Prophecies or Fallacies?
By Sanusi Olawale ibn AbdulWasiu
Christians guarantee that the Bible has many satisfied prophecies, and is evidence of its perfect motivation. In fact, these purported satisfied predictions fizzled, were false or weren’t predictions in any way. A significant number of these predictions are so ambiguous, they can be credited to various occasions. It’s likewise a reality that the Bible was composed numerous years after these assumed predictions and their “satisfaction” occurred. Whenever we point out an error, they try to cover up leaving another hole uncovered. In their thinking, once you are not a Christian, you lack the holy spirit and therefore, understanding the Bible becomes a big task.
Below are few out of the numerous unfulfilled prophecies from the Bible.
1. Isaiah 17:1 “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”
Are you kidding me? That prophecy is not fulfilled. Damascus is still inhabited today with over a million people, and hardly a ruinous heap.
This is what Wikipedia has to say about Damascus.
“Damascus (Arabic : ﺩﻣﺸﻖ Dimashq [diˈmaʃq] , Syrian : [dˈməʃe(ː)ʔ] ) is the capital and likely the largest city of Syria, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the battle for the city . It is commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic : ﺍﻟﺸﺎﻡ ash-Shām ) and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine ( Arabic : ﻣﺪﻳﻨﺔ ﺍﻟﻴﺎﺳﻤﻴﻦ Madīnat al-Yāsmīn). In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural center of the Levant and the Arab world. The city has an estimated population of 1,711,000 as of 2009.”
Who is responsible for this unfulfilled prophecy?
2. Isaiah 19:18 “In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
Another big joke. This is ridiculous! The Canaanite language has never been spoken in Egypt, and is now an extinct. Wikipedia has the confirmation…
“The Canaanite languages or Canaanite dialects are one of the four subgroups of the Northwest Semitic languages, the others being Aramaic, Ugaritic and Amorite. They were spoken by the ancient Semitic people of the Canaan and Levant regions, an area encompassing what are today Israel, Jordan, Sinai, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian territories, and also some fringe areas of southern Turkey and the northern Arabian peninsula. The Canaanites are broadly defined to include the Israelites (including Judeans and Samaritans), Phoenicians (including Carthaginians ), Amorites, Ammonites, Moabites, Edomites, Suteans, Ekronites, and Amalekites. The Canaanite languages had ceased to be everyday spoken languages by the 1st millennium AD, but Hebrew remained in continuous use by many Jews since that period into medieval times as a liturgical language, as a literary language, and for commerce, until it was revived as an everyday spoken language in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and became the main language of the Jews of Palestine and later the State of Israel. Hebrew is the only spoken Canaanite language today.”
3. Matthew 27:9 “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value.”
This prophecy was never spoken by Jeremiah. Then how come it was fulfilled?
The only similar verse can be found in the book of Zachariah and not Jeremiah.
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
Christians say that this prophecy was satisfied when Judas got 30 bits of silver for selling out Jesus. Matthew 27:9 quoted this verse, yet inaccurately acknowledged Jeremiah for the prediction.
Who is responsible for this error?
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