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Question How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
Answer Christ executeth the office of prophet in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.1
[1] John 1:18; 1 Peter 1:10–12; John 15:15; 20:31

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Was Christ’s prophetical office foretold under the Old Testament?

The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee, from the midst of thee, a prophet like unto me,
Deuteronomy 18:15

Was Moses then a great prophet?

There arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,
Deuteronomy 34:10

Was Christ like unto Moses raised up from amongst his brethren?

For he was taken from among men,
Hebrews 5:1

Was he like Moses in meekness?

Learn of me, for I am meek,
Matthew 11:29

And in faithfulness?

All things that I have heard of the Father, I have made known unto you,
John 15:15

Did he like Moses confirm his doctrine by miracles?

The works that I do, bear witness of me,
John 5:36

But was he greater than Moses?

For Moses was faithful as a servant, but Christ as a Son,
Hebrews 3:5

Did Christ as a prophet foretell future events?

The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy,
Revelation 19:10

Did he open the way of salvation by himself?

Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ,
John 1:17

Did he make a fuller discovery of a future state than had been made before?

Life and immortality are brought to light by the gospel,
2 Timothy 1:10

Did he reveal the whole will of God?

I have given them the words which thou gavest unto me,
John 17:8

Was Christ a divine teacher?

We know that thou art a teacher come from God,
John 3:2

Was he a plain teacher?

Now speakest thou plainly,
John 16:29

Was he a prudent teacher?

He taught them as they were able to bear,
Mark 4:33

Was he an affectionate teacher?

They wondered at the gracious words that proceed out of his mouth,
Luke 4:22

Was he a powerful teacher?

He taught them as one having authority,
Matthew 7:20

Was he an eloquent teacher?

He had the tongue of the learned,
Isaiah 50:4

But was his success in teaching equal to his qualifications for it?

All day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people,
Romans 10:21

Did Christ execute the office of a prophet before his incarnation?

For he went and preached to the spirits in prison,
1 Peter 3:19

Did he execute this office whilst upon earth?

Jesus went about teaching in their synagogues,
Matthew 4:23

And doth he execute it in heaven?

He speaketh from heaven,
Hebrews 12:25

Doth Christ reveal the will of God objectively by his word?

These things are written that ye might believe,
John 20:31

And subjectively by his Spirit?

When the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth,
John 16:13

And is the latter as well as the former necessary to our salvation?

For if any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of his,
Romans 8:9

Should we learn of this teacher?

Hear ye him,
Matthew 17:5

And is it at our peril if we do not?

Every soul that will not hear that Prophet shall be destroyed from among the people,
Acts 3:23

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Question How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
Answer Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in his revealing to the church,1 in all ages, by his Spirit and word,2 in divers ways of administration,3 the whole will of God,4 in all things concerning their edification and salvation.5
[1] John 1:18
[2] 1 Peter 1:10–12
[3] Hebrews 1:1–2
[4] John 15:15
[5] Acts 20:23; Ephesians 4:11–13; John 20:31