Veryt good questions, OMG! Heh! Cool acronym- do that on purpose?
We/ they KNOW we are not prophets, and can ONLY guess as to why there hasn't been any more since Christ died.
Guesses and $2 will getcha coffee at McDonald's.
Even when the gifts of the spirit WERE there, some christians went off the deep end with their imaginations and guesses (lemme know if you wnat me to look up the examples).
Whenever I read Christ's words, I INSTINCTIVELY know them true and not ficticious, and they are the ONLY principles that contribute to a rich life- my OPINION.
The sad fact is PEPOLE!
We all have our faults; I likely have more than YOU- so if you look for faults, you'll EASILY find 'em.
I look for things pertaining to truth and God- and so far, after 40 years of listening to preachers and peoples of many faiths and philosophies, I re-affirm that I have TRULY found it each day...IF I don't focus on PEOPLE.
Genesis chronicles the beginning of this Mess we call "humanity", Revelation (from the Last Apostle John) shows how the Problem will be solved. Then the Silence began, as CHURCHianity began. Daniel 12 foretold how in the End Times that would change...