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The Bible is a book, not unlike a Stephen King novel but a lot less believable and certainly less exciting. There are a lot of things wrong with this ancient tome, not the least of which are the many assertions, or prophecies, claimed by the author as absolute and truth whose origins were the Old Man himself, and therefore must not be questioned.
Well, the fact is, like many things the Old Man was alleged to have said lots of them have been well, wrong. Here are six examples of Biblical future telling that made about as much sense as a guy named Jesus rising from the dead and ascending into heaven.
Let’s face it, if the Bible were true it would not contain any failed prophecies, yet it does. Before we explore the failed prophecies made in the Bible let’s discuss the so-called fulfilled prophecies. Most of the prophecies from the Old Testament, like those fulfilled by Jesus, are only “fulfilled” within the stories of the New Testament. In light of the Bible being a work of fiction this is no big deal, the writers of the NT simply wrote stories involving characters who fulfilled the prophecies made in the OT stories. As for the prophecies that are claimed to have been fulfilled by actual real life events they are vague prophecies that could easily be applied to a plethoraof events. There are cases where the Bible makes very specific prophecies but to no surprise these are the ones that have failed:
FAIL: The river mentioned here is the Nile which never dried up and is still one of Egypt’s greatest natural resource.
FAIL: There are still uncircumcised people living in Jerusalem even today.
FAIL: Ezekiel predicts that Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon will conquer Egypt utterly destroying it, slaying and scattering its people. In 568 BCE Nebuchadnezzar tried to conquer Egypt and Egypt survived with no apparent damage. Aahmes ruled for another generation over a prosperous Egypt and lived to see Nebuchadnezzar die. The Egyptians were not scattered or dispersed.
FAIL: Never in its long history has Egypt been uninhabited for forty years.