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Who is a prophet?

Jacobin said: While King and Theresa were great individuals inspired by religion, is there really any serious reference by scholars of religion that calls the "prophets" in the same sense of the word as Moses, etc?

If you understand prophet to be one who creates prophecies, then no, Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa are perhaps not, but the other definition of prophet is someone who speaks for God and I believe that many people would agree that they both did. Vossyspeak 21:35, 14 April 2007 (EDT)

Many people might agree on a lot of things - but consensus does not make encyclopedic knowledge. The question is, have recognised AUTHORITIES (PhDs in religious studies, religious scholars published in peer-reviewed journals or on peer-reviewed academic presses) called these people prophets. This is supposed to be an encyclopedia, not a collection of opinions. Jacobin 22:00, 14 April 2007 (EDT)

Where in the Bible is written that "prophets" whose prophecy's are not coming out have to be killed? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dolittle (talk)

Deuteronomy 18:20-22 File:User Fox.png Fox (talk|contribs) 15:20, 28 December 2007 (EST)
Thanks for answering. Only is Deuteronomy the old testamony. And since the learnings of the N.T. the O.T. is no longer valueble. Paul speaks in the N.T. about false prophets in the meaning of liers. Not of persons whose prophecies (like Nostradamus) are not coming out.Dolittle 15:52, 28 December 2007 (EST)
I personally don't believe that the NT negates the OT. See [1] File:User Fox.png Fox (talk|contribs) 15:55, 28 December 2007 (EST)
The N.T. is only a book (I am not christian). Therefore it only matters what believers are believing.The story of Jezus and the righ man who wanted to follow Jezus is by the way a GREAT example that the O.T. has no value anymore ("But I follow all laws of Mozes". "But do you love your near ones (I am Dutch) like your self so sell anything you own". story: And the righ one leaved very disappointed. So since the N.T. "love" is what matters and no silly rules to murder "false" prophecers. (However that does not include my financial adviser who told the share Randstad whould most valueble) Dolittle 16:05, 28 December 2007 (EST)
Heh. Similarly then, it doesn't matter to me, as a believer, what you, as a non-believer, think of it :) Een prettige dag! File:User Fox.png Fox (talk|contribs) 16:11, 28 December 2007 (EST)