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Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Tests/Heavenly council
|Teaching consistent with scripture||
Tests: Provides knowledge of the heavenly council
|Provides knowledge of God's covenant|
Character of Teaching
Provides knowledge of the heavenly council
|Of True||Of False|
Here “secret” is a translation of the Hebrew sod. Professor Daniel Peterson has explained that “an understanding of the Hebrew term sod is crucial for appreciating these passages. In the Old Testament, that word denotes confidential discussions or secrets (as at Proverbs 3:32 and 11:13). It also refers to the council setting in which such confidential discussions are conducted.”
- Daniel C. Peterson, "'Ye Are Gods': Psalm 82 and John 10 as Witnesses to the Divine Nature of Human Kind," in The Disciple As Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Richard Lloyd Anderson, Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2000), 506-507.