Even though the historical evidence for the Bible is certainly very strong, I feel the Bible finds a greater level of verification for its claim for supernatural (divinely inspired) authorship from the hundreds of precisely fulfilled, and unambiguous, prophecies in it that can be verified by numerous outside sources. (of personal note: I consider Nostradamus to be a fairly ambiguous, after the fact, prophet). Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events-in detail-many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter—no errors. (The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.; Hugh Ross - Reasons To Believe)
Here are a few resources showing the clarity and authenticity of Bible prophecy:
Isaiah 53 and the Dead Sea Scrolls - verified prophecy before the birth of Christ
The Prophesied Second Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
Probability Of Just Eight Prophecies Being Fulfilled - Jesus - video
The Case for Jesus the Messiah — Incredible Prophecies that Prove God Exists By Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon, and Dr. Walter Kaiser, Jr.
Excerpt: But, of course, there are many more than eight prophecies. In another calculation Stoner used 48 prophecies (even though he could have used 456) and arrived at the extremely conservative estimate that the probability of 48 prophecies being fulfilled in one person is one in 10^157.
The King Jesus (A Precise Mathematical Prediction)
'Other than Christ, no other religious leader was foretold a thousand years before he arrived, nor was anything said about where he would be born, why he would come, how he would live, and when he would die. No other religious leader claimed to be God, or performed miracles, or rose from the dead. No other religious leader grounded his doctrine in historical facts. No other religious leader declared his person to be even more important than his teachings.'
The Precisely Fulfilled Prophecy Of Israel Becoming A Nation In 1948 - video
Bible Prophecy Fulfilled - Israel 1948 - article
Miracle In A Minefield - The Rebirth Of Israel & 1967 Six Day War
The precisely fulfilled prophecy of Israel becoming a nation again is of no small importance, since the restoration of Israel clearly signifies the time immediately preceding the return of Christ.
The Signs of Israel's Rebirth: Lesson 1: The Parable of the Fig Tree
Concluding Statement: Now it should also be perfectly clear what the parable of the fig tree in the Olivet Discourse means (Matt 24:32-34). As the disciples were walking into the city on Tuesday morning after Palm Sunday, they noticed that the tree which Jesus had cursed the day before had withered and dried up. Later, on Tuesday evening, when the memory of the withered fig tree was still fresh in their minds, Jesus spoke the parable in question. He said that when the church sees the fig tree leafing out again, it will know that "it is . . . at the doors." The Greek for "it is" can also be translated "he is." In prophecy, "door" is often a symbol for the passageway between heaven and earth (Rev. 4:1). What the parable means, therefore, is that when the nation of Israel revives after its coming disintegration and death in A.D. 70, the return of Christ will be imminent.
Even Sir Isaac Newton, who is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, scientist who has ever lived, was a avid student of Bible prophecy:
Sir Isaac Newton's Prediction For The Return Of Christ - Sid Roth video
"Prophetic Perspectives, 2008-2015" - Jim Bramlett
Excerpt: For years I have been intrigued with Newton's interpretation of Daniel 9:25 and the 62 weeks and 7 weeks (62 X 7 = 434 years, and 7 X 7 = 49 years), counted "from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem." In his commentary on Daniel, a copy of which I have, Newton wrote that the interpretation of those 69 weeks is usually incorrect, violating the Hebrew language. He said the two numbers should not be added together as most scholars do, but the 434 years refer to Messiah's first coming (which he demonstrated), and the 49 years refer to His second coming, after Israel is reestablished, an idea unheard of 300 years ago but happening in our generation The start date for counting has been controversial. Many thought the 49-year-count would be the date of Israel's rebirth on May 14, 1948, but, alas, that did not work out. Other dates were tried unsuccessfully. But what if the count begins on one of the two most historical dates in Jewish history, the date in the miraculous Six-Day War when Israel captured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount: June 7, 1967? Assume the 49-year count (49 Jewish years X 360 days = 17,640 days), does start on June 7, 1967. Using a date-counter Web site at timeanddate.com/date/duration.html we learn that the 17,640-day count takes us exactly to September 23, 2015. September 23, 2015 is the Day of Atonement! What are the odds against that? Many have believed that the Second Coming will be on the Day of Atonement. If he knew this, old Isaac Newton would be doing cartwheels and back flips right now.
The following scripture, which Jesus Himself spoke, gives significant weight to the idea that we should start our count of 17,640 days from the time Jerusalem came back into the hands of the Hebrews instead of counting the days from when Israel became a nation.
"They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
This following videos give 'astronomical' weight to the preceding prediction by Sir Isaac Newton of how the 'days of Daniel' are to be counted and is indeed very sobering:
Mark Biltz Talks About The Return Of Christ On Sid Roth - Solar & Lunar Eclipses - 2014 - 2015 - video
2012 - 2015 - Is Jesus Coming Soon? - Lunar Eclipses - Bible Prophecy - video
Here is another line of 'mathematical' evidence that lines up with the year 2015 as well:
Do 70 Jubilees predict the end of the world in 2015?
Excerpt: The 70 “sevens” in Daniel 9:24 are 70 Jubilee cycles. These 70 Jubilee cycles bring us to the end of the world. When the children of Israel entered Canaan, their promised land, the LORD gave them sabbatical cycles and Jubilee cycles. Sabbatical cycles are 7 years long and Jubilee cycles are 49 years long. Each Jubilee cycle consists of 7 sabbatical cycles. The 50th year is called the Jubilee.
Seventy “sevens” = 70 Jubilee cycles
70 x 7 x 7 = 3,430 years
Seventy “sevens” are decreed for your people to put an end to sin and to bring in everlasting righteousness.
The 70 Jubilee cycles point to the time when God’s people will no longer transgress His law. Eternal righteousness will be brought into their lives. Then Jesus will come to take them to heaven. The 70 Jubilees predict Christ’s second coming. The 70 Jubilees began in 1416 BC when God’s children entered Canaan. The 70 Jubilees will end 3,430 years later in 2015 AD when God’s children will enter heavenly Canaan. (Of note: In Bible prophecy 360 days are used for calculating the length of a year:
Also of 'coincidental' interest is that in Ancient Jewish wedding traditions, traditions which have many parallels to Christ coming for his bride, virgins wed on Wednesday. September 23, 2015, which is the Feast Of Atonement, also falls on a Wednesday;
Setting the Date for a Jewish Wedding
Excerpt: In the Talmudic era, virgin brides wed on Wednesday,
Another piece of very interesting evidence indicating that the return of Christ is very soon is the "Prophecy of the Popes":
Prophecy of St Malachy - video
Strange But True - Miracle Testimony
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Word Is Alive - Casting Crowns - music video
Here is an interesting point of authentication for the Holy Bible. The New Testament gospel is actually hidden within Genesis:
The New Testament Hidden In Genesis - Chuck Missler - video
Interestingly, the Bible also has a 'hidden watermark' of a 'heptadic structure of sevens' which authenticates it as inspired by God:
The Holy Bible - God's Watermark Of Authenticity - Ivan Panin - video
IS GOD A MATHEMATICIAN? - Ivan Panin
Excerpt: It was in 1890 that Dr Panin made the discovery of the mathematical structure underlining the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. He was casually reading the first verse of the gospel of John in the Greek: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with the God and the Word was God...". Dr Panin was curious as to why the Greek word for "the"' preceeded the word "God"' in one case and not the other. In examining the text he became aware of a number relationship. This was the first of the discoveries that led to his conversion and uncovered the extensive numeric code.
Here is a defence of the integrity of Ivan Panin's impressive work on Bible Numerics from 'higher level' criticism:
BIBLE NUMERICS EXAMINED -- PART 2
Chuck Missler - Hidden Torah Message Bible Code - video
As well there is a very mysterious 'Bible Code' in the Bible that has some very interesting results:
Scientific Reliability of the Bible - Bible Code Mystery Discussed At 26th Minute of Video - Don Johnson
Historically, the Bible has indeed proven extremely resilient in its historical accuracy with stunning archaeological confirmation:
Archeology: Digging for the Truth of the Bible - Dr. Don Patton - video
Turin Shroud Enters 3D Age - Front and Back 3-D images - articles and videos
This following recent video revealed a very surprising holographic image that was found on the Shroud:
Turin Shroud Hologram Reveals The Words 'The Lamb' - short video
Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis
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