Monday, January 23, 2017

Levels of Revelation: Law and Prophets Distinction

What does the Torah say about the distinction between law and prophets? How do writings fit in? We will consider the commandments regarding how we are to handle the law and how we are to handle prophets.

Important points that my friend does not make in this video are that the Books of Prophets are unverifiable at best and that the false prophets can be very sneaky.

There is nothing in the Written Torah about ANY Prophetic books and there are NO tests or instructions of how to deal with such books/writings. On the contrary, Deuteronomy 4:2 is very clear that we are NOT TO ADD to the Law. So WRITTEN Books of the Prophets violate Deuteronomy 4:2 and therefore IS NOT a valid prophecy. A historical account - maybe, but definitely not the prophecy by Torah definition.

Please note that false prophets can be very sneaky and appear to follow the Torah. For example, a prophet can pass two checks (a miracle and a prophecy) yet if he follows a 7th day Shabbat he would definitely be a false prophet.

In other words, before believing anyone claiming to be the prophet, even if such prophet showed you a sign and the prophecy, you have to make sure that the prophet can explain to you the logic behind his actions and Torah observance. If the prophet can't explain why he is doing this or that according to the Torah, he is a FALSE PROPHET!!!

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