for there to be "prophets".

    Your thought?

    Non-Christians are welcome to comment as well.

    Also, do you think I should seek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations? I left the door open.
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    05 Oct '09 10:49
    Originally posted by josephw
    Yesterday I had a conversation with a self proclaimed prophet.
    You see, it started with a phone call to someone I was interested in buying a dairy farm from, but as it turned out the man I was talking to was a prophet.

    Soon the conversation turned ugly. Since I didn't agree with his theology, and seeing as he was a "prophet", I was suddenly on the receiv ...[text shortened]... eek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations? I left the door open.
    There are a lot of folks like him out there. If Jesus returned he would be the first in line to kill him again.
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    05 Oct '09 10:50
    Originally posted by josephw
    Yesterday I had a conversation with a self proclaimed prophet.
    You see, it started with a phone call to someone I was interested in buying a dairy farm from, but as it turned out the man I was talking to was a prophet.

    Soon the conversation turned ugly. Since I didn't agree with his theology, and seeing as he was a "prophet", I was suddenly on the receiv ...[text shortened]... eek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations? I left the door open.
    In Corinthians Paul indicates that everything will pass away....except love. I just don't think we are there yet. As for your friend being a true prophet, that is another discussion altogether.
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    05 Oct '09 10:53
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    There are a lot of folks like him out there. If Jesus returned he would be the first in line to kill him again.
    That's pretty hard my friend.

    No one is beyond God's Grace.

    The man is clearly into himself.
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    05 Oct '09 10:57
    Originally posted by whodey
    In Corinthians Paul indicates that everything will pass away....except love. I just don't think we are there yet. As for your friend being a true prophet, that is another discussion altogether.
    Yes. It is as huge debate in Christendom as to whether those "things" have passed away.

    The man was a contradiction in terms. He would be devoured in this forum.
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    05 Oct '09 11:31
    Originally posted by josephw
    Yesterday I had a conversation with a self proclaimed prophet.
    You see, it started with a phone call to someone I was interested in buying a dairy farm from, but as it turned out the man I was talking to was a prophet.

    Soon the conversation turned ugly. Since I didn't agree with his theology, and seeing as he was a "prophet", I was suddenly on the receiv ...[text shortened]... eek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations? I left the door open.
    Was MLK not a prophet?
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    05 Oct '09 12:27
    Originally posted by josephw
    [I believe...] God has said all that needs to be said, and that it is no longer necessary for there to be "prophets".

    Your thought?
    Sounds like you are a Muslim.

    I did have two thoughts but you only asked for one. So.
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    05 Oct '09 12:53
    Originally posted by josephw
    Yesterday I had a conversation with a self proclaimed prophet.
    You see, it started with a phone call to someone I was interested in buying a dairy farm from, but as it turned out the man I was talking to was a prophet.

    Soon the conversation turned ugly. Since I didn't agree with his theology, and seeing as he was a "prophet", I was suddenly on the receiv ...[text shortened]... eek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations? I left the door open.
    The decision to close the canon of scripture was a human one, not a divine one. It wasn't that "god" had no more to say, it's that they had no interest in hearing any more. If there is to be a moratorium on prophets, it is a self imposed one.
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    05 Oct '09 14:35
    Originally posted by josephw
    I believe that with the close of the canon of scripture in the first century, that God has said all that needs to be said
    When was The Book Of Revelation added?
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    05 Oct '09 14:59
    Originally posted by josephw
    Yesterday I had a conversation with a self proclaimed prophet.
    You see, it started with a phone call to someone I was interested in buying a dairy farm from, but as it turned out the man I was talking to was a prophet.

    Soon the conversation turned ugly. Since I didn't agree with his theology, and seeing as he was a "prophet", I was suddenly on the receiv ...[text shortened]... eek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations? I left the door open.
    Yes I believe in prophets however I believe this type of 'spiritual activity' should come with a very firm warning about the misuse of such power. One example is prophesizing ones (or anothers) death. It cab be 'divined' but is definately not for every one,(it is said in hindu scripture)
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    do you think I should seek to continue to engage this "prophet" in further conversations?
    NO!
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    05 Oct '09 18:57
    Originally posted by daniel58
    NO!
    Do it Joseph, twist him up. It's what Jesus would do.
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