Brother Ron Barnes
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Prophecy


Dear Brother Ron

If a "prophecy" can only be interpreted AFTER an event as being fulfilled but can't be used to predict, is it really a prophecy? So often I see prophecies "proved true" because of stretches to make them match an event in the past. I have never seen a prediction of any magnitude come true that wasn't either:

A. Self-fulfilling (The Jews reclaiming Israel - no miracle - it was deliberately
     done with superior fire power)
B. A constant state of affairs (war, rumors of war)
C. An extreme likelihood (tonight - dark. scattered light toward morning)
D. Based on mathematical and scientific probability (devastating natural
     disaster)

When has a major prophecy been worth ANYTHING before the event it supposedly predicted?

Holy C


Dear Holy C


This almost approaches the "infinite number of monkeys" theory. This theory states that, if you put an infinite number of monkeys at an infinite number of keyboards for an infinite amount of time, they will eventually produce all the works of Shakespeare.

Over the past five thousand years, there have been multitudes of prophesies by a multitude of prophets. So when something happens, you can almost always dig back through these prophesies and find one that made an accurate prediction. Never mind the multitude that got it wrong and never mind that the prophet did not accurately predict the time of the event. A prophesy is a prophesy.

Luke 17:20 And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation.

I prefer to live my life the same way you eat an elephant-one bite at a time.

Best always
Brother Ron