The Christian response to other groups saying that their prophets have been inspired by God is to put them to the test of these four steps:
- Define the qualifications of the prophet: If a prophecy ever failed to come true, even if it was prophesied in the name of the Lord, then the one who uttered it is considered a fraud and is disqualified as a prophet of God.
- Determine the source of a prophets revelation: If a person ever uses objects of divination, crystal balls, mediums, tarot cards, and other “mystically empowered” objects to communicate with spiritual forces they are false and God plainly warns in Deuteronomy 18: 9-14 that no one should use divination, practice witch craft, interpret omens, or use a sorcerer, medium or spiritualist.
- Examine what the Bible says about “new” revelation: The Bible is God’s complete and final revelation, so any other religious writings claiming to have the same or greater authority as Scripture is a false revelation – if it is not from God.
- Compare the Jesus of Scripture with the Jesus promoted by other prophets: False prophets describe a much different Jesus than the one revealed in the bible which God inspired. If God inspired other prophets to write about Jesus, He certainly would not have contradicted His revelation of Christ in the New Testament.
In every case, none of the cults bear witness to the Jesus of Scripture. They all reject Him as part of the triune Godhead—one in essence, power, and authority with the Father and the Holy Spirit. The apostle John warns in 1 John 4:1–2 that many false prophets will go out into the world, but he assures us that we can know if they come from God because they will confess “that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.” In other words, Jesus is God incarnate (in bodily form). Any alleged prophet who claims to speak new revelation from God but teaches a false Jesus or no Jesus is not from God and is a false prophet.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I raise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “A Prophet’s Disqualifications.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,