PROPHET. “Despise not prophesyings.” (I Thessalonians 5:20) Strong’s gives for “prophesying” = "1) prophecy a) a discourse emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; esp. by foretelling future events." (See PROPHECY).
Sometimes, great men of God are called prophets of the Lord out of respect and acknowledging that God has mightily used them, but not because they foretell the future. But do prophets by biblical standards who foretell the future still exist today? There exist false prophets today, as there were in Bible times. And during the last 2000 years, not one prophet has been produced who would rise to the level of either the Old or New Testaments. Nor have there been any books added to the Bible, or verses, or even one word in two millennia.
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” (Ephesians 4:11) But the offices of apostle and prophet have ceased. Ephesians 2:20 says, “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;” Observe in this verse that the other three offices are not mentioned (evangelists, pastors and teachers), because they were not part of the foundation of the church, as the apostles and prophets were. The foundation of the church has already been laid and the New Testament completed; the foundation does not need to be re-laid! The offices of evangelist, pastor and teacher were to build upon this foundation, and so they are still here today.
PROPITIATION. Strong’s has = “an appeasing”. “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (I John 2:2, 4:10) Christ’s sacrifice satisfies God’s demand for our sins, so we are no longer under divine judgment. Christ died a substitutionary death, taking our place on the cross and suffered for our sins.
PROSTITUTION, see HARLOT