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Submitted: 3/24/2006
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Question: I often listen to Irvin Baxter on the radio during the hours of 3:00 to 4:00. After Irvin, another prophecy program comes on. The difference is the prophecy of the second program is prophecy about AIDS, the U.S. being attacked, etc. Irvin Baxter's prophecy only gives biblical prophecy. My questions are: 1. If this station is giving prophecy outside of the Bible, does that make it from God? The speaker states that someone prophecied the 911 attack for example. 2. What if someone writes something and then later it happens. Like, say you made up an email address called tsunami and then one hit, or say you said to yourself, she is going to backslide. Isn't that just common sense? What if you dream of your loved ones and knew they would change because your heard yourself yelling in your dream. Is that prophecy or just God warning you?

Answer: Prophecy is when God tells us about something He intends to do before He actually does it. It may be mere moments in advance or it may be thousands of years. Amos 3:7 says, 'Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.' What Irvin Baxter generally does is study and explain biblical prophecies concerning the times surrounding the second coming of Christ, which are the words of prophets from long ago that have been written down. This is different from a prophetic utterance given today.

It is difficult for us to say for certain what is prophetic and what is not. God does communicate through dreams and visions as well as prophetic utterances. We suggest you be prayerful about this and discuss it with your spiritual leaders.