This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
That is, it is the chosen starting
point of biblical Christianity: i.e. Sola Scriptura. NB Axioms cannot be proved, though they can be disproved. This does not mean we do not have “good reasons” for our choice; we should. But, reasons do not make for a compelling or irrefutable proof. They will not persuade anyone who defends another axiomatic start:
“THUS SAYETH THE LORD”: be it in visions, dreams, signs, ‘tongues,’ writing etc.
Has new Special Revelation as a WHOLE ceased in post-NT times?*
We do NOT deny the fact of supernatural or unusual events.
* Some verses strongly support and seem
to demand cessation – e.g. Deut. 4:2, 12:32; Jer. 26:2; Prov. 30:6; Matt. 15:6, 9; 1 Cor. 13:8-11; Rev. 22:18 – but ultimately they are not conclusive and should not be claimed dogmatically as a compelling proof. E.g. References to scripture or a book can be extended as being true of the whole Bible axiomatically only. Or, that the “perfect to come” is the completion of the NT has strong reasons why this is the true and correct interpretation, but it again is ultimately only an axiomatic choice.
There is no new SPECIAL REVELATION (“THUS SAYETH THE LORD”).
All alleged prophesies are from false prophets. Therefore, Mohammed or the Pope, or Petra the Prophetess or Pentecostal Apostles and so on are all false prophets, to be exposed and shunned. Attempts to qualify this conclusion are blatantly inconsistent, self-refuting and therefore false.
Is THE instance of new Special Revelation in full accord with the Bible?^
We only wish to discover what is their originating agent or cause...
^ Many verses speak on this issue e.g.:
Det. 13:1-5, 18:20-22; Eze. 13:2-18, 22:28; Jer. 23:21, 30-40; Zep. 3:4; Matt. 7:15, 24:5, 11, 24; Mark 13:22; Luke 6:26; John 5:43; Acts 20:29-30; 1 Cor. 11:9; 2 Thes. 2:11-12; 2 Pet. 2:1
Such SPECIAL REVELATION is redundant. There is neither need nor place for it in the post-NT times. The Bible alone is sufficient and our authority for faith and life.
No amount of qualifying or twisting will succeeds in evading the fact of this conclusion.
Does THE instance of new Special Revelation contradict the Bible?#
... and check how in principle at least we can test them.
# See * and ^ above for verses and required qualifications. See also e.g.: Jer. 14:14; Acts 17:11; Matt. 7:22-23 1 John 4:1 (Special Revelation is broad, but at the very least it is “Thus sayeth the Lord”!)
Such SPECIAL REVELATION is certainly Satanic or pure psychotic and hysterical self-delusion.
All such prophets are false prophets, to be exposed as such and shunned. Any attempt to avoid and evade the force of this conclusion itself contradicts the Bible and therefore proves itself false.
This contradicts, say: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1; see also Acts 17:11, 20:29-30; Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 11:9; 1 Thes. 5:21; Rev. 2:2.). So, this view seems to be self-refuting and so false. Mohammed, the Pope, Pentecostals or Petra the Prophetess etc. cannot be challenged. What Mohammed, the Pope or Petra the Prophetess etc. say or “prophesise” is as authoritative as the Bible. After all, what they claim is the very Word of God, authoritative for all and on par with the Bible, so that all may learn it and benefit.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
This view adds to and in fact supplants the Bible as our authority of our faith and life.
Has Special Revelation ceased (v5).docx29/11/2010
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
© Jack Larrane, 2010 Sydney - All Rights Reserved. Unmodified copy distribution at no charge is permitted as long as this copyright notice is included in full
No Standard exists to test or judge the new Special Revelation as from God or from Satan.
In theory, God can and perhaps often works these in our day. But, without some Special Revelation attesting all miracles or signs, we are utterly unable to tell if a miracle or sign is from God or Satan; by definition both are supernatural events. The miracles and signs do not have a major impact on the faith of believers; and without attendant Special Revelation we must NOT focus on them. Further, the primary if not THE exclusive role of all miracles and signs is to attest and authenticate those as speaking on behalf of God, i.e., Special Revelation, as true prophets of God. (e.g. Moses, Peter, Stephen or Paul.) Whatever we agree about Special Revelation, the same befalls miracles and signs. i.e. If Special Revelation ceased or is in full accord with the Bible, there is no place for the miracles and signs. If they contradict the Bible, then they are demonic. Else we must accept Romanist, pagan etc. miracles and signs too – after all God used Satan, false prophets, witches and many evil men also.