Bible study 170 – Deuteronomy 18Posted: March 23, 2017
God will send down new prophets, but the Israelites must at the same time be on the lookout for false prophets. There are two ways to identify a false prophet:
1) If they are killed by God.
2) If their prophecies are proven false.
Unfortunately, God’s own prophets are also frequently killed by God; and Moses has already explicitly stated that false prophets’ prophecies sometimes come true. Also, how does the foreign seer Balaam fit into this?
No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, or who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead.