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?
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?
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.
Bible prophecy is often either avoided by Christians and the church or mocked by non-Christians. Does it only have to do with God's wrath and the "end of the world" or is there more to it?