Prophecy, power and weakness

We had a good discussion yesterday at Training Wednesday on contemporary prophecy which was followed, interestingly, by a session from Stuart Houghton on two 19th century quasi-prophetic movements: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormonism. One of the themes that came out was the use of ‘prophecy’ as an instrument of fear, power and authority. But when we looked at the New Testament we found that prophecy, though highly valued for its ability to edify…

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