Saturday, March 13, 2010
Bible's prophecies LOL
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it end is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.”
Christians say that the Bible is full of fulfilled prophecies. When you really study them you see they are weak. Either they happened at the same time as the author wrote them or backfilled them to fit history or if they were future references they are on the obvious side. No brilliance is required. There is the Daniel one about knowledge increasing and men running to and fro. Every subsequent generation could identify with them. Nothing outstanding. This is a major point. If every generation can identify with the prophecy then it is not truly a prophecy.
The key prophecy is Christ's return for Christians. What else would really matter? For the first generation that heard it they strongly identified with it. You see that clearly through all the books of the New Testament. Paul was discouraging getting married because the TIME WAS AT HAND. Yet that generation passed away and more than a couple of hundred more generations did likewise. This prophecy has failed but no Christian wants to admit it. They are not very good at accepting truth.
So, if you are a Christian reading this name me the strongest prophecy that we can see and validate. Picking Jesus' life is one of those backfilling ones. It could have predicted someone like Horus or Krishna or the dozens of other Messiahs as I talked about previously. Is there one that says at 3pm on January 15, 1987 this or that will happen? That would be a prophecy worth its salt.