Sunday, October 24, 2021

Dunn: spiritually packaged

Sunday, October 24, 2021
    Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
    —1 Corinthians 14:29 (NIV)
    The more highly valued a word of prophecy is by the church, the more open is that church to deception, the more liable is it to be led astray by false prophecy. Failure to recognize the role of discerning of spirits means failure to recognize the character of prophecy and prevents the gift of prophecy functioning properly. As in the worshipping assembly tongues without interpretation is in fact only half a gift, so prophecy without evaluation is in effect only half a gift.
    ... James D. G. Dunn (b. 1939), from “According to the Spirit of Jesus” in Theological Renewal, Bramcote, Nottingham [England] : Grove Books, 1975-1983, #5, 1977, p. 17 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 14:29-32; Matt. 7:21-23; 1 Cor. 14:26; 1 Thess. 5:19-21; 2 Pet. 1:21; 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1-3; Rev. 2:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant us wisdom to discern Your word.
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