Prophecy: God's Guiding Gift
Author: Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD
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Summary: God shares His truth and love with us through His prophets. Learn about prophecy throughout history.
 
 
Mount Sinai at sunrise.Source: See the Holy Land on Flickr.
Why Prophecy?
Sin broke the perfect bond of communication between God and humanity. But God continues to speak to us through His prophets.
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How God Communicates with His People
Throughout history, how has God spoken to those who would listen to Him?
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The Role of the Prophet
What do Scriptures say about the prophecy?
A depiction of the prophet Jeremiah
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Testing the Prophets
The Bible gives us clear criteria for determining who is a true prophet.
The Gift of Prophecy in "the Time of the End"
Biblical prophecies show us that the spiritual gift of prophecy was to have a resurgence in our recent history.
An artist's representation of Ellen White. Source Loma Linda University Archives.
A Prophet for the Remnant
Many spiritual movements sprung up in the 19th century. But only one is true.
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Applying the Test to Ellen White
Was Ellen White a true prophet of God, or just another deceiver? There is nothing worse than deception, yet deception is Satan's greatest weapon. While we must be aware of false prophets, we are counseled to take heed of the word of the prophets (2 Peter 1:19). The only way out of this dilemma is to test the prophet by applying the Biblical criteria. If Ellen White truly was a prophet of God, then all the criteria must apply.
Did Ellen White Exalt God's Word and Law? Did Ellen White's Predictions Come True? Did Ellen White Edify the Church? Did Ellen White Exalt Christ as the Son of God? Did Ellen White Speak with Authority? Did Ellen White Bear Good Fruit? Did Ellen White Exhibit the Physical Signs? What Did Others Say about Ellen White?
This article is adapted from Truth Matters by Professor Walter J. Veith, an international speaker who has studied Biblical issues in-depth in his quest for truth. His popular series Genesis Conflict brings the debate between Creation and evolution to a new climax as he dissects the arguments with a scientific eye. His highly-acclaimed series Total Onslaught sheds light on the state of the world today as we move to a one-world government and an anticipated apocalypse.