"For we have partial knowledge and we prophesy partially" - 1 Corinthians 13:9 "For now we see in hazy outline by means of a metal mirror" - 1 Corinthians 13:12 What is a false prophet? Ezekiel 13 gives us the answer: "when you say, â€˜The word of Jehovah is,â€™ when I have not said anything?â€ What is a wrong prophecy? When Peter presumed that Jesus WOULD NOT die, because his "kingdom would remain forever". Peter, like us, saw a hazy outline through a 'metal mirror'. This occurs when our speculation predicated on the future as described by the Holy Scriptures is wrong. ------------------- Why is this distinction important? Because 'wrong prophecy' is GOOD, and motivates our minds forward to Christ's kingdom. Even though we prophesy partially, and have partial knowledge. Hence, we "Do not treat prophecies with contempt" (1 Thess 5:20) On the other hand, those who declare what Jehovah has said when "he said nothing" are committing apostasy and blasphemy by speaking in Jehovah's place. Very few people dare to speak for Jehovah. You'll hear it from the TV evangelist frequently when they say "God told me X" or "the Lord came to me with a message of X". The vast majority of Christian prophecy for the last 2000 years has been WRONG. NOT presumed to be declared by Jehovah; but an extrapolation about the coming World System united against God and his anointed!