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Was Jesus a Prophet?

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The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. [Acts 3:13]

 

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. [Deuteronomy 18:15, 18]


And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. [Luke 7:16]

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 Not only did Peter refer to the Lord Jesus as a prophet in Acts 3:22, but earlier he referred to the Lord Jesus as "Lord" in Acts 2:21. This was in citation of the prophet Joel in reference to YHWH (Joel 3:5 in the Septuagint). This demonstrates that the Lord Jesus is YHWH.

     1. George Ladd: This outpouring of the Holy Spirit will bring about a great day of salvation, and whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Lord in Joel refers to God, but Peter and the early church applied this to the exalted Jesus (The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, page 1128).

 

 So, the answer is "yes" to your question. The Lord Jesus was a prophet, but He is also God.

 

 Furthermore, notice the expression the presence of the Lord in reference to the Father just three verses earlier in Acts 3:19 (NASB). This is also applied unto the Lord Jesus in 2 Thessalonians 1:9, confirming that the Bible makes it very clear that the Lord Jesus as "Lord" means that He is God.

 

 Finally, it is true that the Gospel of Luke teaches that the Lord Jesus was a prophet (Luke 7:16), and yet the Bible also teaches from this same Gospel that He was the proper recipient of worship (Luke 24:52) - and only God is to be worshiped. This demonstrates that the Lord Jesus is God.

     1. Charles Spurgeon: Then they were not Unitarians — “They worshipped him,” — and there were angels present at the time who would have been sure to have rebuked them if it had been a wrong thing for them to worship him. Indeed, they themselves, both as Jews and as Christians, would have felt, in their inmost soul, that they could not worship anyone but God; but Christ is God, so they did well to worship him. 
http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/spe/luke-24.html

 

 Those of the Muslim faith would do well to take heed and worship the Lord Jesus as God.

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5 hours ago, davidedward said:

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. [Acts 3:13]

 

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. [Deuteronomy 18:15, 18]

 

And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. [Luke 7:16]

 

Click on the following link to know more: http://professionalcomputersolutions.net/Religion.htm#h-89.0

 

Hello @davidedward,

 

The Lord Jesus Christ was both Prophet, Priest and King, and He was rejected by Israel markedly in regard to each Divine appointment.

See Matthew 12:41; Matthew 12:42; Hebrews 7.

 

In Christ Jesus

Chris

 

 

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On 4/9/2019 at 4:30 PM, davidedward said:

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. [Deuteronomy 18:15, 18]

 

 Luke records Stephen citing Deuteronomy 18:15 in Acts 7:37 affirming that the Lord Jesus is a prophet. Notice that Luke also records Stephen praying to the Lord Jesus in Acts 7:59-60 which affirms that the Lord Jesus is God.

 

 The same holds true in John 9. The man who the Lord Jesus healed affirmed that He was a prophet (John 9:17). We see later that he would worship the Lord Jesus (John 9:38).

 

 Islam teaches that the Lord Jesus is a prophet, but a prophet should never accept worship unless that Prophet was/is God.

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