Agnostics and atheists reject biblical prophets but throw a good old false prophet in front of them and they'll fall all over themselves repeating the lies. That always amazes me.
Before I address Bible prophecies, let me say this. We are told in the Bible how to judge prophets because it's true sometimes they all appear to be credible. Here's the key: If someone tells you so-and-so is right about 85 percent of the time, BEWARE! It even happens in the Christian community. Some TV evangelist or an evangelist who comes to your church starts with the "feel good" prophesying and the sheep will close their eyes and follow him/her anywhere.
There are two gifts of the Spirit, word of knowledge and word of wisdom. These are NOT what I'm talking about. I'll address these in another blog. The true called-by-God prophet doesn't sit around and spout prophecies. God may speak to them often, reveal things to them to teach them, but prophecies to speak out, rarely. And true prophets don't do 85 percent right. God's prophets are NEVER wrong. It's 100 percent right, you can take it to the bank.
I'm going to clear up something right now. Was Nostradamus a Christian? No he wasn't. Nostradamus was involved in the occult, and people would come to him for horoscopes and psychic advise. His predictions were so obscure you could read almost anything in them. He supposedly predicted the planes hitting the twin towers by writing:
"In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb",
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning"
Speaking of obscure, here's what he actually wrote:
The sky will burn at forty five degrees,
Fire approaches the great New City.
Immediately a huge scattered flame leaps up,
When they want to have proof of the Normans.
Are we getting close to the end? Yes. Everyone can feel it. Something big is getting ready to happen and people want to know what and when.
Look at the difference in prophecies by God. There's nothing obscure in them.
Chapter 13, verses 31, 32 and 33"
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
If you want to check out the prophecies for yourself, read Matthew chapter 24, Mark chapter 13 and Luke chapter 21. If you don't have a Bible, you can go to biblegateway.com