Hear the Witnesses in their own Words
Does the Bible predict events hundreds of years ahead of time with specific detail?
Right after the attacks of September 11th, rumors abounded. Included among these were a good many lies. One such lie was that Jews had been warned in their synagogues ahead of time not to go to the World Trade Center on that day. This was based on the preposterous notion that the State of Israel had perpetrated the attack. Unfortunately, quite a few people believed this. According to one poll, more than 2/3rds of those polled in Pakistan believed that Israel perpetrated the attack – see Muslim Anti-Semitism: A Clear and Present Danger
Another tale that circulated the very next day had to do with Nostradamus’ prediction which he made hundreds of years earlier of the attack. The following is a portion of an email that made its way around the World Wide Web:
“In the City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb’ The third big war will begin when the big city is burning’ on the 11 day of the 9 month that…two metal birds would crash into two tall statues…in the new city and the world will end soon after” -Nostradamus, 1654
The problem with this note is that whoever put it together didn’t do their homework because Nostradamus died in 1566 – close to ninety years earlier. This is a classic urban legend found on many urban legend web sites: see Did Nostradamus Predict the 9/11 Attacks?
Is it possible to accurately predict the future? For true prophecy to occur, the following is a necessity:
In order to accurately predict the future, you must necessarily be outside of the time continuum.
In other words, the source of accurate prophecy must necessarily be outside the limits of our time-space-matter universe.
If the Bible consistently and accurately predicts the future (and does so many hundreds of years in advance), its Source must be Supernatural.