|Calling All Orthodox Prophets ! - The Orthodox Prophets Blog...|
(Sorry, Nathan Lee Lewis's OP blog is top secret now, It's invite only now to worthy prophet acolytes)
I became aware of Nadox standpoint, The side bar from thithan's "Orthodox Prophets" blog before he thought better of keeping it public. I studied it and I realize just how wacky it was, from an Orthos blog was particularly very revealing...
"A forum for Eastern Orthodox Christian prophets to speak to the Church and the world. There are no new general revelations or scriptures to be revealed, but God has given prophets to the Church to pierce the darkness with his revealed will. "
The battle cry of this blog is "Calling all Orthodox Prophets" and N.L. Lewis (no not C.L. Lewis, the author of "Mere Christianity"), I mean Nathan Lee Lewis, invited other "Orthodox Prophets" to share their revelations by posting in this blog, needless to say, nobody has taken him up on his offer as far as I know. He may, of coarse, have found a couple since then in his new jurisdiction, I wouldn't doubt. He goes on to write a definition of " What Is A Prophet?". I'm not really sure if he got this from some other source or wrote it himself but it says, among other things,
"A Christian prophet is one inspired by Holy Spirit"*..., "he or she is given the power to preach repentance to those who do not want to hear the message, and to warn of the spiritual results of disobedience"... "God calls and anoints a prophet" and "the prophet is given a unique charism"
"APOSTLE PAUL: Power...to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge."
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I sanctified you. I established you & a prophet to the nations."
"Authority And Role Of The Prophet"
"A prophet carries no authority other than that which God gives him for the issuance of God's word. A prophet does not seek nor require the permission or approval of a priest, bishop or king for it is often to such that he is called to speak. Scripture allows, however, that the prophet recognize those that have "rule" and "authority" over the flock of which he or she is a part, and seek their counsel and guidance; therefore, those who speak from the Orthodox Prophets platform are encouraged to be an active parishioner of a local Orthodox church and to be in regular communication with an Orthodox priest
"A Prophet does not speak for God; he speaks from Him."
Well, as we can see Nathan doesn't need approval or permission from anyone, be it priest, bishop, king or especially some ham and egger's . So, of course the only thing left for him to do if they won't listen is to shake the dust off and move on to another jurisdiction, right ? Or perhaps alternately send fire and brimstone down on their miserable heads. Of course, every good Orthodox Prophet must also be an active parishioner of a local Orthodox Church and in good standing with the priest which would also be a good reason to leave. Simple, right?
How Prophets Receive Words From God
"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,"
"But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus, that spirit is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world"
More Bible thumping personal interpretations taken out of content straight from the televangelist handbook I would say.
This phrase was not intended to offer blanket acceptance of all religious people, groups or spirits who simply state a belief that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. In fact, to state that one believes that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is to do no more than the demons did during the earthly ministry of Christ. In Mark 1:21-28, Jesus rebuked the demon who cried "I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” Besides this, there are at least seven things in 1 John to gauge whether or not a person was faithful and acceptable to God. Among other things, St. John wrote that a person must: (1) confess his or her sins (1:8-10); (2) keep God’s commandments (2:3-4; 5:2); (3) practice righteousness (2:29); (4) love others (3:10); (5) provide for the physical needs of others (4:17); and (6) believe and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh (4:1-3).
Then he goes on to his 6 rules. Nice to know he sets rules about what other prophets may write on this blog, helps keeps out the riff raff.
"Criteria Of Prophetic Words"
1. A private word is intended only for the ears of a private individual or group and will not be posted on this forum.
As are invitation only private blogs
2. A private word can become a public word if the hearers fail to listen, causing the detriment of others.
Better keep those private prophecies private and listen up people
3. A public word is intended for individuals, groups and nations. Elements of a private nature may be contained in such, as it relates to the edification or protection of an individual, group or nation.
4. Prophets offer no apologies for words given but they maintain a heart toward personal repentance and godly accountability.
A spiritual and legal disclaimer
5. Prophet's actual names, blog identities, or e-mails are displayed for the purpose of accountability and to allow all to "test the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world."
No false or mystery prophets will be tolerated on the Orthodox Prophets blog. You will be tested
6. Based on the above criteria, Orthodox Prophets is not an "Opinion" site used for opened debate, therefore the comment section on this blog is not enabled.
No comments allowed, especially by people who don't believe in my prophethood
Of course this is also needed to further distinguish the true Orthodox prophet from the false non Orthodox variety.
This is a false prophet...
This is not...
"The Signs of False Prophets""...the prophet who presumes to say something in my name which I have not commanded him to say, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die."
Well, Nathan is still alive therefor he must be a true prophet of the true God, right ? He goes on Bible thumping and quoting things that help people recognize a false prophet from a true one. BTW, all his biblical quotes are taken from the New International Version of the Bible,
" They will exploit you with stories they have made up"
This is to warn against people like me who may fib and challenge his authority by making a blog like this one. I ask the questions, why would he write this stuff if he didn't believe he's a prophet who speaks for God ? If he didn't believe so, why would he create a blog looking for "Orthodox Prophets" to send in their prophecies? Why does he now deny what this blog was all about ?
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them."
OK, sheep's clothing, Nathan, false prophet, check...
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets"
Hmmm, then again .... a lot of people don't regard Nathan as being well...
OK, Nathan, false prophet again, check...
"... Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. "
OK, made up exploited stories, regurgitated Milan Synod, check... Well, I'm going to have to go out on a limb here and say he fits the criteria as being a false prophet, but what do I know.