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    walker

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    Prophets in other lands...

    Post  walker on Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:08 am

    I had hear somewhere that He sometimes raises prophets in other lands for people who had never heard of the One True G_d. What is your view on this?

    Some examples would be Job whom was not under the Abrahamic Covenant. Baalam who I think was a Moabite. Jonah who was Hebrew i think but was sent to Nineveh.

    How do you know if a prophet is false? I know that all of his prophesies must come about, I would assume they can't contradict the Holy Word.
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    Re: Prophets in other lands...

    Post  Arik on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:29 am

    Any time a prophet claims that we should ignore any part of the Torah or does so himself, that person is a false prophet. Even if that person can do "Miracles"
    In Deuteronomy 13:1 (Xtian version) or Deuteronomy 13:2 (Hebrew version) it makes it clear that even if someone does a sign or a wonder, if it involves Avodah Zarah, we are to not hearken to that person.
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    Yehudah

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    Re: Prophets in other lands...

    Post  Yehudah on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:08 pm

    walker wrote:I had hear somewhere that He sometimes raises prophets in other lands for people who had never heard of the One True G_d. What is your view on this?

    Some examples would be Job whom was not under the Abrahamic Covenant. Baalam who I think was a Moabite. Jonah who was Hebrew i think but was sent to Nineveh.

    How do you know if a prophet is false? I know that all of his prophesies must come about, I would assume they can't contradict the Holy Word.
    Yov was not a prophet, just a guy. Bilaam was an evil prophet bent on destroying Israel. Yonah was a minor prophet.

    If any person claims to be a prophet, performs magic, and/or claims to be a miracle worker, we aren't to listen to them.... if a person claims to be such, and preaches to others other than what Torah teaches, that person is to be stoned.

    ..not in modern times obviously.


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