Prophesyings
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PROPHESYINGS, FALSE

prof'-e-si-ingz: The distinction between the true and the false prophecy and prophets is very difficult to state. Broadly speaking, the false prophesying related itself to the national ideal independently of any spiritual quality, while the true prophesying ever kept uppermost the spiritual conception of the national life. Among those given to false prophesying were the ones who spoke after "the deceit of their own heart" (Jeremiah 14:13, 14); those who without real prophetic gift borrowed a message and assumed the speech of prophecy (Jeremiah 23:28, 31); and those who sought the prophet's role in order to gain the material gifts which came from the people to their prophets (Micah 3:5). These, when discovered, were counted worthy of punishment and even death. There were, however, false prophesyings from men who honestly believed themselves to have a message from Yahweh. These prophecies from self-deceived prophets often led the people astray. The dream of national greatness was substituted for the voice of Yahweh. It was against such prophesying that the true prophets had to contend. The only test here was the spiritual character of the utterance, and this test demanded a certain moral or spiritual sense which the people did not always possess. Consequently, in times of moral darkness the false prophets, predicting smooth things for the nation, independent of repentance, consecration and the pursuit of spiritual ideals, were honored above the true prophets who emphasized the moral greatness of Yahweh and the necessity of righteousness for the nation. In New Testament times false prophesying did much injury in the church.

See PROPHECY.

C. E. Schenk

Library

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians the Shorter Epistles ...
... What "spirit" does he forbid us to "quench," and what "prophesyings" to "despise?"
[5911] Not the Creator's spirit, nor the Creator's prophesyings, Marcion of ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xv the first epistle to.htm

Exhortation to the Heathen
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
//christianbookshelf.org/clement/exhortation to the heathen/title page.htm

The Instructor. (P├Ždagogus.)
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
//christianbookshelf.org/clement/the instructor paedagogus/title page.htm

A Plea for the Christians
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
//christianbookshelf.org/athenagoras/a plea for the christians/title page.htm

Theophilus to Autolycus
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
//christianbookshelf.org/theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/title page.htm

Tatian's Address to the Greeks
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tatian/tatians address to the greeks/title page.htm

The Pastor: Books First, Second, Third
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
/.../pastor/the pastor books first second third/title page.htm

The Treatise on the Resurrection of the Dead
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
/.../athenagoras/the treatise on the resurrection of the dead/title page.htm

Who is the Rich Man that Shall Be Saved?
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
/.../clement/who is the rich man that shall be saved/title page.htm

The Stromata, or Miscellanies
... Montanism is not named; but it is opposed by a reminder of better "prophesyings,"
and by setting the pure spirit of the apostolic age over against the frenzied ...
//christianbookshelf.org/clement/the stromata or miscellanies/title page.htm

Thesaurus
Prophesyings (1 Occurrence)
...PROPHESYINGS, FALSE. ... There were, however, false prophesyings from men who
honestly believed themselves to have a message from Yahweh. ...
/p/prophesyings.htm - 8k

False.
... James Orr. FALSE PROPHETS. See PROPHESYINGS, FALSE. FALSE SWEARING; FALSE WITNESS. ...
FALSE, CHRISTS. fols. See CHRISTS, FALSE. PROPHESYINGS, FALSE. ...
/f/false..htm - 16k

Prophesying (58 Occurrences)
... examined by all, (WEY NIV). 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV). Revelation 11:6 These have ...
/p/prophesying.htm - 25k

Mad (22 Occurrences)
... ecstatic mood which alternated with his depression, he conducted himself like a
lunatic (1 Samuel 19:23 f), his mutterings are called "prophesyings." The use ...
/m/mad.htm - 19k

Madness (13 Occurrences)
... ecstatic mood which alternated with his depression, he conducted himself like a
lunatic (1 Samuel 19:23 f), his mutterings are called "prophesyings." The use ...
/m/madness.htm - 17k

Prophetic (9 Occurrences)
... have not love, I am nothing; (See RSV). 1 Thessalonians 5:20 prophesyings
despise not; (See NAS). 1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit ...
/p/prophetic.htm - 9k

Gifts (144 Occurrences)
... And while prophesyings were never to be despised, the utterances of the prophets
were to be "proved" (1 Thessalonians 5:20 f), and that in them which came from ...
/g/gifts.htm - 61k

Spiritual (42 Occurrences)
... And while prophesyings were never to be despised, the utterances of the prophets
were to be "proved" (1 Thessalonians 5:20 f), and that in them which came from ...
/s/spiritual.htm - 51k

Ministry (44 Occurrences)
... should possess the "gift" and cultivate it (1 Corinthians 14:1, 5, 39); he exhorted
the brethren at Thessalonica to `cherish prophesyings' (1 Thessalonians 5:20 ...
/m/ministry.htm - 51k

Prophet (315 Occurrences)

/p/prophet.htm - 49k

Bible Concordance
Prophesyings (1 Occurrence)

1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

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