The Nature and Influence of Modern-day "Prophets"

273F The Nature and Influence of Modern-day "Prophets"

Recently a self-styled prophet announced his call for the end of the COVID 19 scourge.  He and a number of others like him have a considerable following and influence.  Through the use of the media and impressive claims that they are doing God’s work in healing and by other alleged signs, they have attracted many people.  Believers, however, are warned repeatedly not to be deceived by them, and to separate from them (e.g., 1 Tim. 4:1; 2 Tim. 3:1).  Are they really doing the work of God?  Or do they cause only confusion among the saints?  How did this movement begin?  How do we evaluate the claims and practices of the modern Word-Faith and Charismatic movements from a biblical perspective?  Find the answers to these and other issues in this course.

Fulfills Advanced Certificate any department elective.

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Strange Fire, by John F. MacArthur