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What is the purpose of prophecy?
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:27am
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I like the one where jesus told everyone that some of those present would be there -- still be alive -- when he returned.

Now here we are 2017 years later and -- no jesus.

Have you seen the song-and-dance that's been used to explain THAT ONE away?

What good is prophecy if no one can decipher what they mean? And if they can mean a million different things depending on who's doing the deciphering?

Here's the exact wording of the most obvious of all failed prophecies:

"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. (Matthew 16: 27, 28)

  • According to my Southern Baptist inculcationsContrarian, Mon Aug 28 1:26pm
    David is a metaphor for The Lord. Jesus Christ Lord is to return at the exquisite height of the Battle of Armageddon, the Second Coming....to install the rule over this earth via the House of David.... more
    • What is the purpose of prophecy? — SES, Tue Aug 29 10:27am
      • The thing I wonder is whether or not theseSprout, Tue Aug 29 7:29pm
        charismatic religious leaders who crop up occasionally through history KNOW that they are simply scam artists? Or were they genuinely insane individuals who believed that they themselves were... more
      • But it is a tribute to the integrity of the authors and copying scribes of the New Testament that they left this verse in despite the fact that it had failed. DFM
        • So then that means that either...SES, Wed Aug 30 6:19am
          ...they did not accurately write down what jesus said, which makes the entirety of everything that they wrote suspect, or... ...they just made it up, which again makes the entirety of everything that ... more
      • A typo?Contrarian, Tue Aug 29 11:25am
        So there are a few imponderables. Big deal. Prophecy is all about THE PLAN. It's the presient future laid out for those with an eye to see and an ear to hear. I believe it. And I am not easily... more
        • A "typo". lol. That's a new one.SES, Tue Aug 29 11:43am
          "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing... more
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