Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church


 
 

The Officers and members of Berean would like to extend a hearty "welcome" to
our  Visitors and Friends. We are privileged to have you in our midst today.
Please come again and worship with us in the home of the Lord. "Surely the
righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell
in thy presence." (Psalm 140:13)


Pastor Homer Hart
Senior Pastor
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SEEDS OF TRUTH BIBLE SERIES OCTOBER 2017 from ENDTIMESLIKETHESE.TV on Vimeo.



 

Spirit of Prophecy

 

The life of the prophet must be worthy of
God’s 
personal representative. There must
be no question about 
the trend of his
thinking and actions. He should be

recognized as different from other men,
because in vision 
he has seen and talked
with God and angels. 
On the other hand,
as has been suggested earlier, 
receiving
the prophetic gift does not make a man
infallible, 
it does not ensure that he will
never make a mistake. After 
nearly forty
years as the Lord’s messenger, Moses
lost his 
temper on the borders of the
Promised Land and was 
denied
entrance to it. In other instances
recorded in the 
Bible, we have seen even
more calamitous consequences 
as the
result of the actions of those who
possessed the 
prophetic gift. None should
be recognized as having met 
this test
because of a few outstandingly good
traits of 
character, and none should be
labeled a failure because he 
has made
some mistakes. It is the trend of the
life as a 
whole that must be considered,
rather than
any occasional good deed
or misdeed. What kind of man is he—
good or 
bad? The influence of the
prophet’s life and messages 
upon
individuals and the church as a whole
must be good. 
Frequently the Lord has
had to use prophets to tear down 
before
they could build up, but the net result
of the work of 
a true prophet will be
constructive rather than destructive.

Jesus found it necessary to unmask some
of the sins of the 
Jewish leaders and to
tear down their traditions, but He

tore down only that He might build
again; He wounded 
that He might heal.

. . .There were times in the history of
God’s people 
when with one or more
prophets among them they became

progressively worse. Was this the fault
of the prophet? 
Did this mean that
his messages were not from heaven?

God did not regard it so.
(Tests of a Prophet, Chapter 6,

pages 104, 105)

 

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