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Where should I go to find information about the future?

Where should I go to find information about the future?

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  • 1. The Source Where can I find the truth about the future?
  • 2. Where Do I Find The Truth About The Future?
    • Science?
    • Universities?
    • Celebrities?
    • Psychics?
    • Internet?
    • Answer: The Bible
  • 3. Why The Bible?
  • 4.
    • The Bible Claims Authority
    • Isaiah 46:9-10 (NIV)
    •   9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;        I am God, and there is no other;        I am God, and there is none like me.
    •   10 I make known the end from the beginning,        from ancient times, what is still to come.        I say: My purpose will stand,        and I will do all that I please.
  • 5.
    • The Bible Claims Authority
    • 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
    • 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
  • 6.
    • The Bible Claims Authority
    • 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV)
    • 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
  • 7.
    • 2. The Bible has the greatest reliability .
    • Historical Authenticity is proven by the number of manuscripts and how close they are from the originals.
    24,633 80 yrs. 130 A.D. 48 A.D. New Testament 49 1,400 yrs, 1100 A.D. 384-322 B.C. Aristotle 7 1,200 yrs. 900 A.D. 427-347 B.C. Plato Tetralogies 8 1,300 yrs. 900 A.D. 480-425 B.C. Herodotus History 7 750 yrs. 850 A.D. 61-113 A.D. Pliny History 643 500 yrs. 400 B.C. 900 B.C. Homer Iliad No. of Manuscripts Time Span 1 st Copy When Written Author Book
  • 8.
    • 2. The Bible is correct archeologically. (Some examples)
    • Ebla archives
    • Walls of Jericho—discovery in 1930s by John Garstang
    • Source:
    • http://www.christiananswers.net/archaeology/
  • 9.
    • 3. The Bible is correct scientifically.
    • Earth hangs on nothing.
    • Job 26:7 (NIV)
    •   7 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;        he suspends the earth over nothing.
  • 10.
    • 3. The Bible is correct scientifically.
    • Earth is round.
    • Isaiah 40:22 (NIV)
    •   22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.   He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
  • 11.
    • 3. The Bible is correct scientifically.
    • Earth is round.
    • Luke 17:34-36 (NIV)
    • 34I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."
  • 12.
    • 3. The Bible is correct scientifically.
    • Water – Unexplained by science until Mariotte Perrault and Halley introduced modern hydrology and evaporation in the 17 th Century
    • Job 36:27-28 (NIV) – 1000 B.C.
    •   27 "He draws up the drops of water,        which distill as rain to the streams ;
    •   28 the clouds pour down their moisture        and abundant showers fall on mankind.
  • 13.
    • 3. The Bible is correct scientifically.
    • Water – Unexplained by science until Mariotte Perrault and Halley introduced modern hydrology and evaporation in the 17 th Century
    • Isaiah 55:10 (NIV) – 700 B.C.
    •   10 As the rain and the snow        come down from heaven,        and do not return to it        without watering the earth        and making it bud and flourish,        so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
  • 14.
    • 3. The Bible is correct scientifically.
    • Water – Unexplained by science until Mariotte Perrault and Halley introduced modern hydrology and evaporation in the 17 th Century
    • Psalm 135:6-7 (NIV) – 400 B.C.
    •   6 The LORD does whatever pleases him,        in the heavens and on the earth,        in the seas and all their depths.
    •   7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;        he sends lightning with the rain        and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
  • 15. Prophecy
    • 4. The Bible has 100% accuracy in regards to prophecy.
    • Ex.
    • Prophecies about Christ
    • Tyre & Sidon’s Destruction
  • 16. Prophecies about Christ The Law of Compound Probability There were over 300 prophecies concerning the first coming of Jesus Christ, which were 100% fulfilled in the life of Christ. The chances of just 8 of the these prophecies happening in the life of one man are staggering. We will take a look at some examples.
  • 17.
    • Born in Bethlehem = 1 in 200,000
    • Micah 5:2 (NIV)
    •   2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,        though you are small among the clans of Judah,        out of you will come for me        one who will be ruler over Israel,        whose origins are from of old,        from ancient times. "
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 18.
    • Enters Jerusalem on a Donkey = 1 in 100
    • Zechariah 9:9 (NIV)
    • The Coming of Zion's King
    •   9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!       Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!    See, your king comes to you,        righteous and having salvation,        gentle and riding on a donkey,        on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 19.
    • Betrayed for 30 pieces of Silver = 1 in 1000
    • Zechariah 11:12 (NIV)
    •   12 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 20.
    • Crucified – 1 in 10,000
    • During the time of David crucifixion wasn’t even invented yet.
    • Psalm 22:16 (NIV)
    •   16 Dogs have surrounded me;        a band of evil men has encircled me,        they have pierced my hands and my feet.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 21.
    • Silver Cast into the temple, potters field = 1 in 100,000
    • Zechariah 11:13 (NIV)
    •   13 And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"-the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 22.
    • Wounds in hand and body = 1 in 1,000
    • Zechariah 12:10 (NIV)
    • Mourning for the One They Pierced
    •   10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
    • Psalm 22:16 (NIV)
    •   16 Dogs have surrounded me;        a band of evil men has encircled me,        they have pierced my hands and my feet.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 23.
    • Innocent & Did Not Defend Himself = 1 in 1000
    • Isaiah 53:6-7 (NIV)
    •   6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,        each of us has turned to his own way;        and the LORD has laid on him        the iniquity of us all.
    •   7 He was oppressed and afflicted,        yet he did not open his mouth;        he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,        and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,        so he did not open his mouth.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 24.
    • Died with the wicked; Buried with the rich = 1 in 1,000
    • Isaiah 53:9 (NIV)
    •     9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,        and with the rich in his death,        though he had done no violence,        nor was any deceit in his mouth.
    Prophecies about Christ
  • 25. Prophecies about Christ The probability of just 8 of these prophecies occuring in the life of one man is 1 x 10 to the 17 th power = 100,000,000,000,000,000 Suggestion: Watch the Documentary “The Prophecies of the Passion”
  • 26. Prophecies about Tyre & Sidon
  • 27. What Will Happen to Tyre According to Ezekiel 26
    • 1. Tyre will be made bare like a flat rock
    • Ezekiel 26:4, 14 (NIV)
    • 4 They will destroy the walls of Tyre and pull down her towers; I will scrape away her rubble and make her a bare rock .
    • 14 I will make you a bare rock , and you will become a place to spread fishnets. You will never be rebuilt, for I the LORD have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD.
  • 28. What Will Happen to Tyre According to Ezekiel 26
    • 2. Tyre will be just be a place for fishermen to dry their nets.
    • Ezekiel 26:5, 14 (NIV)
    • 5 Out in the sea she will become a place to spread fishnets , for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD. She will become plunder for the nations,
    • 14 I will make you a bare rock, and you will become a place to spread fishnets . You will never be rebuilt, for I the LORD have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD.
  • 29. What Will Happen to Tyre According to Ezekiel 26
    • 3. Nations will rise against Tyre. They will come like waves of sea, one after another.
    • Ezekiel 26:2-3 (NIV)
    • 2 "Son of man, because Tyre has said of Jerusalem, 'Aha! The gate to the nations is broken, and its doors have swung open to me; now that she lies in ruins I will prosper,' 3 therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the sea casting up its waves .
  • 30. What Will Happen to Tyre According to Ezekiel 26
    • 4. Nebuchadnezzar will invade Tyre.
    • Ezekiel 26:7 (NIV)
    • 7 "For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: From the north I am going to bring against Tyre Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon , king of kings, with horses and chariots, with horsemen and a great army.
  • 31. What Will Happen to Tyre According to Ezekiel 26
    • 5. All the rubble of Tyre will be cast out into the sea.
    • Ezekiel 26:12 (NIV)
    • 12 They will plunder your wealth and loot your merchandise; they will break down your walls and demolish your fine houses and throw your stones, timber and rubble into the sea.
  • 32. What Will Happen to Tyre According to Ezekiel 26
    • 5. Tyre will never be rebuilt.
    • Ezekiel 26:14, 21 (NIV)
    • 14 I will make you a bare rock, and you will become a place to spread fishnets. You will never be rebuilt, for I the LORD have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD .
    • 21 I will bring you to a horrible end and you will be no more. You will be sought, but you will never again be found, declares the Sovereign LORD."
  • 33. What Actually Happened to Tyre?
    • Three years after the prophecy of Ezekiel Nebuchadnezzar attacked Tyre for 13 years. Breaking down its walls and towers.
    • Tyre moved all booty to an island half a mile offshore from the remains of the city – from there it remained impregnable.
    The Encyclopedia Britannica says: "After a 13-year siege (585-573 BC) by Nebuchadnezzar II, Tyre made terms and acknowledged Babylonian suzerainty." 8 When Nebuchadnezzar broke through the city gates, he found it nearly empty. Most of the people had moved by ship to an island about a half mile off the coast and fortified a city there. The mainland city was destroyed in 573 BC (Ezekiel's first prediction), but the city of Tyre on the island remained a powerful city for several hundred years. Source: http://www.allaboutthejourney.org/bible-prophecies-fulfilled.htm
  • 34. What Actually Happened to Tyre?
    • 250 years later Alexander the Great laid siege to Tyre. When the city refused to surrender… Alexander built a causeway from the mainland to the island 200 0 feet long and 20 feet wide using the rubble of the main city .
    "Alexander the Great" laid siege to the island fortress of Tyre in 332 BC. His army destroyed the remains of mainland Tyre and threw them into the Mediterranean Sea. As Alexander's army constructed a causeway to the island , they scraped even the dust from the mainland city, leaving only bare rock . Historian Phillip Myers in his history textbook, General History for Colleges and High Schools , writes, "Alexander the Great reduced Tyre to ruins in 332 BC. Tyre recovered in a measure from this blow, but never regained the place she had previously held in the world . The larger part of the site of the once great city is now as bare as the top of a rock -- a place where the fishermen that still frequent the spot spread their nets to dry ." 9 Source: http://www.allaboutthejourney.org/bible-prophecies-fulfilled.htm
  • 35. Benefits of Studying the End Times
  • 36.
    • It Helps you to be ready for His return.
    • 1 John 2:28-29 (NIV)
    •   28And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.  29If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
  • 37. B. It Helps you to be purposeful.
    • 2 Timothy 2:15-16 (NIV)
    • 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
  • 38. C. It Helps you to have the right priorities and right values.
    • 2 Peter 3:11-12 (NIV)
    •   11Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
    • Matthew 24:42 (NIV)
    •   42"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
  • 39. D. It Helps you to prepare for eternity.
    • Revelation 1:3 (NIV)
    •   3Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
    • Revelation 22:12 (NIV)  
    • 12"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
  • 40. Next Week