Modern Day Prophets: Islam versus Christianity Essay examples
In today’s world of chaos and war, many people are turning to religion. People look to organized religion not only for solace but on the contrary, they also look to attribute cause for the world’s woes. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th has many people looking to the religion of Islam for a culprit, as the men who flew the planes were Israeli suicide missionaries. These men thought themselves to be on a mission from God (Allah). This implies that they were acting on the words of a prophet, or thought themselves prophets. In response to this, I decided to research the major religions in today’s world that rely on modern day prophets for guidance. By doing …show more content…
Devout Christians believe that Mormonism is a cult, not a division of the church, because of their reliance on modern day prophets. They defend their case using the New Testament: “…In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things…” (Hebrews 1:2) saying that Jesus is the one prophet of modern times, not the many appointed prophets of the LDS. It is true that many religions that base their foundations in the revelations of modern day prophets are considered cults by Christians which adhere to strict interpretations of the Bible.
Seventh Day Adventists are also not recognized by the greater Christian Church, though they follow