Analysis of O. Palmer Robertson´s Writings Regarding The Old Testament Prophets and Their crutial Role in Leading Mankind Towards God

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O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is director and principal of African Bible College, Uganda. He previously taught at Reformed, Westminster, Covenant, and Knox Seminaries. The title of this book best sums up the basic focus of his teaching: that is the prophets teach about the Messiah to come, namely Jesus Christ.
Robertson begins by explaining the need for prophets and the origin of prophets in Israel. He focuses on God’s covenant and compassion with His people. Recognizing that Moses was a prophet (16), Robertson devotes several chapters to examining his call and commission, the characteristics of true and false prophets (67-69), the use of the covenant in critiquing the culture, and the call of contemporaries to a life of repentance, faith, and obedience. Robertson does an excellent job of combating liberal viewpoints that are introduced throughout the book. There are many applications presented that the reader can apply to their lives.
Having established the purpose and passion of the prophet’s calling, Robertson further outlines a chronological account of each prophet prior to Israel’s captivity in Babylon. Robertson says their “sense of calling from God dramatically affected their work…the prophet lived with a sense of compulsion to speak, and to speak only what God had revealed to him” (67). Robertson then begins a well defined summary of the message of each prophet in detail. It is easy to think of their messages to critical,

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