Mark 12:6

anakel's picture

6 “He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

Does Jesus Christ implies (through the parable in Mark 12:1-11) that He is the last "Prophet" to be sent by God and God will send no more "Prophet" after Jesus Christ?

If the answer is "Yes", what about "Prophet Muhammad" who claims to be the "Last Prophet"? Does that make "Prophet Muhammad" a "false prophet"?

ElderDad's picture

Re: Jesus not a prophet

While I would have to agree that Jesus was not JUST a prophet, as taught by Islam, it would be impossible to conclude from Scripture that He was not a prophet. He was considered by His contemporaries to be a prophet when He spoke to them, according to several passages in the gospels. Peter referred to Him as a prophet in his sermons in both Acts 3 and Acts 7. Moses prophesied that He would be a prophet. Since "prophet" basically is a person who transmits God's message to humanity, Jesus certainly thought of Himself as a prophet when He said He spoke His Father's message. The less important aspect of being a prophet is that the message often includes something about the future, so the criteria for a true prophet was when the future was spoken of, it would come to pass. Can we doubt that what Jesus said will come to pass will do so? Certainly, His prophecy of His death, burial and resurrection came about.

We need to be careful that we don't exclude one or more aspects of the ministry of Jesus to emphasize other aspects. He was also called an angel in Scripture, but there again, it doesn't mean He was only an angel. It means that He was God the Father's messenger. He was also a priest, but not just a priest. He was a king, but not just a king. etc.,etc.

Dave S.
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