Q. Much has been said about prophecy and the Bible. Is the Bible totally accurate in the prophecies it contains and can you site some examples. I believe Mike covered a number of prophecies in the Old Testament a few years ago. Can you refresh our memory?
1* ¶ Now in the eleventh year, on the first of the month, the word of the LORD came to me saying,
2* “Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, ‘Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,’
3* therefore thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
4* ‘They will destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; and I will scrape her debris from her and make her a bare rock.
5* ‘She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘and she will become spoil for the nations.
6* ‘Also her daughters who are on the mainland will be slain by the sword, and they will know that I am the LORD.’”
7* For thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I will bring upon Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry and a great army.
8* “He will slay your daughters on the mainland with the sword; and he will make siege walls against you, cast up a ramp against you and raise up a large shield against you.
9* “The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers.
10* “Because of the multitude of his horses, the dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake at the noise of cavalry and wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.
11* “With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will slay your people with the sword; and your strong pillars will come down to the ground.
12* “Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.
13* “So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
14* “I will make you a bare rock; you will be a place for the spreading of nets. You will be built no more, for I the LORD have spoken,” declares the Lord GOD.
15* ¶ Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre, “Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall when the wounded groan, when the slaughter occurs in your midst?
16* “Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment and be appalled at you.