The Old Testament prophets were dynamic figures, who continue to speak to our age with an undeniable relevance. It is doubtful that any other group of men in all literature presents a more impressive or colorful picture of courage, godliness, or perception. They were men who knew God and trusted Him against insuperable odds. Sometimes ignored and other times hated, mocked, and attacked, they stood firm (usually all alone) against the most imposing and influential people of their times. Through them, however, God warned and rebuked and announced certain judgment, most of which was passed off as extreme fanaticism. But to this day, the prophets’ messages throb with biting realism. Their voices are silent, but their words live on.
Matthew 24:3–5, 11, 24; 2 Peter 1:19–21
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