jesus laments

In Luke 13:31-35, Jesus responds to the warning by the Pharisees to run from Herod:

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came, and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 35 Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

What exactly is a prophet?  The Catechism defines a prophet as “One sent by God to form the people of the Old Covenant in the hope of salvation.”  The Greek word prophetes means one who is “an interpreter, spokesman…and an inspired preacher or teacher.”

Is Jesus just another “prophet” or is He “THE Prophet”?  Consider:

So, is Jesus just another prophet?

No, Jesus is the Son of God, who is all things Divine, including offering prophecy and Truth:

Prophets come and go.  False prophets often find followers.

There is no “prophet” who can compare to THE Prophet, for Jesus Christ is God Himself.  Only Jesus, THE Divine Prophet, can reveal the fullness of Truth.

 

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