Does questionable personal conduct nullify a prophetic calling?
My short answer would be:
Obviously, "questionable conduct" can mean LOTS of things, and there are levels of such conduct that are important to discuss. However, I think it is foundational to realize that this means we are engaged in a personally subjective decision when we tackle that question and understand that Jesus himself (not to mention Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. and Paul and Isaiah . . .) had some pretty serious questionable conduct that exclude ALL of them from acceptance as "prophets" by some people.Not if there have been ANY prophets in the history of the world.
My slightly humorous answer would be:
I think that example, more than any other perhaps, illustrates that it's all about the definitions and perspectives WE bring to the table - that "prophet" really can be defined in various ways in differing times.If we can accept Samson as a prophet, we can accept pretty much anyone.