When people say the role of prophet has ceased, what do they mean? If they meant what people think prophet means, that is one who on God's behalf "predicts" what will happen in the future, then I agree this office has ceased partly if not mostly because it is no longer needed. But Vines defined Prophet as "one who speaks forth or openly","a proclaimer of a divine message". Would not the Bible be consider our divine message? Do we not proclaim how the great is our God who we read about in the Bible? Does this not make us prophets as defined in Vines?