Category Archives: Prophecy

64. Did Jesus set a deadline for his return?

The end of all things is near. — 1 Peter 4:7 “Say what you like,” we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that … Continue reading

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63. If God can write on a wall, why can’t he write his own Bible?

Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. — Daniel 5:5 According to Daniel chapter 5, God … Continue reading

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60. Did Zechariah 9:9-10 accurately predict that Jesus would ride a colt? And become a king? And bring world peace?

Let’s finish out Zechariah 9, which contains some of the Bible’s most specific prophecies about the messiah. Zechariah 9:9-10 As you’ll recall, God (speaking through his mouthpiece Zechariah) had encouraged the Jewish remnant to rebuild his temple, which he promised … Continue reading

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59. Did Zechariah fail to predict the fate of the second temple? (Zechariah 9:8)

If the Bible is the product of divine inspiration, then there should be no failed prophecies, and many Christians claim there are none. Fulfilled prophecy is strong evidence that God is the author of the Bible because when you look … Continue reading

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54. Did Isaiah 7:14 predict the virgin birth of Jesus?

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give … Continue reading

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51. Was David prophesying of Jesus in Psalm 110?

The book of Psalms is a collection of songs, most of which are attributed to King David. Many of the Psalms sing God’s praises, many plead for protection and blessings, and a handful are cited by Christians as inspired messianic … Continue reading

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43. Did the Bible accurately predict the future of Tyre (Ezekiel 26)?

Let’s face it, an in-depth knowledge of ancient Tyre won’t make you the life of any party (unless it’s a party for archaeologists, which I imagine would be pretty dead), but these events are extremely important. Why? Because according to many believers, some … Continue reading

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