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On a preacher’s authority

From Enthroned on Our Praise:An Old Testament Theology of Worship by Timothy M. Pierce:

The call is important for authority, but there is a distinction between the prophet and the preacher that must be recognized–the source of his authority to say what he says. Whereas the prophet spoke the words of God through inspiration, preachers expound on the word of God through illumination. The distinction is important because when a prophet brought judgment on a challenger, he was doing so because the person was challenging not only him, but God. Too often preachers use such texts and arrogantly suppose that the preacher too is above being questioned. But a preacher’s authority to say what he says is only present to the degree to which he has faithfully exegetes the Scriptures. (209 n. 159)

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