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Post by Mastermind » Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:35 pm

Can never be God's prophet? I'm writing a story for my videogame and need to know this particular detail first.

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Post by Deborah » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:28 pm

Not sure if Ruth and Esther would be called prophets.
Church tradition tells us that when John, son of Zebadee and brother of James was an old man, his disciples would carry him to church in their arms.
He would simply say, “Little children, love one another”
After a time his disciples wearied at always hearing these same words and asked “Master why do you always say this?
He replied, “it is the Lords command, and if done, it is enough”

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Post by The edge » Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:06 pm

Jud 4:4
And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. (KJV)

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Post by Poetic_Soul » Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:12 pm

co-sign with The Edge. :wink:

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Post by Kurieuo » Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:15 pm

Wow... it's cool having a prophetess here! ;)

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Post by Mastermind » Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:29 pm

Ok thanks, that's all I need.

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Post by Joel Freeman » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:57 pm

Will we be able to get copies of this video game? I think it's pretty interesting that you're making one, and I think it would be cool to play it.

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Post by Mastermind » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:13 pm

Yes, provided I get it done. I'm absolutely positive that any Christian will find it quite interesting, as it has an alternate version of history(including the way God's plan works out). I don't want to say any more. ;)

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Post by Joel Freeman » Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:08 pm

That sounds awesome! I'd love to get a copy if everything works out. :D

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Post by Poetic_Soul » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:44 pm

Mastermind;....you your thing!!!!! :wink:

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Post by Mastermind » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:50 pm

Say what?

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Post by The edge » Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:30 pm

Adding a new twist.
Would having a prophetress be enough to justify allowing woman Pastors?

Pls stick to this technicality alone.

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Post by Kurieuo » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:44 pm

I like to think of it from this angle. Can God use anyone to fulfill His purpose? If He made a donkey talk, then I don't see why a woman would not be able to speak. If a woman meets the same standard as a man in obtainable pastorial qualities, then I believe that woman should be allowed to be a pastor if she desires.

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Post by Mastermind » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:46 pm

In contrast, I remember Jesus or Paul saying something about the church leaders being "Husbands of one wife". I think that implies men only...

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Post by Kurieuo » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:52 pm

It shouldn't be overlooked that Paul was also speaking within the culture of his time. I just don't see any reason today why women shouldn't be allowed not to speak. Perhaps in Middle Eastern countries, and other places where men are more respected than women (as like in Paul's time men would be listened to more, and therefore have greater impact). But in Western societies the barriers between men and women have generally been knocked down.

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