To the hordes of modern, self-appointed spokesmen for God, the answer to that question is a no-brainer. The office of prophet is alive and well in many charismatic churches today—it comes with a detailed job description and is taken with the utmost seriousness.
Without a doubt, the enormous influence these “prophets” wield cannot be easily ignored. But does that influence legitimize the office of prophet in twenty-first century churches?
In the following audio clip, John MacArthur sheds some much-needed biblical light on that subject.
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1–2 ESV).
It’s no accident that the word “spoken” is in the past tense. God has conclusively spoken to His people through the testimony of His Son recorded on the pages of Scripture. What the Old Testament prophets looked forward to with longing, we can look back upon with certainty.
The Strange Fire conference will bring a vital warning to people who presume to speak on behalf of God. It will also provide certainty to those lost in a fog of prophetic speculation. For more information, please visit our conference website.