The Prophet's Dictionary: The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural WisdomPaula A. Price
The Prophet's Dictionary by Paula Price is an essential tool for laymen, prophets, prophesiers, pastors, intercessors, and dreamers of dreams. As an all-in-one dictionary and reference book containing over 1,600 relevant definitions of terms and phrases for the prophetic rea... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Jan 1, 2008
- UPC: 9781603740357
- Height: 1.60
- Width: 6.40
- Length: 9.10
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 602
- Publish Date: Jan 1, 2008
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL006670 , REL006140 , REL067000"
- ISBN: 160374035X
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- “The Prophet’s Dictionary” is not a reliable source for religious definitions by Phoenix on 5/31/2015
“The Prophet’s Dictionary” is not a book any serious student of religion should refer as an authoritative dictionary on the subject of religion if they want the “facts”. This “dictionary” is an inaccurate, erroneous, and subjective work. The two entries discussed below (one simple, one more complex) should illustrate the point sufficiently.
1) “Abraham”. This entry is incomplete and omits the pertinent fact that Abraham was the son of Terah, a descendant of Noah, and a wealthy idol merchant. While it states that Abraham is the father of the nation of Israel through Isaac and Jacob, the entry conveniently omits the fact that Abraham married his half-sister Sarah, the daughter of his father (Gen.20:12), and had Isaac through this incestuous union. There is no mention of his son Ishmael, borne by his Egyptian wife Hagar, who was also blessed by God with the promise his sons will become a great nation (Gen. 16:1, 15, Gen. 17:20)
2) “Afterlife”. This entry defines “Afterlife” as: “A) The term for the disposition of the incorporeal side of the human makeup upon death of the body. B) Those who are saved know that there are only two places for the eternal soul to end up, heaven or hell”. It then goes on say “Occultists and ant-Christ people believe in a third option: “reincarnation”. This “definition” is both subjective and inaccurate to say the least.
The statement that “Occultists and anti-Christ people believe in a third option: “reincarnation” is reflective of the author’s personal bias and has no basis in fact. First one must ask: “What are “Anti-Christ people”? You will find this term in no other credible authoritative religious source or dictionary. Anti-Christ is defined as 1) a personal opponent of Christ expected to appear before the end of the world; and 2) A person or force seen as opposing Christ or the Christian Church. So, it seems the author is suggesting that only an “Occultist” or a person who opposes Christ or the Church believes in reincarnation. Nothing could be further from the truth. “Occultists” are people who study and practice things like magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, and divination. While Occultists may believe in reincarnation, they are not alone. The belief in reincarnation can be found in ancient religions thousands of year old, including those of ancient Egypt and India. Although the majority of sects within the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam do not believe in reincarnation, particular groups within these religions do refer to reincarnation; these groups include the mainstream historical and contemporary followers of Kabbalah, the Druze and the Rosicrucians. Reincarnation is also a common belief in many of the modern religions of the world today, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism which are not associated with any kind of “occult” practice and are not known to be “opposed” to Christ or the Church. They simply have a different set of beliefs which, and with the exception of Sikhism, predate Christianity.
The entry on “afterlife” goes on to define reincarnation as: “where the soul either returns to or never leaves the planet, and seizes control of a living body to avoid eternal damnation or to earn a better life or position in its afterlife”. This appears to be completely made up by the author and it is not reflective of the truth. Reincarnation is the natural process of birth, death and rebirth. What happens in the theory of reincarnation is that the soul or spirit is conceived, born, lives, dies, and then the soul starts the process all over, being conceived again to begin a new life in a new body. Reincarnation is not the hijacking of another body as the author has claimed; it is not to avoid eternal damnation, nor is its purpose to earn a better life or position in an afterlife scenario.
The term “Afterlife” is better defined as a noun describing the state of being after one's death and refers to the continued existence of the soul after the death of the biological body. It must be noted that there is nothing in the Bible that states that when a person dies they only go to one of two places, “heaven or hell”, as the author claims. Anyone who has actually read the Bible knows that the Bible speaks of “Resurrection”. Resurrection is the bringing of the dead to life and is, therefore, an “afterlife” condition or belief.
The word heaven appears in the Bible 550 times and nowhere does it say that a human goes heaven after death. The Bible mentions only two humans who have gone to heaven. The first is Elijah. Elijah did not die but was taken in a whirlwind to heaven (2 Kings 2:1, 11). The second is Jesus who ascended into heaven after his death and resurrection (Mark 6:19, Luke 24:51, I Peter 3:21-22). Both men were ALIVE when they ascended into heaven. The word “resurrection” appears in the Bible 40 times and all instances can be found in the New Testament. While the term resurrection does not appear in the Old Testament, the concept of resurrection makes its first and datable appearance in the book of Daniel (Daniel 12:1-3). The New Testament, in describing the resurrection of Jesus Christ, states that when Jesus “gave up the ghost”, “the graves were opened”, many dead were resurrected, and they “went into the holy city and appeared unto many” (Matthew 27:50-53).
Jesus and the disciples did not teach that when people die they go to heaven. On the contrary, in the Bible, Jesus and the Disciples taught that death is followed by the resurrection of the dead, a judgment, and eternal life will be granted to the righteous who will then live in the “Kingdom of Heaven” which is going to be established ON EARTH. (Matthew 22:20-32, Mark 12:24-27, Luke 14:14, Luke 20:35-38, John 3:12-16, John 5:25-29, John 11:23-26, Romans 6:5, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 3:6-12. Revelation 20:5-6, Revelation 21:1-3)
A dictionary lists the words of a language (typically in alphabetical order) and gives their meaning. The definitions are objective, the facts presented agree with other credible sources, and the meaning of definition is the same as in other dictionaries regardless of the language in which it is written. A reputable “dictionary” does not consist of words subjectively defined and in a way that perverts the meaning of the word while leaving out details that the writer is uncomfortable acknowledging. A legitimate dictionary does not reflect the personal judgments, biases, and opinions of the author.
Readers should keep in mind that a prophet is a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God. A false prophet, simply speaking, is someone who speaks for another but falsely. A False profit will falsely claim the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, uses that gift for evil ends, or they claim to have heard from the true God but do not accurately represent that God or the words of that God. Any person who teaches, as truth, the erroneous information in this book, risks becoming just that: a false prophet.
In summary, “The Prophet’s Dictionary” is not a reliable source for religious definitions and after reviewing it, I must say, that the author has no credibility as a teacher of any religion, much less “Christianity” with me. As a former sales and marketing executive, Paula Price has used her sales and marketing training to build a financial empire which distorts religious truths/facts and spreads religious propaganda. Personally, I would like to know where this sales and marketing executive earned her “doctorate” and in which subject. I would venture to guess her “doctorate” is of the mail order variety.
- Excellent Reference Book by Detroit Prophet on 3/15/2014
If you are serious about obtaining wisdom concerning the prophetic ministry, this book is a must have for your library. You could spend hours looking up many of the terms in other reference books, but this book brings them all together for the purpose of the prophetic ministry.