Concordia Theological Monthly

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prophets, old testament, human problems, israel, judgment, preacher, amos, political problems

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Any one that even casually reads the prophetic books of the Old Testament will see at once that the prophets took a very active interest in the social problems of their day and pointed out a way to their solution. The question is whether what they say on these problems still applies to conditions in the twentieth century, 2,500 and more years later than these prophets lived. A categorical denial of the applicability of Old Testament prophecy to our present-day conditions would come into conflict with such clear Scripture-passages as Rom.15: 4 and 2 Tim. 3: 16. On the other hand, an interpretation which overlooks the restrictions which God Himself has placed upon an unqualified, unlimited application of these Old Testament prophetical utterances to modern times would be just as wide of the mark.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 2:15; Amos 7:15; Jeremiah 32:4-5; Ezekiel 12:13; Jeremiah 52:9-11; Jeremiah 25:11; Isaiah 44:28-45:7; Acts 15:18;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars