Discerning prophecy in the church

Posted by William DeArteaga in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Hi FB friends. I am preparing a blog posting on discerning prophecy in the church. I have been well acquainted with the discernment tradition of the Catholic Church, which is excellent.

This tradition, with some modification, is very applicable in Pentecostal and charismatic settings. After all, the Catholic Church has had a lot of experience with nuns and monks giving out prophecies. The best of the Catholic literature if a book by Augustine Poulain, The Graces of Interior Prayer (1903). But I confess I am not very familiar with the newer Pentecostal and charismatic works in this area. Any suggestions?

John Ruffle [01/28/2016 4:44 PM]
I’ll try to get an in line edition of that book and load it on my http://rufflemission.org website.

John Kissinger [01/28/2016 4:52 PM]
William DeArteaga are you considering addressing Liberal Theology and the New Apostolic Reformation in the said post?

William DeArteaga [01/28/2016 4:55 PM]
No, it is more of a a guide to prophetic utterance in the local church and how to avoid false prophecy.

7 Comments

  • Reply May 22, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Link Hudson Street Preacherz This by William DeArteaga is very important for today’s church

  • Reply May 22, 2017

    William DeArteaga

    Thank you

  • Reply May 22, 2017

    Street Preacherz

    I’m having difficulty with the body of work. The part I’m seeing seems to reference Catholicism. They just sainted the girls who claimed to receive an unbiblical vision from Mary. So it might be problematic for me. It is important and prophecy to be encouraged. How can I get to the work? Do I need to reboot the app.

  • Reply May 22, 2017

    Wayne Scott

    The main job of a prophet is not foretelling but “forthtelling” the truth of God. Here is how God said we can spot false prophets:

    Jer 23:
    22But if they had stood in my council,
    they would have proclaimed my words to my people
    and would have turned them from their evil ways
    and from their evil deeds.

    • Reply May 22, 2017

      Street Preacherz

      Equally true of a good pastor.

    • Reply May 22, 2017

      Link Hudson

      Prophesying generally involves speaking ‘as carried along by the Holy Ghost’, though it could refer to singing, playing instruments, etc.

    • Reply May 22, 2017

      Wayne Scott

      Agreed.

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