True, many religions disregard charismatic prophets
as true prophets, but they firmly believe that God speaks to
them. They love God so much that they believe he speaks to
them on a regular basis. Charismatic women prophets were
not harming anyone with their prophecies, even though they
might have been considered less worthy to speak to God then
men were. They were brave women, who loved God enough to
risk persecution so that they could speak his word.
The HarperCollins Study Bible. New York:
HarperCollins Publishers, 1989.
Wire, Antoinette Clark. The Corinthian Women Prophets: A
Reconstruction Through Paul's Rhetoric. Minneapolis:
Fortress Press, 1990.
December 6, 1995
Intro. to the Old Testament
by Christine Dalessio