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False Prophet Wants to Eliminate Corinthians from Scripture

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- NABRE: He will declare to you the things that are coming.

- NIRV: And He will tell you what is still going to happen.

- AMP: He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future].

- CJB: He will also announce to you the events of the future.

- CEV He will let you know what is going to happen.

Even after many readings of five owned versions of the Bible, the first of which I received in 1945 from a Long Beach, California, Sunday School teacher, I had never been captured by this particular verse. I must say I've never read a more astounding statement. If I'm understanding this correctly, all of us who commune regularly with the Holy Spirit are receiving prophetic statements. If we then share what we have been told with others, we are serving the Lord as His prophet. All those filled with the Holy Spirit are potential prophets ... it's a gift for all. - Ron Mallett

Of course Ron Mallet is not understanding this correctly at all. First of all, showing all the different translations mean nothing. Some of the listed are even translations. Ironically one of the best versions, the ESV is not even listed. Either way I invite you to read the commentaries on this verse to get a better sense of what was meant. I could discuss that Jesus is clearly speaking to His disciples and not "everyone" but I do not need to go anywhere past the key verses. Mallett's attempt to remove the Corinthian books from scripture is a non-starter and as such he cannot escape the clear discussion contained there. He cannot escape that the bible clearly states that not everyone gets every gift and that they are apportioned as the spirit wills.

"We Christians, particularly in the Western World, have a (bad?) habit of treating prophecy as a special gift for a chosen few. The result has been the elevation of some to celebrity status as "true prophets" or other such accolades. And all this time, we "others" have been passing up the opportunity to serve God and to lead more fulfilling lives by passing on those things the Holy Spirit has been telling us all these centuries." - Ron Mallett

First of all, it is always a good habit to follow what scripture says. The gift of prophecy is for a chosen few and a true prophet would simply be pointing people back to the final revealed will of God found in His bible. God did not tell us everything 2000 years ago but forget this one other thing that He uses Ron Mallett to tell us.

"The primary requirement, of course, being that we regularly commune with the Holy Spirit in our private prayer, praise and study routines. Probably most of us "know" or "have a sense of" having heard from... or gotten a message from... the Spirit of God! But our instinct is to assume others will be skeptical of the claim, and some might even sneer or laugh. So ... we hold back!

The issue posits a very complicated conundrum, because there are also people who will get an idea in their heads or imagine that they have something divine they need to share with us that definitely is not from God! Let's be kind! We still love them, but we also somehow know they are wrong." - Ron Mallett

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