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What is a modern day prophet?

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A modern day prophet is an inspirational leader living in present or recent times. A modern day prophet often claims to be able to communicate directly with God. This term refers back to the prophets in Biblical times.

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What is a modern day prophet?
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Many individuals have called themselves modern day prophets. According to Wikipedia, Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints, claimed to have a direct line of communication with God and was believed to be a prophet by the church that he founded. Modern day prophets are not only associated with the Christian faith; there are examples of individuals claiming to be modern day prophets in Hindi, Islamic and other religions.

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