Daily Archive: August 3, 2020

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THE BANE OF FALSE PROPHECY

⏰Monday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (03 August 2020) 📖Jer 28:1-17; Ps 119:29, 43, 79, 80, 95, 102 (R.v.68b); Matt 14:13-24 🎤THE BANE OF FALSE PROPHECY In ancient Israel, there are three criteria that were used to determine authentic prophets:💥The prophecy must not contradict the Law (cf. Deut 12:32 – 13:4);💥The prophet must be a prophet like Moses, who is seen as the ideal prophet (cf. Deut 18:15-20);💥The prophecy must come to fulfilment (cf. Deut 18:21-22). Consider the confrontation between Jeremiah and Hananiah (Jer 28:1-17) in that light. The people would obviously be confused at whom to...