Matthew 23:34

"That a restitution or restoration of all things would occur in these latter days, including prophecy and revelation from God to man through living prophets. (Matthew 23:34, Acts 3:19-21) ("Mormonism" Is Both Christian And Biblical, Jon M. Taylor, Ph.D.)

"Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town." (Matthew 23:34)

The first quote is supposed to be supported by the second. With this in mind, lets see what Jesus is really saying by researching the full thought in the context of other verses within the book of Matthew.

Chapter 23 is focused on the last controversies with the Jewish leaders during the "Passion Week." The heading for Chapter 23 in the Bible, is titled the "Seven Woes." Those seven woes were pointed to the teachers of the law, the Pharisees, and the blind guides. Christ concludes the seven woes to these teachers, Pharisees, and guides by stating, "You snakes! You brood vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?" (Matthew 23:33)

The next verse is the verse that is in question. As a result of the actions of the teachers, Pharisees, and guides, Christ states that he is sending to them prophets and wise men and teachers. Jesus goes on to say that the teachers, Pharisees, and guides will harm (kill, crucify, flog, and pursue from town to town) the prophets, wise men and teachers He will send to them in their own time (Matthew 23:34). Then Jesus reminds the teachers, Pharisees, and guides the blood that had been shed already of the prophets in the Old Testament (Matthew 23:35). To finish out chapter 23, Jesus laments over Jerusalem.

Jesus Christ was not speaking of "living prophets" for this dispensation. This is clear. I pray that all who are sincere about knowing the truth of God's Word; go and study for yourselves and let the word flow through you in truth and light. Amen.


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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

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Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.