New Book Reminds of Value of Prophets, Ancestors of Modern Clergy

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Author Joe F. Nations writes to clarify the exacting standards of old Biblical prophets and how these standards are very like the basis for the formal education of ministers and priests of today, and the moral standards of mankind

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In the course of writing the Profits of the Prophets, author Joe F. Nations came realized how modern ministers have taken over the function of Biblical prophets of old. Nations has sought to come up with categories that exact standards of true prophecy and real prophets, hoping to enhance the lives of the true seekers of God in this day and age. By doing so, his work will go a long way in revitalizing interest in an old priesthood, the forerunners of modern priests and ministers, ordained to be God’s messengers and advisers to the flock.

Profits is a Bible reference book containing proof of each prophet called to be so in the Bible. It shows the strict moral standards that are still practiced in the novitiate or formal education of clergy. The very few good men who heeded God’s call in olden times needed to have true physical, intellectual, and moral courage to stand up against the mass of people who worshipped many other gods, ancient and new, to dispel their fears of mortality. Nations chronicles the truths that underpinned their existence, or legend, as it may be – since their lives have come to exemplify a dedication and a vocation, making their lives holy examples of men who would eventually wear the cloth with the onset of organized Christianity.

For easy reference, Nations has undertaken to classify these prophets into alphabetical, categorical, and chronological order to better find them and to connect them to various schools, denominations, and orders of the religious that their work has influenced. People easily forget how religious discipline has been distilled into true order and standards throughout ages. This discipline has given mankind its formative order in schools, in a way of life that has given deep morality to mankind’s collective thought, and created a natural moral nature to evolutionary man.
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About the Author
Joe F. Nations was born on December 3, 1939, in Mount Airy, North Carolina, in the county of Surry. He graduated from Dobson High School in Dobson, North Carolina, before entering the US Army, where he served in Korea. He returned to Mount Airy in 1965 and married Mary Ida Jarvis, a registered nurse at the local hospital. After his marriage to Ms. Jarvis, Mr. Nations was accepted into the School of Inhalation Therapy, where he received his diploma from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Nations obtained his associate degree in respiratory care from Central Piedmont Community in Charlotte, North Carolina, and immediately began his pursuit of a degree in Bachelor of Science in technical service in the field of respiratory care via an external college degree program offered through New Jersey State College located in Trenton, New Jersey. Mr. Nations and his wife, Mary Ida, currently reside in the area of Surry County near where they were born. They have no children.
Profits of the Prophets * by Joe F. Nations
A Biblical Reference
Publication Date: May 3, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 110 pages; 978-1-4771-0201-5
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