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Will The Real Prophet Please Stand Up

  1. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I seem to notice there are a lot who believe they are prophets. If you believe you are a prophet, how and why do you think you are a prophet? All of the claimed prophets I have seen continually contradict themselves.

    Will the real prophet please stand up? big_smile

    1. Alessia Amnesia profile image60
      Alessia Amnesiaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you looking to join the religion Alessiatarianism? All you have to do is give me all your money and property and come live on my compound, which has not yet been bought. I can save you from eternal damnation.

      lol

    2. Paul Wingert profile image78
      Paul Wingertposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If God had something really importantant to say, why would He trust a single person to carry out His divine message. Why doesn't He simply speak to everyone at once! By doing this, God can save a bunch of time and there would be less chance of a human screwing it up.

      1. skyfire profile image71
        skyfireposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        1) Religious partiality of god
        2) God is busy during recession taking care of people, so he sent prophets in that time
        3) God is not advanced enough for global video conference,so please understand his position.
        4) Verizon and NETZero plans are costly so he might save time on webinar but can't reach all people. So technology can't reach all species in this planet.

  2. marinealways24 profile image59
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Prophet Fever?

  3. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Maybe I'm a prophet and I don't know.
    For how can you know you're a prophet ?

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you have to be absolute in faith that you are favored as a messenger of God to deliver truth? I also think it requires meditation to know that "God is Light" as some famous hubpage prophets have claimed. big_smile Not mentioning any names.
      I also think you have to believe you are favored by God to be the wisest of the wise.

      1. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
        AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If a prophet doesn't make sense, he or she should be chucked (barred from using the "name", or title, or whatever it is). The Buddha is said to have warned people not to trust anything any teacher says, including himself, but to use their own rational faculties to decide.

  4. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Then only the insane  can think he/she is a prophet.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol You may be right. But then again, I think we all have a touch of insanity. Maybe the key is to balance it. Maybe it will make someone insane trying to balance it. lol
      I don't know if my definitions are right for prophet.

  5. thisisoli profile image61
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Well you either believe in the first prophet, and you are Jewish, the Second Prophet, in which case you are Christian, the third Prophet, in which case you are muslim, or the fourth prophet, in which case you are from the church of Latterday saints.

    I think that just about covers it.

    Most other people believe in reality, which is slightly more to my own tastes.

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol But here is the catch. Those that believe in those prophets are continually looking for a prophet to return. This in return gives opportunity for everyone to claim they are prophets and have people believe them.

  6. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    Since dictionary.com defines "prophet" as ...

    1.     a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine   
           inspiration.
    2. a.  a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people
           of Israel
       b.  one of the Major or Minor Prophets.
       c.  one of a band of ecstatic visionaries claiming divine   
           inspiration and, according to popular belief, possessing
           magical powers.
        d. a person who practices divination.

    3.     one of a class of persons in the early church, next in 
           order after the apostles, recognized as inspired to
           utter special revelations and predictions. 1 Cor. 12:28.

    4.     the Prophet, Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

    5.      a person regarded as, or claiming to be, an inspired 
            teacher or leader.

    6.      a person who foretells or predicts what is to come: a 
            weather prophet; prophets of doom. 

    7.      a spokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.

    Are you referring to only 1-4 or are you including 5 - 7?  Because I believe everyone has the potential to be a prophet if the whole defination is considered.


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    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll take 5 and 7 if you don't mind. However, you can leave the "GOD" concept on the side of the road.

      I prefer Life knowledge and wisdom, which leads to positive self-interest, on to self-growth and ends at love and spirituatlity.

      Just in case, I haven't made myself clear in the past. smile

      1. The Rope profile image60
        The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile:   Cag - I've been reading your work ever since I got started here.  I'd definately refer to you as a prophet of the 5 & 7 type!  Cheers!

    2. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I think both the religious prophets and the nostradamus types are bogus.

      Both types seem to like leaving many things open to interpretation. If they didn't leave everything so open to interpretation and described with clear detail, there should be little to no debate over whether or not things are true.

  7. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    The world does not need more prophets!! 
         The world does not need more interpretations of scripture.

         The world needs Teachers that can read scripture for what is actually written. 
         When we read a novel we do not start reading in the middle,jumping back and forth until we have read every page.
         Why do we do this when trying to understand the Scripture??

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It might have something to do with those who originally began religion, so as to entice people by mysteries that need solving, and make the "leap" of faith, to assume it is true without factual truth.

    2. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

      If the scripture didn't leave so much open to "interpretation" it wouldn't take "prophets" to interpret it.

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

           The longest and most detailed prophesy was delivered by Daniel.
        I think that if we read this book and understand it to say what is written without attempting to interpret it; There would not be any confusion.

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol, Alright, List some of your favorite passages by Daniel and I will likely show the parts it leaves open to interpretation. If it didn't leave parts open to interpretation, it wouldn't need to be interpreted. Does what I wrote just now need to be interpreted right now by anyone other than you?

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

               Lets begin with Chapter two... 
            Beginning in 506 BC ..there will be four consecutive kingdoms.
               Chapter 7...(559 BC)  These same four kingdoms are again described and Gabriel interprets the meaning.
               Chapter 8 ... (556 BC)  The second and third kingdom is identified by Gabriel as being Persia and Greece. Greece breaks up into four smaller kingdoms and the fourth kingdom will rise up out of one of these four.

               And yet people interpret this fourth kingdom to be yet in our future????   The "Little Horn" described is then interpreted by man to be the Antichrist yet to come in our future.

               It is clearly written that these prophesy were to be fulfilled during the time of these four kingdoms.
               Babylon, Persia, Greece and The Roman Empire.

               Read the book void of man's interpretations and it is a simple story to understand. When the book of Daniel is understood without interpretation the mystery will be removed.

            1. getitrite profile image79
              getitriteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Was the book of Daniel actually the words of God?  That is the real mystery!

              1. Jerami profile image77
                Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    All that I can say is that if this is not a message from God
                then what can we say "IS" the word of God.  If believers do not believe this book what is the basis of believing any of them? If we dismiss this ..We night as well dismiss it all.
                   I believe that false interpretation of this Book to be at the center of our confusion and division.

                1. getitrite profile image79
                  getitriteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I agree with you, this book, along with Genesis thru Revelations should be dismissed. Why would a wise God use puzzling nonsense to "guide" his followers.  These are not the words of God, but are the sensational delusions of madmen calling themselves "prophets!"

                  1. Jerami profile image77
                    Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                        I think that you have miss understood what I am saying.  The book is not the problem.  It is mans compulsion to "INTERPRET" those things that are written. They have already been interpretated by Gabriel..  They mean exactly what they say. And are not hard to understand.

            2. marinealways24 profile image59
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What is the importance of kingdoms of Greece? Where is the prediction that said jets would hit the twin towers on 9/11?
              Why did Gabriel have to interpret it? Why couldn't the reader read it without Gabriel?

              The little horn? Why didn't they use he word Antichrist if thats what they meant? Why leave "little horn" open to interpretation?

              Again, if things weren't left open to interpretation, they wouldn't need to be interpreted.

  8. torimari profile image80
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    *stands up* Yes, it's true. Kneel now.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

    2. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What is your prediction of 2012? lol

      1. muslima61 profile image21
        muslima61posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        nothing more than a film to make megabucks from the general public

  9. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    It would help to know that the scriptures themselves are out of context, therefore any reading of them is interpretation.

    In many scriptures, words were purposely left out, so as to lead a person to make "leap of faith", simply based on the words written. smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Okay. I'll stand up; but only for a minute, I'm busy planning last-minute second-coming stuff. big_smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol That sheep doesn't look right. Where is the happy sheep?

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He is happy; almost orgasmic, really. big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that's how you look before an orgasm ?? roll

          Mmmmm......
          (closing the door, and walking away)

          lol

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Or tripping on 'Shrooms, I don't recall clearly. big_smile

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              roll
              (Opening the door and peeping )

              Do you have some ?
              big_smile

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Always have a heap out back. big_smile

        2. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He looks more demonic. big_smile

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He does look a bit possessed, huh? Yikes!

            1. marinealways24 profile image59
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, he has some negative energy. lol

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't forget to preach about me. Remember you're one of my priests!
      big_smile

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're in My Book of Favs, no worries. big_smile

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    (Q)posted 7 years ago

    Prophets = Profits

  12. thisisoli profile image61
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Thirty years studying a single form of psychological delusion seems a bit insane to me tongue

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      SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Psychology itself is a delusion.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think I can agree to that. A rare moment! smile

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          SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Extremely rare. lol

  13. mikelong profile image83
    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    I'm more like that guy standing on his soapbox on a busy metropolitan street with his big "IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!" sign and an aluminum-foil hat......not to be confused with a prophet...

 
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