I don't suppose you ever wondered why that is.Qualities of a True Prophet of God:
J. Ninth Quality: Prophets do not Contradict or Reject each other:
All prophets receive information from the same source, i.e. God, so their teachings do not contradict each other.
A True prophet of God would not reject or say bad words about prophets which preceded him, because they form a sort of brotherhood in front of their God.
Even when some parts of code of law of an earlier prophet is abrogated; it is done without any criticism of that prophet. Because both the original code and revised code come from the same God, the earlier law needed to be revised because of changed circumstances; there is no blame on earlier prophet.
J1: Rejection of Any Prophet of God is Serious Crime in the eyes of God:
Prophets are sent by God with express purpose to provide guidance, and they have Approval and Might of God at their back, any one willfully rejecting a True Prophet of God takes a very serious risk.
The risk becomes more serious when the Prophet whose mission is active and in-force is rejected by any one. This is like a direct act of treason in the eyes of God.
Because if some one rejects a Prophet of God, it means that he or she has rejected the One who sent that prophet.
J2: Rejection of One Prophet is as if one has rejected all Prophets:
All Prophets form a common brotherhood; rejection of one is treated as rejection of all.
Those who think that they are being “extra loyal” to their prophet by spending all their efforts and energies in rejecting another Prophet of God, might get a rude shock in the hereafter, when they see both prophets sitting side by side on thrones of honor, and BOTH looking at him with angry faces!!
So beware be these “Die Hard” supporters of their own Prophets; who do not give a damn how insulting and how abusive are they to other True Prophets of God. They are certainly not on the side of their own Prophets!!
J3: Safe course if in doubt about any Prophet of God:
If someone has not researched and satisfied himself or herself that so and so is a True Prophet of God or not, the safest course is to hold their tongue and do not start criticising them and start abusing them or making fun of them.
Their crime would be lessened if they hold their tongue and continue their research. They would indeed be in a very awkward situation, if they became enemies of any True Prophet of God, without completing their research, and die in the stage of enmity.
Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Why sweat and toil and sacrifice yourself when you can get others to do it for you in the name of god?
I suppose there are people in the church hierarchies who do truly believe such stuff, but only because they were told Santa Claus isn't real when they went to divinity school.