Prediction In The Bible

There are many predictions written in the pages of the Bible. The accounts of the Messiah are prime examples. Indeed, many of these predictions have been fulfilled; so many, in fact, that it is science which influenced the early writers of the Old Testament to include these predictions, not science itself.

The Bible speaks of many predicted future events that have already taken place. It tells of the past, present and future. These prophecies are written in a way that they can come true only one way. If they do not happen as predicted, they will not come true at all.

The Bible can predict the future? The simplest answer would be: Yes. Let me say straight up that the Bible is God’s Word and the opinions in this post should not be taken as criticism of God’s Word. As we go through just a few of the many Scriptures that you can easily find yourself, I believe you will see why it pays to read your Bible.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Bible being one of the greatest pieces of work that has ever been written. There is no denying that many people enjoy reading it as well as checking out what they consider to be accurate predictions it contains.

Prediction In The Bible

There are many ways to verify the reliability of Scripture from both internal evidences of transmission and agreement, to external confirmation through archeology and science. But perhaps the most persuasive argument can be found in the area of prophecy. If a book accurately and repeatedly predicts the future, it can safely be said that something special is going on, perhaps even something supernatural. And there are so many prophecies in the Scriptures that it should be easy to take a look and decide if the Bible is supernatural.

There are so many fulfilled prophecies! In fact, there are so many fulfilled prophecies in the Bible that it is hard to know where to begin! A simple search on the internet will provide you with literally hundreds of sites listing a multitude of fulfilled prophecies in both the Old and New Testaments. It’s difficult to know where to begin here in our limited discussion of the issue, so we’ll focus narrowly on some of the biggest and best known of prophecies!

Prediction In The Bible

2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 64 helpful votes 

Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 22:7 ESV / 52 helpful votes 

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Acts 20:30 ESV / 48 helpful votes 

And from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes 

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 29 helpful votes 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 29 helpful votes 

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

Romans 15:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes 

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 26 helpful votes 

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Isaiah 7:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Daniel 2:1-49 ESV / 18 helpful votes 

In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. And the king said to them, “I had a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.” Then the Chaldeans said to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.” The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The word from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins. …

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes 

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Revelation 22:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes 

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

Revelation 12:1-2 ESV / 16 helpful votes 

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.

Matthew 24:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”

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