What are your favorite Biblical prophecies?
Topic: Writing letters to whom it may concern ends
June 24, 2019 / By Rowena Question:
Some of mine are:
That Egypt and Tyre and everyone except Israel and Judea would be utterly destroyed, but look who was destroyed after all of that huffing and puffing? Israel and Judea. Pretty much everyone else did just fine.
The nonsense in Isaiah chapter seven that Christians interpret as a prophecy of Jesus. Turn the page and the kid he was talking about is born in chapter eight. The egomaniac was talking about his own kid! Aside from having a really long, ridiculous name, I don't remember much about him.
And Revelation, addressed as a warning to seven Christian churches in the Roman province of Asia minor, which is now Turkey, and entirely Muslim. I guess they probably aren't too concerned about it.
What are your favorites?
Best Answers: What are your favorite Biblical prophecies?
Nancy | 8 days ago
Sometimes prophecies have two meanings. For instance in Revelation the 7 churches that were written letters, also describe time periods in the history of the church. We are currently Laodicea. When David was describing himself and some of the torment he was experiencing(like Psalms 22), he was also prophesying about the Messiah. When Jesus was warning the disciples of when to leave Jerusalem, he was also giving the people at the end of time the warning signs of the time of trouble, and the Second Coming. It is a common and reoccurring theme in the Bible for prophecies to apply literally to one thing and then symbolically to something else. It is not simply people looking for interpretations either, it is how God wrote it.
Dude above me. You may think that is a pretty blatantly false prediction. However if you look at the root word that was translated it means generation, race or peoples. So Jesus was saying, since he had just been describing the destruction of Jerusalem, that the Jewish people would not be wiped out. Think about it, just replace the word generation with race. It makes a lot more sense, and it is still true. If you think I am pulling crap from my butt, let me copy and past the exact quote that has a superscript with the other word.
34I tell you the truth, this generation[e] will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
a.1. Matthew 24:5 Or Messiah; also in verse 23
b.2. Matthew 24:15 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11
c.3. Matthew 24:29 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4
d.4. Matthew 24:33 Or he
e.5. Matthew 24:34 Or race
f.6. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son.
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Originally Answered: Atheists, what do you make of all the biblical prophecies that seem to have been fulfilled?
1. There are several mundane ways in which a prediction of the future can be fulfilled:
1. Retrodiction. The "prophecy" can be written or modified after the events fulfilling it have already occurred.
2. Vagueness. The prophecy can be worded in such a way that people can interpret any outcome as a fulfillment. Nostradomus's prophecies are all of this type. Vagueness works particularly well when people are religiously motivated to believe the prophecies.
3. Inevitability. The prophecy can predict something that is almost sure to happen, such as the collapse of a city. Since nothing lasts forever, the city is sure to fall someday. If it has not, it can be said that according to prophecy, it will.
4. Denial. One can claim that the fulfilling events occurred even if they have not. Or, more commonly, one can forget that the prophecy was ever made.
5. Self-fulfillment. A person can act deliberately to satisfy a known prophecy.
There are no prophecies in the Bible that cannot easily fit into one or more of those categories.
2. In biblical times, prophecies were not simply predictions. They were warnings of what could or would happen if things did not change. They were meant to influence people's behavior. If the people heeded the prophecy, the events would not come to pass; Jonah 3 gives an example. A fulfilled prophecy was a failed prophecy, because it meant people did not heed the warning.
3. The Bible also contains failed prophecies, in the sense that things God said would happen did not (Skeptic's Annotated Bible n.d.). For example:
* Joshua said that God would, without fail, drive out the Jebusites and Canaanites, among others (Josh. 3:9-10). But those tribes were not driven out (Josh. 15:63, 17:12-13).
* Ezekiel said Egypt would be made an uninhabited wasteland for forty years (29:10-14), and Nebuchadrezzar would plunder it (29:19-20). Neither happened.
4. Other religions claim many fulfilled prophecies, too (Prophecy Fulfilled n.d.).
You were referring, of course, to Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, a much-too-neglected Biblical name (although one of the actors on the series The 4400 was named Mahershalalhashbaz Ali).
My favorite, presumably because it is the most important, is the prediction that the generation that heard Jesus would not pass away until all the things he predicted were fulfilled. Only a Christianity that can take fully seriously that prediction and its lack of fulfillment is a genuinely Biblical Christianity.
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my favorites are the promises that Jesus will come back one day and take his children up with him to heaven.
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“And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh, yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.”
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Originally Answered: Science make thousands of fulfilled prophecies daily. How does the bible compare in Prophecies department?
Qualifications for the Jewish Messiah FULFILLED in Jesus:
a = OT (prophesy)
b = NT (fulfilled)
1. A descendant of Abraham
a. Genesis 22:18; b. Luke 3:34, Galatians 3:16
2. A descendant of Isaac
a. Genesis 21:12; b. Luke 3:34
3. A descendant of Judah
a. Genesis 49:10; b. Luke 3:33
4. A descendant of Jesse
a. Isaiah 11:1; b. Luke 3:32
5. A descendant of King David
a. Jeremiah 23:5; b. Luke 3:31
6. Born in Bethlehem
a. Micah 5:2; b. Luke 2:4-7
7. Presented with gifts by Magi from Persia
a. Psalm 72:10; b. Matthew 2:1,11
8. Called Immanuel ("God with us")
a. Isaiah 7:14; b. Matthew 1:23
9. His ministry was to begin in Galilee
a. Isaiah 9:1; b. Matthew 4:12-17
10. Enters Jerusalem on a donkey
a. Zechariah 9:9; b. Luke 19:35-37
11. Betrayed by a friend
a. Psalm 41:9; b. Matthew 26:49-50
12. Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver
a. Zechariah 11:12; b. Matthew 26:15
13. Coins Thrown on the Floor
a. Zechariah 11:13; b. Matthew 27:5
14. Christ's Followers Desert Him
a. Zechariah 13:7; b. Matthew 26:56
15. Christ Accused by False Witnesses
a. Psalm 35:11; b. Matthew 26:59
16. Christ Silent Before Accusers
a. Isaiah 53:7; b. Matthew 27:12
17. Christ Struck and Spat Upon
a. Micah 5:1; b. Matthew 27:30
18. Christ to be Scourged
a. Isaiah 50:61; b. John 19:1
19. Crucified (predicted before Crucifixion was invented by Romans!):
a. Psalm 22:16; b. Luke 23:33
20. Crucified with thieves
a. Isaiah 53:12; b. Matthew 27:38
21. Clothes were gambled for
a. Psalm 22:18; b. John 19:23-24
22. His bones would not be broken
a. Psalm 34:20; b. John 19:33
23. His side pierced
a. Zechariah 12:10; b. John 19:34
24. Christ to be Mocked
a. Psalm 22:7; b. Mattthew 27:39
25. Christ Thirsted and Given Vinegar
a. Psalm 69:21; b. John 19:28
26. Christ Prayed for Enemies
a. Isaiah 53:12; b. Luke 23:34
27. Buried in a rich man's tomb
a. Isaiah 53:9; b. Matthew 27:57-69
28. Resurrected from the dead
a. Psalm 16:10; b. Acts 2:31, Matthew 28:6
29. Ascended into Heaven
a. Psalm 68:18a; b. Acts 1:9