Jesus Better Than Nostradamus
Nostradamus is a semi-well known man who lived in the 1500's and made over 6000 predictions about the future, some of which have apparently come to pass. News media often sensationalize the things said by Nostradamus and it is claimed he predicted the fall of the twin towers on September 11, 2001. This is the wording of his prediction used to substantiate this claim.
In the year of the new century and nine months,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror…
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees.
Fire approaches the great new city…
In the city of York there will be a great collapse,
two twin brothers torn apart by chaos
while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb
third big war will begin when the big city is burning
Sounds convincing doesn't it - until you realise that his actual words were changed to make it sound real. Here is the actual words he said before they were changed.
"In the year 1999 and seven months, from the skies shall come an alarming powerful king" (Century 10:72).
"Two royal brothers shall war so much one against the other" (Century 3:97).
Once you know what was really said, and that it comes from two separate "predictions" then you realise it is quite stitched together to make it sound realistic. On wikipedia it asserts the following. "Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power."
Enter Jesus who one week before his death was walking with his disciples through the streets of Jerusalem. His disciples pointed out how amazing the temple was in all its glory and brilliance. (coated in gold no less) Jesus proceeded to predict the demise of the temple saying "not one stone will be left on another" and the demise of the city of Jerusalem saying "this generation will not pass until these things happen."
These things were recorded in the book of Matthew chapter 24, and were spoken by Jesus in 33 AD. Jesus went on to describe the agony of the siege and how it would get so bad that most people would not survive.
Just 37 years later General Titus (who would become the next Roman Emporer) oversaw the complete demolition of Jerusalem. He tried to preserve the temple, but a fire broke out in the temple grounds, melting gold into the cracks of the stones, and his solders tore all the stones apart to get the gold. Not one stone was left on another. If you want proof, go to Jerusalem where on the site of the Temple now stands the Al Aqsa Mosque, the 3rd holiest mosque to Muslims worldwide. There is no remnant of the temple. In addition the siege of Jerusalem was so bloody that 2 million people lost there lives... all of them Jews. History tells us that as a result of Jesus prediction, not a single Christian remained in Jerusalem because Christians knew what was going to happen.
Who is the better prophet Jesus, or Nostradamus?