by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min.
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:20-21)
The Bible records many detailed prophetic predictions. If one prediction is accurate, it might be called coincidence. When dozens (even hundreds) come true, the odds become astronomical.
There are hundreds of fulfilled prophesies related to the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For instance, Micah 5:2 foretold the birthplace of Christ (Bethlehem) centuries before the Lord was born. Isaiah 53:9 tells us where and how the Lord would be buried.
Ezekiel 26:4-5 predicted that the walls of the island fortress of Tyre would be destroyed and scraped clean and become a place for fishermen to dry their nets. When Ezekiel was living, the island fortress of Tyre had not yet been built. Two hundred years later, in 332 B.C., Alexander the Great conquered Tyre by building a causeway from the old mainland city, scraping away everything but bare rock.
Of course, many prophecies remain to be fulfilled in the future. For example, an amazing prediction was made in Revelation 11:9 that many nations would view the same event within a few days’ time. When that prophecy was recorded, communication and transportation across the Roman Empire took months. Today, billions of people from around the world simultaneously watch the same event over television.
“I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:9-10). HMM III
Adapted from Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis by Dr. Henry Morris III.