“Where have all the prophets gone?” Stunningly wrong question.

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“We have in our day no prince, prophet, or leader” (Daniel 3:38).

We should understand that the reason is this:

“You kill the prophets and stone those sent to you” (Luke 13:34).

We do it all the time. In fact, we kill Jesus:

“I shall send my beloved son; maybe they will respect him” (Luke 20:13).

Look: the very streets are flowing with blood. They have been for thousands of years. And we ask, “Where have all the prophets gone?”

We congratulate ourselves as “men of consensus” in ganging up against those who speak prophetically and incisively with truth and charity, who are, therefore, “boring,” and safe to attack in conformity with the lowest common denominator of middle of the high road of moral superiority of ever so subtle and therefore cute and to be congratulated cynicism, praising those in a round-about-way who murder the prophets because, actually, we’re afraid that we’re otherwise to be the next to be attacked.

And then, when nobody’s looking whom we are afraid of, we praise the prophets of the past but never of the present, and build their tombs and say that they were really nice guys, you know, so as to get the praise of the other audience before us at the moment.

“You build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the memorials of the righteous, and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have joined them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’ Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets” (Matthew 23:29-31).

If we want prophets, let’s first of all tell the truth to ourselves about ourselves and then tell that to God. Let’s admit that we ourselves are the most damned of sinners, we ourselves having crucified the good and kind divine Son of the Immaculate Conception with our own sins, and so begging our Lord for forgiveness before we ourselves go straight to hell, meanwhile praying for all, yes, including the Holy Father, the Cardinals, the Bishops and Priests. Our war is not against flesh and blood, but against the fallen angels, and we do not battle them directly, but call on the name of the Lord Jesus, who Himself faced all of hell broken out on Calvary, that is, in every Sacrifice of the Mass to which ourselves go. By the way, pray for exorcists. Hail Mary…



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5 responses to ““Where have all the prophets gone?” Stunningly wrong question.

  1. sanfelipe007

    Done, Father.

  2. sanfelipe007

    I mentioned Daniel 3:38 to a an acquaintance, and his reaction was “There is no Daniel 3:38 in my Bible” Sigh.

  3. sanfelipe007

    If this text does not appear in the Aramaic or Hebrew texts of Daniel, but it is in the Septuagint, from where did it come? Of course, I’m not even sure that it is not in the aforementioned texts – I’m going by the “interwebs.” And you know what they say about the internet:

    “The problem with information on the internet, is that it is often wrong” – Abraham Lincoln.

    • Father George David Byers

      There couldn’t be prophets around, because, you know, they speak Hebrew only, and we only speak Greek and Aramaic! ;-) You have to know that the overwhelming number of Jews in the world at the time spoke Greek, though Aramaic in and around Israel itself was also a big deal. Hebrew was pretty much limited to elite circles in Jerusalem and a smattering of other places (such as Qumran), usually just where those crowd happened to be at the time.

      It’s said that this bit was originally in Hebrew or Aramaic. I think the “proof” for that is some of what it otherwise presents.

      Remember, what’s inspired is not any earlier thing, if any, just what actually makes it into the canonical form regardless of language. Inspiration regards what that person wrote down physically on whatever velum or papyrus or scroll or codex or ceramic shard…

      Thus, Saint Paul was not inspired if he was dictating to a secretary. It was the secretary who was inspired. Paul, of course, can be filled with the Holy Spirit…

  4. sanfelipe007

    “Thus, Saint Paul was not inspired if he was dictating to a secretary. It was the secretary who was inspired. Paul, of course, can be filled with the Holy Spirit…”

    That is a good distinction.

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