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A Flat Tyre (8 of 40)
Series: Book You Can Trust
Dr. John Phillips states in his book Exploring Prophecy:
"Of the hundreds of specific and detailed prophecies in the Bible we could examine, here is one of the most famous: the body of prophecy concerning the destruction of Tyre. That magnificent Phoenician city on the coast of Palestine was leveled to the dust by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. in one of history's most spectacular battles."
Tyre was the proudest and most prosperous city on earth when Ezekiel wrote chapters 26 and 28 - the emporium of the world, its markets bulging with gold and precious stones from Ethiopia and Arabia, silver from Spain, tin from Britain, emeralds from Damascus, ivory from the East, and wheat, honey, and oil from Palestine.
What is the simplest and yet most profound evidence the Bible offers? Fulfilled Biblical prophecy. What an irrefutable verification reserved to the Judeo-Christian Scriptures alone. Prophecy is the missing element in all other sacred scriptures of the world's religions, It is not to be found in them, by contrast prophecy comprises about one third of the Scriptures! When we say PROPHESY we mean detailed, specific descriptions of future events.
Not a few, hundreds.
Not close calls, fulfilled to the letter.
Prophesies written centuries, many centuries before they took place.
Because of the undeniable verification of history pre-written by God, may I impress upon your heart that the book you hold in your hands is unlike any other in the Universe? And with that truth deeply upon our hearts, in the days ahead, shouldn't we treat it differently, read it diligently, wait before it expectantly and from it learn to live triumphantly?
Last week we started to look at FIVE EVENTS GOD DIRECTED AND FORETOLD THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF THE WORLD!
God writes history in advance. Declaring the future with precise details is a proof of God and His Divine Power! Now lets exam ...
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