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The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today

, 2000
ISBN: 9781581342437

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What does the New Testament teach about the spiritual gift of prophecy? What is it? How does it function? Can evangelical Christians use it in their churches today? This updated, comprehensive work answers such questions and points the way to a renewed understanding of the gift of prophecy—an understanding that suggests how the body of Christ may enjoy one of the Holy Spirit’s most edifying gifts without compromising the supremacy of Scripture.

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“The most significant parallel between Old Testament prophets and New Testament apostles, however, is the ability to write words of Scripture, words that have absolute divine authority.” (Page 29)

“There is little if any evidence for a group of prophets in the New Testament churches who could speak with God’s very words (with ‘absolute divine authority’ that could not be questioned) and who had the authority to write books of Scripture for inclusion in the New Testament.” (Page 27)

“Why is this important? It is important because official messengers do not just carry their own authority. They speak with the authority of the one who sent them.” (Page 22)

“It is not surprising, then, that when we read the New Testament we find several times when the apostles are connected with the Old Testament prophets, but New Testament prophets, by contrast, are never connected with Old Testament prophets in the same way.” (Page 28)

“One marked parallel between the Old Testament prophet and the New Testament apostle is that an apostle was commissioned by Christ, ‘sent’ by him on a specific apostolic mission just as Old Testament prophets were ‘sent’ by God as his messengers.” (Page 27)

  • Title: The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today
  • Author: Wayne Grudem
  • Edition: Revised Edition
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Prophecy › Christianity--Biblical teaching; Bible. N.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Prophecy › Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9781581342437, 1581342438
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:15:00Z

Wayne Grudem is a New Testament scholar turned theologian, author, and research professor of Bible and theology at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona. He earned a BA from Harvard University, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. In 2001 Grudem moved to Phoenix Seminary after having taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for more than twenty years where he was also the chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology.


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