Why Does God Not Speak Through A Prophet Today?

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  1. Routledge profile image74
    Routledgeposted 6 years ago

    Why Does God Not Speak Through A Prophet Today?

    To clarify, I mean like in the Bible. He spoke to Moses, he told Noah to build an ark, He talked to Adam.
    Why all of the sudden did he abandon us. He says he doesn't change, why the massive change after Christ. You seem very religious and I was wondering if you could quote some scriptures. It is a question I have pondered a long time with no answer.

  2. Saved by Jesus profile image55
    Saved by Jesusposted 6 years ago

    He still speaks to people.  Many, many people have heard His Voice, including myself.  But He has everything He needs to say already written in the Bible, and He is probably wondering why people don't believe what it says and why they are looking for more "signs".  He speaks in many ways also, not just by speaking to you in your mind.  He speaks through other people, through books, pastors, etc.   He is always talking and trying to reach us.

    1. Routledge profile image74
      Routledgeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I guess having a prophet for the world is outdated then. I always thought that God didn't change but it appears he does. So if I am looking for enlightenment I must pick who I want to follow and God has no direct presence on the earth.

    2. Saved by Jesus profile image55
      Saved by Jesusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No, having a prophet is not "outdated" at all.   God still uses people who have the gift of prophecy, but like I said, He speaks to us in a lot of other ways as well.   God is the same yesterday, today, and always.

    3. profile image53
      passingthewordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Routledge
      Hebrews 1
      King James Version (KJV)

      1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

      2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by w

  3. neildabb profile image71
    neildabbposted 6 years ago

    Throughout the Bible, God spoke to the prophets as leaders of his church.  I believe he continues to speak to the leaders of his church, as he speaks to the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later day Saints (sometimes referred to as Mormons).

    You can learn more at:

    lds.org

    The days of God speaking to a living prophet are not outdated.  We need his council more now than ever!

  4. profile image53
    passingthewordposted 6 years ago

    I wish the mormons could hear you say that..." that God is the same today, yesterday and for evermore." they have changed their doctrine every few years. examples (blacks not allowed to receive the priesthood now they are allowed, allowing  Polygamy, the adam god doctrine...... i can go on and on.
    But to your question, God speaks to everyone, that is one with him.
    Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
    Also stated in Acts 2.

    Who saids that God doesn't speak to his children?

  5. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    Who says He doesn't speak through prophets today?

    Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri is said to have revealed the name of the Messiah before his death a few years ago. The letters seem to spell Yehoshua, at least according to some interpreters. And supposedly he said that the Messiah would return when Ariel Sharon officially dies; he's on life support.

    Some people don't think miracles happen any more, either. But I've experienced them first hand. And I'm not talking about the "accidental" kind or "ordinary" miracles of everyday life. One cannot accidentally walk on water.

  6. erorantes profile image54
    erorantesposted 5 years ago

    God does speak through prophets.There are a lot of religions out there. Most of each religion has a person that speak the word of God. Because We all are equal to God. He does  not  give to one individual person the measage. In other words  God does send the measage to his people. Find a book in the library about present prophets.

  7. tlmcgaa70 profile image72
    tlmcgaa70posted 3 years ago

    in biblical times, the prophet told of future events. GOD stated that if a prophet spoke of a future event, and that event did not occur, that prophet was a liar, not from GOD and was to be stoned, for deceiving GODs people. a true prophet, one from GOD, had to be 100 percent accurate. the last true prophet was John, with his vision while on the island of Patmos. his prophecy took us to the end, and the return of CHRIST. between what CHRIST predicted and what was revealed to John, it has all been covered. there are no more prophets because we do not need any more. we know all that is to come to pass already. here is a question for you though...true, GOD sent prophets, were ignored at best, tortured at worst. no one sought the position of GODs prophet...they were chosen by GOD. nobody listened to them in their own times...IF there were any true, GOD sent prophets today, what makes you think anyone would be listening to them now?

 
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