Are Prophets Infallible?
a person is inspired of God (like a prophet or an apostle), does that mean
he is infallible?
Even though John the Baptist was "filled with the Holy Spirit [inspired of
God], even from his birth" (Luke 1:15), he was not perfect in all
his actions. Why can we know this? Simply because Paul taught that "all
have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Indeed, even
John was not sure if Jesus were the Christ on one occasion (Matthew 11:2,3). His
knowledge and recognition were imperfect. The fact is, even people inspired of
God are not necessarily infallible in their ways. That is a virtue reserved for
Christ and the Father alone.
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