1 Corinthians 14 is the “go to” chapter of the bible that dispensationalists use to explain the differences in prophecy between the Old and New Testament. This errant theology flies in the face of our Unchangeable God and plays right into the ethos of the false prophet. Let’s take a closer look at this overused, and much abused, chapter.
False prophets at the End of the Age are people who probably have the best intentions. They may genuinely believe that they are doing God’s will and have the signs and wonders to back up their claims! But when it’s all said and done, the miraculous signs and wonders are not God’s “Seal of Approval” on their lives and ministries.
People have done hours of research and written books about the differences between Old Testament and New Testament prophets. Well, I’m sorry to burst their bubble, but in their efforts to appear educated, they have contradicted the Word of our Unchangeable God.
Let us use our logic for a moment. If you base an entire “movement” on errant definitions of core terms, can you ever hope to walk in truth? Can you ever hope to walk in a true prophetic gifting?
Yeshua likened the fruit of a false prophet to thorns and thistles. Contrary to what you may think, this addresses a much deeper dynamic than what you see with the surface-level idolatry, sexual immorality and greed that you see in today’s charismatic circles.