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How Prophecy is Fulfilled
Deuteronomy 13:1-3; Isaiah 45:1-6; Daniel 2:31-35; Acts 16:16-19
Prophecy and the Bible
Prophecy is an integral part of scripture from Genesis to Revelation. It is prophecy that sets the Bible apart from all world religions. Many religious leaders make predictions but none uphold the same standard as the Bible requires. The Bible sets two requirements for a prophet. First, the prophet must be 100% accurate; second, the prophet must draw others to the whole truth of God's word. In the book of Deuteronomy, God said that if a prophet declares a prediction that fails, he is not to be believed or regarded as a man of God (Deuteronomy 18:22). If a prophet is able to make a prediction that comes true but undermines the Word of God that has already been delivered, he is not of God. The Bible even warns that false prophets will be allowed to rise up in order to test God's people to see if they are seeking true God or something else (Deuteronomy 13:1-3).
Many false prophets have come and gone. Some are able to use divination to get a vague look into the future and many people are swept away by these prophets. Jeane Dixon boasted that she was 80% accurate. Dixon's predictions are vague enough to fit many events, so it isn't hard to see how she gained her accuracy. Michel Nostradamus is praised in the media and has many followers. Nostradamus was a French spiritist in the 1500s. His predictions are so vague that any number of events could fit. I watched a documentary that praised his abilities and then said, "His predictions are worded in such a way that it can be interpreted different ways by different people". That is a friendly way of saying that his predictions are vague. Here are some examples of his predictions: The year 1999 seven months.
From the sky will come the great King of Terror.
To resuscitate the great king of the Mongols. Before and after Mars reigns by good luck.
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