Prophets and Prophecy

Prophets and Prophecy
Prophets and Prophecy
Excerpt from Prophets and Prophecy: A Compilation From Notes of the Lectures Before the Senior ClassWhat is meant by the term "prophet" in the O. T.? True definition: An authoritative and infallible expounder of the will of God.The books of the prophets form an important part of the O. T. writings. This importance is shown in four particulars:1. In their authority. - They contain a divine revelation of God's will, and dealings with Israel through over four hundred years, which will is still binding, in its essence, on us to-day.2. In their historical value. - They show to us the religion and theology of the theocracy in its doctrinal aspect, in its most advanced stages.3. In their Messianic value. - They contain the fullest and clearest disclosures B. C. concerning the coming Redeemer, his work among men, and his ignominious death upon the cross. They give the criteria for his recognition, holding him up before the world as an object of faith and hope.4. In their apologetic value. - They contain the most astonishing exhibitions of supernatural foresight in numerous predictions, and furnish us with a powerful argument for the truth and divinity of our religion. In these four points the prophecies are most important.For the study and appreciation of the character of the prophets, we must first see what is meant by the term prophet.1. Deuteronomy 18: 18. 19.The true idea of an O. T. prophet may be learned first and most explicitly from the formal definition given in Deut. 18: 18, 19: "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him." This passage is applied by Peter in Acts 3: 22, 23, to Christ, and is supposed by some to refer to Christ alone.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.