“I can’t predict how the Yankees will do this year. Granted, if I predict them to win every year, I will be right more than 20% of the time and that is far better than most “professionals” do. I certainly can’t predict every score from every game, but I do have the capability to be a prophet. In fact, I am called to it. If you are a follower of Christ, then so are you.”
And just what is “a prophet”? Click to read more … Thank you Beejai – a thought-provoking post.
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Then the Pharisees again questioned the man who had been blind and demanded, “What’s your opinion about this man who healed you?”
The man replied, “I think he must be a prophet.”
Read: Psalm 1-2, 10, 33, 71, 91
Relate: προφήτης. For those of us that can’t read Homer in the original, those squiggles should be pronounced: pro-FEET-is. At least, that is what I am told. I don’t know… it’s all Greek to me. Even though the conversation between the pharisees and the man born blind took place in either Hebrew or Aramaic, what we have to work with is the Greek in which John was first written.
In our minds and in modern usage, a prophet is someone who predicts the future. If I were to say, “The Yankees are going to win the World Series this year.” After this November you might look back at my accurate…
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