Friday, March 10, 2006

Thankless Work

Sometimes being prophetic is hard and thankless work. Gary North explains why in Prophets, Leaders, Followers.

I do not recommend becoming a prophet. A prophet confronts those of his generation with a warning: obey God’s law or come under God’s negative sanctions. Rarely does anyone believe a prophet.

The prophet must identify the fundamental evil of his generation. He must also identify long in advance the most likely specific evils that will consume the society and bring God’s wrath.

The prophet attracts a few followers, as Jesus did, and these men subsequently become leaders. They do not lead, however, until the prophet is removed from the scene.

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