Yes, I think you are conflating two different issues here. That God speaks to us today by a variety of means is not in question. Whether thru His word, the Holy Spirit, prayer, a sermon, the wise counsel of a Christian friend, etc. All are means that God uses to speak to us today.
The subject under discussion (as I understood it) was whether a false prophet can still be a true believer with a valid ministry? I would argue that presuming to speak on God's behalf on matters that are explicitly proscribed by Scripture (date-setting being one of them) is sufficient grounds for disqualification as a teacher. But to conclude that such a person is beyond hope or redemption is a step too far.
I doubt that Wilkerson, Wurmbandt or Lindsay (et. al) deliberately set out to deceive their 'flocks', yet to the extent they were believed, that is precisely what they did. I don't want to second-guess their motives for going down that road (I have my own theory about that), but history is littered with lives that have been wrecked by exactly this kind of hubris.
The lesson is a basic one that any professing Christian ignores at their peril - if Scripture says don't do it, then ............well, I think you can work that one out for yourself.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime feels threatened by Iran’s growing influence in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.
"Iran is already well on its way to controlling Iraq, Yemen and to a large extent is already in practice in control of Lebanon," Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin as they met in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday.
The visiting PM, who was hoping for a sympathetic response from Putin, was left disappointed as the Russian head of state refused to address his claims.
Russia and Iran have helped the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad score major victories in the years-long fight against foreign-backed terror groups in the conflict-ridden Arab country.
Moscow has been running an aerial campaign against terror positions across Syria since 2015.
It has also separately pushed through with a plan alongside Iran and Turkey to set up four de-escalation zones throughout Syria, where airstrikes would be halted.
The three countries have been mediating talks between the Syrian government and opposition in the Kazakh capital of Astana since January.
Israel is critical of the efforts, fearing that they would ultimately cement Iran’s position as a powerful regional player and benefit Islamic resistance movements such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which is also involved in the anti-terror campaign.
That probably explains why the Israeli military has been carrying out airstrikes and shelling attacks against both Syrian government forces and Hezbollah fighters, while providing shelter and medical assistance to terrorists on the Syrian border.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in June that the terrorist operations across the Middle East were part of Israel’s agenda and threatened the territorial integrity of all regional countries.
Challenge the message and not the messenger!
The first person to resort to name calling and personal attacks automatically loses the debate!
Personal attack is often the best indication that the writer knows his logic is flawed and therefore tries to deflect attention by attacking the opponent, instead of attacking the arguments of the opponent.
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