Origins of the Bible, Part X: The Rise of the Prophetic Movement: Nathan – Prophecy's Father

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on 15 August 2008 0 Comments

The prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures are not religious versions of Drew Pearson or Jeane Dixon. They do not predict future events. Prophets are those who are in touch with values, truth, perhaps we could call it God, and who thus see the issues of life more deeply than other people see them. Perhaps they are the ones who, by standing on the shoulders of others, can perceive future trends and speak to them before others see them developing.

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