Mormon Prophets Exposed As A Sham

        "As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to be led by living prophets—inspired men called to speak for the Lord, as did Moses, Isaiah, Peter, Paul, Nephi, Mormon, and other prophets of the scriptures. We sustain the President of the Church as prophet, seer, and revelator—the only person on the earth who receives revelation to guide the entire Church. We also sustain the counselors in the First Presidency and the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators....Our greatest safety lies in strictly following the word of the Lord given through His prophets, particularly the current President of the Church. The Lord warns that those who ignore the words of the living prophets will fall (see Doctrine and Covenants 1:14–16). He promises great blessings to those who follow the President of the Church." (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics/prophets?lang=eng)

        The New Testament, in contrast, tells us that Jesus Christ Himself is the final and complete revelation of God:

        "God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they." (Hebrews 1:1-4)

        It follows, then, that no man on earth can claim to have received a direct revelation from God. The claims of Joseph Smith and his successors have been rendered hollow.

        The prophets of the Old Testament were given partial revelation, whereas Christ is the ultimate revelation of God. Following is an excerpt from A.W. Pink's exposition on Hebrews:

        "Not once or twice, but many times, did God speak. The Greek for "at sundry times" literally means "by many parts," which necessarily implies, some at one time, some at another. From Abraham to Malachi was a period of fifteen hundred years, and during that time God spake frequently: to some a few words, to others many. The apostle was here paving the way for making manifest the superiority of Christianity. The Divine revelation vouchsafed under the Mosaic economy was but fragmentary. The Jew desired to set Moses against Christ ( John 9:28). The apostle acknowledges that God had spoken to Israel. But how? Had He communicated to them the fullness of His mind? Nay. The Old Testament revelation was but the refracted rays, not the light unbroken and complete. As illustrations of this we may refer to the gradual making known of the Divine character through His different titles, or to the prophesies concerning the coming Messiah. It was "here a little and there a little."

        God's plan of redemption has been made fully known through Christ. The writers of the New Testament expound greatly on the nature of His atonement.

Comments

I am afraid I must disagree. True Mormon prophets have no authority because their mantle is based upon a cultist counterfeit of the gospel. But that in no way means the gift of prophesy is passed away.

Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God but prophets are not revelation, they make known revelations they are not themselves revelation. We know Jesus' resurrection/assention does not mean the end of gifts of the spirit because they contuse to be exhibited throughout NT.

Paul speaks as though gift of prophesy is still in operation.1 cor 12:7 "Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines."
Jesse said…
I would argue that prophecy has passed away in the sense of receiving a new revelation from God and penning it down. I was not speaking of edification in the faith, nor did I equate prophets themselves with revelation.

https://rationalchristiandiscernment.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-self-sufficiency-of-scripture.html

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