Often times when I attempt to use prophecy as a means of justifying the Bible's supernatural origins, the common rebuttal I get is a reference to the fact that Nostradamus' wrote some "prophecies" as well. Usually this point is made to de-legitimize Bible prophecy. After all, if a mere human being can predict future events then prophecy isn't so special anymore right?
China has recently began a pilot program they call a "social credit" system which they aim to use to monitor every aspect of their 1.4 billion citizens' lives. Meanwhile, a Wisconsin based company is making human implantable chips used to buy snacks, open doors and has GPS capabilities. Could we be seeing the making of the mark of the beast system written about in Revelation 13?
From the secular viewpoint, prophecy isn't real. If you don't belief in God or the supernatural, there's no room for prophecy as well. Often times when I attempt to use prophecy as a means of justifying the Bible's supernatural origins, one of the common rebuttals I get is that other religions also have their own prophecies which makes Bible prophecy not as "unique". Is this claim true?
Catch up to current events of the second half of September 2018; escalation between Russia and Israel as Russia blames Israel for a recently downed plane in Syria killing 15 prompting Russia to send advanced weaponry, increased hurricane and earthquake activity, China's chilling social credit system aimed to monitor every aspect of its 1.4 billion citizens' lives, and much more.
In late August a red heifer was born in Israel and marked a significant turning point for efforts surrounding the rebuilding of the Jewish temple, paving the way for rituals and sacrifices in Israel again after more than 2,000 years.
Catch up to current events of the first half of September 2018; middle east peace plan to be presented later in the month, Russia, Syria, and Turkey taking military action in Idlib, the Pacific and Atlantic suddenly "explode" with tropical storm activity and more.
Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and that the prophecies written in it are also from a divine source - God. However, many people only see the Bible as a historical text with no modern day value. My goal is to see what its author is claiming or trying to express to us - the readers - in light of the historical context and extra-biblical sources.
From the secular viewpoint, prophecy isn't real. If you don't believe in God or the supernatural, there's no room for prophecy as well. I take a look at one of the arguments against prophecy; that bible prophecy is too vague.
Catch up to current events of the last half of August 2018; middle east peace plan to be presented in September, Russia's largest military exercise in the midst of increasing tensions in Syria, Hawaii hit by hurricane Lane, increase in earthquakes and more.
Catch up to current events of the last half of July 2018; intense heatwaves in the US, UK, and parts of Asia. Wild fires around the world and an increase in volcanic activity. Israel and Hamas' increasing tensions and more.
The usual view of God is that he is an "all-powerful" deity that can do anything. This includes forgiving sins. So then why is a sacrifice needed in the Bible to do this very thing? To some, this goes against the all-powerful nature of God, but does it really? The Bible tells a different story. The focus here isn't on what God can or can't do, but rather what humanity DID, what they now NEED to do based on what they did, and how God FIXES it.
A much needed article for both skeptics of the bible and followers of Christ who are “asleep”. Don’t just listen to me and your Christian neighbor down the street, research this stuff for yourself. Test these things. If people are saying prophecy is being fulfilled, don’t just dismiss it but look into it. See if there’s truth to what they’re saying, and if not, you know how to better weed through the lies and misconceptions.