Is Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson a Modern-Day Prophet?

Some people may not believe in modern-day prophets, but Duck Dynasty’s outspoken patriarch has a beard that may rival Moses—and a voice that’s stirring the opponents of biblical morality.

Phil Robertson
Phil Robertson

So is Robertson a modern-day prophet? His son, Alan, is calling him that and more. At the Family Research Council’s recent Watchmen on the Wall conference, Alan talked about the GQ magazine ruckus that roused the gay agenda in December—and led to A&E putting the show on hold until Christians rallied against the dismissal.

“My dad has the heart and mindset of a prophet and is most compared to John the Baptist … for speaking the truth in a culture that isn’t prepared to hear truth,” Alan said. “That doesn’t change my dad’s view at all. Prophets tend not to care about their public image. They tend to talk about their judgment as if it’s real and they speak what God gives them to speak … so he is, in that sense, a 21st century prophet.”

For his part, Alan is not backing down or shying away from his father’s bold stance. In fact, he publicly agreed, telling conference attendees: “This message is for us to learn from these prophets. I want to encourage you guys to tell the truth. As a family, we’re going to do that.”

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Jennifer LeClaire
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma magazine. She is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel and The Making of a Prophet. Her media ministry includes her website; 100,000+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; and a growing newsletter list. Jennifer has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including USA Today, BBC, The Alan Colmes Show, Bill Martinez Live and It’s Supernatural.

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