Category Archives: Prophecy

failed Bible prophecy and power

Prophecy, as I have written before, is primarily about God’s power. God says something will happen and then uses His power to make it come to pass. Prophecy fulfillment is about validating that power. Prophecy is not about knowledge. In … Continue reading

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the wayward prophet

In Jeremiah, God explains to his prophet that He selected Jeremiah as a prophet even before he was born. Jer 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained … Continue reading

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prophecy is a bad argument for foreknowledge

When debating Calvinists about if God knows the future, they often point to prophecy as a way to claim that God must know every detail about the future. But by their own standards, this is highly suspect. Take for example … Continue reading

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precursors to the gospel of Jesus

Mat 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Before Jesus preached his “gospel of the Kingdom”, two gospel accounts (Matthew and Luke) give … Continue reading

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God offers a plan b

In Exodus 32 the Bible records an instance of God conversing with Moses and offering Moses an alternative route to fulfill a particular prophesy/promise. The original promise was made to Abraham that Abraham’s descendants would become a great nation: Gen … Continue reading

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why Biblical prophecies fail

Throughout the Bible there are failed prediction prophecies. I am not referring to prophecies that just were not clear prophecies in the first place (such as Matthews’ “fulfillments”). I am not also talking about prophecies that were fulfilled in an … Continue reading

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failed prophecies in matthew

In the Gospel of Matthew, the author (Matthew) regularly claims that parts of Jesus’ life were “fulfilled” by the Old Testament. Christians claim that these were prophecies (predictions of future events) that were fulfilled. When looking up these passages in … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – baptism of fire

Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. There … Continue reading

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