An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 5

Now that we've actually covered Ezekiel's prophecy of Tyre in detail, I'd like to make some closing observations. The Track Record For a moment, let's consider the way the Old Testament god operates. He does nothing halfway. One of the examples that really stands out to me is the story of Elijah versus the 450… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 5

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 4

In this study so far, I've argued that Ezekiel's prophecy against Tyre fails on the surface, since he claimed Tyre would be utterly destroyed and never rebuilt and that didn't happen. We've also covered a brief history of Tyre, and we've examined the first 6 verses of the prophecy and determined that the prophecy is… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 4

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 3

In the first post, I argued that this prophecy simply fails at face value. Ezekiel predicted that Tyre would be completely destroyed and never rebuilt, yet that didn't happen. Tyre experienced a long history of both prosperity and calamity, and today, it's the 4th largest city in Lebanon. In the second post, I briefly recounted… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 3

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 2

In the previous post, I argued that this prophecy simply fails at face value. Ezekiel predicted that Tyre would be completely destroyed and never rebuilt, yet that didn't happen. Tyre experienced a long history of both prosperity and calamity, and today, it's the 4th largest city in Lebanon. In this post, we'll examine that history… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 2

An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 1

In the last few weeks, I've had to delve back into a subject that I haven't spent much time researching since my initial deconversion. Ezekiel's prophecy of Tyre, which can be found in Ezekiel 26-28, was a major piece of evidence for me in showing that the Bible was not as accurate as I had… Continue reading An Examination of Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Tyre: Part 1

Cities Without Walls

There's a passage in Ezekiel that some Christians view as a prophecy that has been fulfilled by modern Israel: and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ -- Ezek… Continue reading Cities Without Walls

Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Israel’s Restoration

I was recently told that an excellent example of prophecy fulfillment in the Bible is the prophecy that the nation of Israel would be restored, as recorded in Ezekiel 4. If true, that would be a huge boost to the Bible's credibility, so let's dig in and see how it fares. In Ezek 4:4-6, God… Continue reading Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Israel’s Restoration

Does the Bible Contain True Prophecies?

When I was a Christian, one of the biggest reasons I had for believing the Bible was that it contained actual prophecy -- or so I thought. I mean, if a book gave specific, detailed prophecies that no one could have guessed, and then they came true, wouldn't that be good reason for believing that… Continue reading Does the Bible Contain True Prophecies?

Matthew 24: Let’s Hear All the Theories

In the comment section of my last post, several points were made about Matthew 24. It's not the easiest passage to come to terms with. When I was a believer, I had trouble nailing down exactly what was being talked about in this chapter, because much of the language is figurative, and... well... a straight… Continue reading Matthew 24: Let’s Hear All the Theories

Tecumseh the Prophet

I just finished reading The Frontiersmen by Allan Eckert, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't realize how little I knew about this period of American history, until I read this book. Eckert's book is not historical fiction, it's an actual history covering the settlement of the areas around Kentucky and Ohio. It centers mostly… Continue reading Tecumseh the Prophet