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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Prophets and Wilderness Prophets

On Court Prophets and Wilderness Prophets
Christian responses to the president.
Timothy Dalrymple
Recently our president made the latest in a long line of comments demeaning immigrants and minorities. The furor brings to mind two biblical prophets, both for their differences and for what they hold in common.
Nathan was an advisor to the royal court and a messenger of God. He pronounced God’s covenant with David, supported the ascension of Solomon, and wrote histories of the legendary kings. The Bible rarely speaks positively of court prophets, who often serve as apologists for rulers who ...
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