Thursday, November 03, 2011

It’s (Past) Time for a Charismatic Reformation, by Lee Grady.

There are some good points made in this article:

Regarding recent events I’d like to highlight part of Grady's 14th point:

“Hold the prophets accountable. Those who refuse to take responsibility for inaccurate statements should not be given platforms.”

So many times people accept no accountability when words of "prophecy" fail. They do their best to sweep the failure under the carpet and hope it goes away without being noticed so they can move onto the next "prophetic" claim.

If it doesn't go away, all kinds of excuses will be made - or clarifications given - to explain why the word actually did come true (even if evidence shows otherwise) or why the outcome of the word was averted through intercession - and we could probably add a variety of other ways the prophet tries to cover their tracks.

How many prophecies of significant events have been made that have been proven to be false when the event did not happen? Have those "prophets" shown contrition and demonstrated repentance?

Or have they tried some way of justifying themselves and their predictions?



Onesimus said...

I deleted your ignorant and abusive comment and pray that you will follow your own advice:

"Try this

Repent from your false teaching"

I suggest you abandon your dead traditions and turn to the truth as revealed in scripture. Your comments showed a bias devoid of scriptural support.

Anonymous said...

The time is long since past that so-called "prophets" and/or "prophetic words" be held to account. I would expect no less from others in the Church as it pertains to my words presented for public consumption. For the record, I believe in prophetic calling and prophetic utterance, which is precisely why I am so concerned about what so much of it has become, either contrary to, or apart from, the Scriptural definition of such. We have become too cavalier with our "Thus sayeth the Lords," primarily due to the general lack of a sense of accountability.

It is not surprising then, that much of the Church has failed for one reason or another (and none of them good) to hold these individuals accountable. In other words, it continues because the Church allows it to continue. These things ought not to be. Its result is the prophetic word made cheap, along with cultivating a breeding ground for confusion and error. Discernment is at an all-time low as we accept virtually everything that "comes down the pike" and shirking our Scripturally mandated responsibility of "passing judgment" and to "examine everything carefully," among others.

Fred London

Rick Frueh said...

"But we have a more sure word of prophecy."

All these self appointed prophets misrepresent the gospel of Christ, and draw attention to themselves.