Eschatology and Man's Prophetic Office

By R. J. Rushdoony
February 05, 2018

Man in his prophetic office is called to speak for God to all of creation. He is called to order, to interpret, and to understand all things in terms of the word of God. Now the popular understanding of the word prophet is one who predicts the future. This however is a secondary meaning of the word. The essential meaning of a prophet is one who speaks for God, a preacher. A prophet is God’s mouthpiece if he is faithful. He is God’s law-man, a lawyer for God who sets forth the law-word of God and says “this is the way, walk ye in it.”