n In die Skriflig - Prophets praying for, or preying on people’s faith : a reflection on prophetic ministry in the South African context - research

Volume 53 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1018-6441
  • E-ISSN: 2305-0853



In mainline churches, the ministry of prophecy or the prophetic ministry involves the proclamation of the gospel. This, in turn, is related to the every-believer ministry. However, there is now a resurgence of the prophetic ministry as a special office as evidenced by the establishment of neo-prophetic churches. This article argues that neo-prophetic churches are tapping into people’s longing for the fresh divine word to speak directly into their personal situations. The article also probes whether neo-prophets in the prophetic activities are not also preying on people’s faith.

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