What makes a Prophet a Prophet?

Comment by Adamantine:

First off I honor David Wilkerson for a life which certainly appears to have been led in the service of Christ. Only God will determine the degree of his success.

What makes for a prophet?

1) I do not think it correct or intellectually honest to say “I am not a prophet” and then write books which are decidedly prophetic.

There is a simple contradiction in the process which is self evident. “On the face of it” as they say in law.

2) If one is going to say prophetic things one should probably not accept money from supporters.

3) One should probably try to never accept money from supporters

anyway. Get a job and then preach. The current model of paying others to preach runs great risks.

4) If one makes “prophecies” which are undated and one also claims not to be a prophet then why not release them with attachment to one persons name ?

I find it entirely unhelpful to hear someone say NYC will be destroyed and burned.

WE ALL KNOW THAT IS COMING!

IT IS OF LITTLE VALUE IN SAYING THAT CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO HAVE A GREAT EARTHQUAKE. WE ALL KNOW IT IS COMING!

THESE ARE NOT PROPHETIC STATEMENTS.

WHEN DAVID WILKERSON SAYS HE IS NOT A PROPHET I AGREE WITH HIM. I DO NOT PLACE ANY VALUE IN HIS BOOK “THE VISION ” BEYOND IT BEING A GOOD DISCUSSION OF WHAT ALL CHRISTIANS KNOW WILL BEFALL A CITY WHICH ABANDONS GOD.

DAVID WILKERSON WAS NOT A PROPHET  ( HE STATES HE WAS NOT A PROPHET)AND THEREFOR CANNOT BE A FALSE PROPHET. I DO NOT THINK HE SERVED THE CHURCH WELL WITH HIS STATEMENTS THAT SOME THOUGHT WERE PROPHETIC. HE SERVED THE CHURCH WELL WITH THE SAME STATEMENTS WHEN PEOPLE CONSIDERED THEM NOT TO BE PROPHECY.

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One thought on “What makes a Prophet a Prophet?

  1. Adamantine, you clearly did not read the book, did you? Do you realize that he says that the great earthquake will not be in California but elsewhere in the US? Do you realize that the New York burning thing was a sermon given in Time Square Church September 1992? Do you realize that this man or his ministry has never asked anyone for offerings? They do not collect offerings in Time Square Church. Whatever income they get is directed by the Lord, so how can you say he should have get a job? Should he have left everything God called him for just to get a job so that someone 38 years later could take his vision more seriously?

    I think not.

    Wickus

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