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Jesus can stand on his own, and neither his life nor his message
need neither support nor validation from the "prophecies".

What is a Prophet?
01/02/2018

Jesus said some positive and substantive things about prophets. Such as:

"A prophet is not without honor except in his own hometown and his own domain."

"He who receives a prophet because he IS a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward."

"Oh, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning the ones who are developed."

"Christs and false prophets will arise..."

The Greek and Hebrew words translated as prophet mean spokesperson, speaker, or advocate. We can accept that these English words indicate that to which Jesus referred WITHOUT implying that the spokesperson or advocate has been in direct communication with God. Jesus' concern was always with the truth, and where the truth came from was of secondary—at best—importance to him. Thus, we can hear him implying that a prophet is a spokesperson or advocate for the truth.

One of the best definitions of a prophet that I have encountered is that a prophet is one that has, and is bringing, the next level of truth needed for his society and culture.

This is the salient point: A prophet is NOT defined as one who has had direct communication from God, whose words are equivalent to dictation from God, and especially is NOT one that is proclaiming God's knowledge of the future! Nor is a true prophet necessarily going to be one that exemplifies some legalistic or moralistic system.

A true prophet is not necessarily going to be a paragon of the current moral standard of virtue, or one that hasn't made serious mistakes in his life.

A true prophet IS going to be one that is honest and trustworthy.
A true prophet IS going to be one that is available for discussion.
A true prophet IS going to be one that has VISION, not one that has mystical visions. 
A true prophet IS going to be one that rails against hypocrisy.
A true prophet IS going to be one that rails against the human condition.
A true prophet IS going to be one that fosters a paradigm and material that is inspirational. A true prophet IS going to be one that fosters good will, rationality, logic, and reason.
A true prophet IS going to be one that fosters being intellectually responsible in our belief.
A true prophet IS going to be one that focuses on a healing and restorative truth.

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