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Questions tagged [prophecy]

the communication of messages directly received from God, either in biblical or modern times.

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“As it is written in their Law”—A Prophecy?

There is a well-known 'Bible-difficulty' in John 15:25: John 15:23-25 (DRB) He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they ...
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Seventy weeks prophecy: -445+476 equals 31?

Take 173,880 days and stack them in 365.25-day calendar, you get 476 years and 25 days. But -445+476=31 and not 30, which is the year that Jesus was crucified. How do I solve this? It has been ...
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How many prophecies in the Old Testament are about Jesus?

From what I’ve ‘heard’ at times there are select prophecies in the Old Testament that are apparently a reference to Jesus. Are there only a select few, if so which are they? Or are they a truly ...
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Reference for Comprehensive Prophecy Analysis in Scripture?

What all resources/expositions/writings have been published as a comprehensive analysis of prophecy in Scripture? Any resources about prophecy in all of Scripture, its fulfillment, extrabiblical ...
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According to Preterists what happens next?

Is there an end of the world? Or does it pretty much continue on like this forever, ever populating heaven (and "hell"?)?
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How can we understand the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9:26?

According to the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9 the seventy weeks terminate in AD34. Daniel 9:26 New King James Version (NKJV) 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall [a]be cut off, ...
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How was the 70 weeks of Daniel understood over the ages?

What were the beliefs regarding the total fulfillment/non total fulfillment of Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy before the Scoffield bible era? I am especially interested in those who believed there was ...
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According to Preterism is the land mentioned in Ezekiel 37:25 “Heaven”?

NIV Ezekiel 37: 24 My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I ...
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According to SDA theology when does the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8:13-14 begin?

Daniel 8:13-14 NIV 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the ...
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Does anyone remember prophecy of beast with thousand names or possible Mandela effect?

I have a memory of reading about end times prophecy that talks about beast with thousand names and at that time I thought that now when people have lot of nicknames and usernames on internet, maybe ...
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Biblical Prophecy about Sign of the Cross?

Is there any Biblical prophecy mentioning that there will be a sign of the cross put in the sky? Either in the Old Testament or the Book of Revelation?
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The Western Wall

Is the "Western Wall" a part of the temple wall that Jesus said would Not have one stone left upon another and if so was he referring ahead to a later time because the chapter is about the end of the ...
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How did John the Baptist or Jesus fulfill Malachi 3:3?

Malachi 3:1-3 Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom ...
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Which prophecies does Justin Martyr claim predict Jesus' Advent? Please identify them

In his First Apology Justin Martyr writes: We find it also predicted that certain persons should be sent by Him into every nation to publish these things, and that rather among the Gentiles [than ...
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Popes Coat of Arms and Saint Malachy Prophecy of the popes

I was going to ask about the potential validity of the saint Malachy prophesy of the popes as I once did on "Catholic Answers" message board years ago, but doing a search to check for redundancy, I ...
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Daniel's timeline - Yom Kippur dates 2024 [closed]

Hello, I have been working on a hypothetical Daniel’s timeline for the final “week” of 7 years prophecy (using dispensational/literal interpretation of days in the timeline) described in Daniel/...
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Isn't Israel the firstborn Son of the Lord?

We read in Exodus 4:22 that the people Israel are God's firstborn son: "Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn. (NASB) So now, how can Jesus be the ...
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Was the 1914 prophecy (derived from the book of Daniel) ever mentioned in any newspapers before World War I?

This question is about the time period of 2520 years derived from the book of Daniel and the calculations that that period ended in 1914. There is this other question that states that this ...
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Old Testament verses other than Genesis 3:15 speak of the “seed” of a woman. How, then, does it indicate a virgin birth? [closed]

I am researching prophecies about the virgin birth of Jesus in the Old Testament and am currently trying to find answers on specific issues. Genesis 16:10; 24:60; 4:25; Leviticus 22:13; 1 Samuel 2:20-...
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Understanding Zechariah's prophecy in Luke 1 as a Protestant, Evangelical Dispensationalist believer

In Luke 1:68–69, Zechariah says under the influence of the Holy Spirit: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation ...
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Virgin Mary in Old Testament?

Are there any Old Testament passages that could be or have been taken to refer to Virgin Mary? If so, what is it they are taken to be saying or prophesying about her?
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Reason for the references to Christ hundreds of years before first century, in Book of Mormon

A common understanding among Christians is that Jesus "fulfilled the law" because of keeping the Mosaic law perfectly until his sacrificial death. After Jesus fulfilled the law, the animal sacrifices ...
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Jeremiah's seventy years

Many people come to different conclusions around the seventy year exile prophesied I. Jeremiah 25:11. Some say they were 360 day prophetic years, others say "seventy years" is a phrase to mean a ...
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What verses focus on the prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus being pierced on the cross? [closed]

What are the specific versus that support the prophesy of Jesus' side being pierced on the cross?
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Why did no New Testament books mention AD70? [duplicate]

My full question is; which of the New Testament books were written after AD70? Assuming there are several, why did none of them mention the 'earth-shattering' events of AD70? The destruction of the ...
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Are there any Christian Restorationist denominations that believe their establishment was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy?

Are there any Christian Restorationist denominations that believe their establishment was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy? If so, which denominations and which prophecies?
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Ezekiel on Egypt's 40 year desolation

Does anyone have any more knowledge regarding Ezekiel's prophecy about Egypt becoming desolate for 40 years? I know that Nebuchadnezzar ransacked much of Egypt and carried away booty as Ezekiel had ...
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What is the biblical basis to say that prophetic words spoken today are equivalent in authority to scripture?

Continuationists, in general believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still active and available today, including prophecy. So far as I am aware, prophecy in this context refers to (or in ...
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What is the biblical basis in the Old Testament for the belief that the Messiah must be God?

Christians believe that Jesus, the Messiah, is God. My question is: What is the biblical basis in the messianic prophecies and other passages in the Old Testament for the belief that the Messiah must ...
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How did Matthew know that Hosea 11:1 was about Jesus? [closed]

How did Matthew know that Hosea 11:1 was about Jesus? “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. (NIV) Even looking at the context of the verse, I see no clues that ...
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How do one know that the Bible is absolutely true and is not a “make believe” fiction? [duplicate]

From the agnostic/skeptic side of view not my side because I am a Catholic: there is the possibility of the Bible fulfilled prophecies being made up in the new testament to make it match up with the ...
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Who or what is the origin of the Seven Mountain Mandate?

In Charismatic circles, there is a movement or teaching called the Seven Mountain Mandate. In a nutshell, we are taught that it is God's purpose for the Church or Christians to have influence, or take ...
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100 Year Anniversaries? - Sacred Heart of Jesus

May 13, 2017 will see the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima at Fatima, Portugal. Many of the prophecies may or may not be fulfilled according to how an individual interprets ...
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Did David prophesy “God ruling the nations from a Tree”?

A few days ago (on the Feast of the Cross) the Vexilla Regis popped up in the breviary. Its 3rd/4th stanza says: That which the prophet-king of old hath in mysterious verse foretold, is now ...
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How do Catholics understand the gathering of Jews in Isaiah 43:5–6?

Isaiah 43:5–6 reads: 5 Fear not, for I am with you;       from the east I will bring back your offspring,       from the west I will ...
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What is the Ezekiel War Theory?

I was watching an Evangelical thriller movie the other night (Jerusalem Countdown) which was an apocalyptic film that centered around the Ezekiel War Theory. What is this theory exactly? From what I ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for considering techniques like cold reading to be prophecy?

Some modern day charismatic teachers exercise a kind of prophecy that seems very similar to non-Christian psychic readings or secular cold reading techniques. One example is Shawn Bolz prophesying, ...
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In Scripture - Was Prophecy That was Spoken in Good Faith, ever Corrected?

1. Question - A Reference Request: Is there any occasion in scripture where someone prophesied to another and made an honest mistake, or were later corrected? Note: This is apart from any ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for “Schools of Prophecy”?

1. Question - A Reference Request for a Biblical Basis : Is there any Biblical Basis for "Schools of Prophecy" - where People are trained how to use the Gift of Prophecy they already have? Closely ...
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Original Sin as described in The Poem of the Man-God

How do the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the nature of Original Sin conflict with the (alleged) private revelations of Maria Valtorta, as documented in her book The Poem of the Man-God? ...
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What term is used to mean a prophetic message has a present and future application?

I am looking for the term that describes prophecy as both present and future in meaning.
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Has the Catholic Church made a list of events in the life of Jesus which took place in fulfillment of prophecies of the Old Testament?

There appears to be a number of events in the life of Jesus which took place in order to fulfill one prophecy or other of the Old Testament, but are not specifically quoted as such by the evangelists. ...
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How are the broken bones in the Shroud of Turin seen to be consistent with the bones of Jesus not being broken?

Many Christians believe that the Shroud of Turin is authentic. Recent research demonstrates how two nails pierced the right foot of Jesus, and the first nail actually went through his heel bone. ...
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What does Pentecostalism consider Prophetic Fine Art to be?

In many Pentecostal churches, they talk about prophetic art - pictures/paintings with prophetic value. And of course, the Catholic Church is full of art, but do they consider their churches art ...
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Was the “abomination of desolation” Caligula's proposed statue in the Temple? [duplicate]

In Mark 13:14 (and similarly in Matthew 24:15) Jesus is reported as saying: "When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then ...
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Using the Hebrew calendar is there a way to determine when the seventy seven's starts and ends? [closed]

Using the Hebrew calendar is there a way to determine the start and end of the seventy seven's. Will it end on a jubilee year, and how will that date translate to our current calendar, for example ...
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Did Isaiah prophesy the countenance of Jesus who was undergoing Passion?

While most people agree that Jesus, in His human form, had a serene and attractive countenance, a few insist that He had the looks of an average person (by human standards). They quote Isaiah 53:2 ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what is meant by the prophecy, “A bruised reed he will not break . . .”?

Isaiah 42:3 has this prophecy: A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. What does this prophecy imply, and how was it fulfilled? Are there any authentic ...
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How can the “Son of Man” passages of Matthew 24 be interpreted as a fulfilled prophecy?

Matthew 24 contains a prophecy spoken by Jesus. In verse 34, He says, "Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place." (ESV) This verse is sometimes used ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 24: 1-34 about the generation that would not pass away before great tribulation

Jehovah's Witnesses teach that the last days started in 1914 because that was the year that the world changed from the start of WW1. The drastic changes from 1914 onward are the sign of the Lord's ...