Posted by rayww on January 15, 2003, at 0:47:35
In reply to Re: I am puzzled Lou » rayww, posted by Lou Pilder on January 14, 2003, at 14:11:04
Lou, corresponding via email is not something I would do. What if I was to tell you that I had it revealed to me who you are, or I should say, who you perceive yourself to be? Would you want me to write about my revelation here on this board?
Well, true or false:
Lou has had a true/false revelation, and thus perceives himself to be a true/false prophet. There was obviously something in your 7th sermon that Bob felt would offend the Christian community. I personally would prefer not to read it.
However, I, like Miller and others, do care about you as a person and about your state of health.
If, per slight chance, you do think of yourself as a prophet, there are some criteria that your revelations would follow.
1. What was revealed to you would not conflict with existing doctrine of the church
2. Since there are both true and false prophets, what was revealed to you would not conflict with other revelations received by the true prophets.
4. A true prophet exists only to testify of God, and would return all glory back to him. Or would glorify God in all that he did, and he would accomplish those things he was destined to do. A false prophet would claim the glory to himself, and want the world to look to him for the light and life, but would not build anything beyond a personal following.
When the word "prophet" is mentioned by a mormon, the community suddenly retorts the Joseph Smith /false prophet idea. So, perhaps I am brave in mentioning this. Or stupid. I've been known to be either, or both.
I care, love, and defend truth. I believe in true prophets who testify of Christ, and I believe in Christ.
I see we have a bit of a problem here in that Malachi was the last known prophet of the House of Israel, of which Judah is but 1/12, if you include Ephrium and Manassah, sons of Joseph. But, the future is bright for Israel. Wait and see. God holds true to his covenant. http://scriptures.lds.org/query?words=covenant&search.x=23&search.y=10