Episode #168 – John Nugent: The Proper Sense of the ‘Prophetic’

Jason Micheli —  August 31, 2018 — Leave a comment

“It’s a misuse of the word ‘prophetic’ to describe any speech Christians proclaim or exhort to unbelievers. It’s non-biblical. Only those who haven’t read the prophets would so describe ‘prophetic.’

“Protest that precedes prayer is theologically disordered.

“It’s pastorally cruel to exhort unbelievers who do not have the gift of the Holy Spirit to live up to scripture’s standards of justice.”

”There’s no urgency in either Testament for God’s People to get involved in the politics of the Principalities and Powers.”

”The Gospel is a gift. Christians cannot coerce the Kingdom, mandating its values upon the nation.”

”The prophets preached against injustice to fellow believers not to the unbelieving nations.”

John Nugent is professor of Old Testament at Great Lake Christian College and the author of Endangered Gospel: How Fixing the World is Killing the Church.  

In this episode John Nugent lays down all kinds of tweet bombs as he talks about preaching and politics, the proper role of prophetic preaching, and the current immigration crisis in America.

Before the interview…Help support the show! 

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