As I sit here and begin to write this essay, I have to admit that I have struggled with deciding the definite direction of the message I am seeking to portray. To be candid, I have been laying on a locker room bench at my gym, thinking through exactly what I plan to say, and how I plan to say it. Alright, perhaps the fact that today was leg day played a part in my decision to rest momentarily, but I certainly used the time to reflect on this very important topic.
To say that modern prophecy is a controversial topic within the church is quite the understatement! It is one that has produced high levels of emotion on both sides of the argument. On one side, we can see many charismatic Christians claiming to speak on behalf of God just as frequently as they themselves speak. One the other side of that line, you have Christians sternly defending that God has spoken through the Bible for this age, and has chosen not to reveal his Words through anything else besides The Word. Continue reading