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Supposedly Gods Prophet
Many today claim to be God’s prophet. In fact, there is a wide belief in what is referred to as the prophetic ministry. Statements like The most urgent need of the modern church is for the restoration of the prophetic ministry and We all need the prophetic voice to come into the earth that we might have a “living word” imparted to our lives. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) are founded on men like Brigham Young and Joseph Smith that claim to be God’s prophets.

With these claims, “God’s prophets” are claiming to be God’s spokesperson on earth. That was the main role of the prophets of God that we see in Scripture. The question is, do God’s prophets really exist today? Instead of letting a man (or woman) make the claim – which of course, literally anyone could do – let’s see what God has to say through His word.

how Scripture answers "Do God’s prophets exist today?"

Prophets of God, being direct spokesmen for God, played a specific and needed role in disclosing to mankind God’s will1,4,7. In fact, they were serving Christian’s today with their predictions5. However, prophesies were only a part or portion3,6 of God’s message. When the time came that all of God’s message was revealed they would no longer be needed3,5.

God’s revelation to mankind was completed with the coming of Jesus (the “cornerstone”7) and his full gospel message1,3,4,5,6 (a complete “foundation”7). By the time of Peter’s letters, God’s prophets had apparently all past, replaced by teachers2 which were similar in nature (but didn’t literally speak God’s words). Therefore, prophets of God do not exist today. Any “prophet of God” could only be a false prophet.

the answer above is built on and footnoted with the following scripture-blocks

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