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Believe God's Word


The Upward Look, by Jon Forrest

Believe God’s Word

There is a book called, The World’s Worst Predictions lists some of history’s all-time prophetic goofs.

King George II said in 1773 that the American colonies had little stomach for revolution.

An official of the White Star Line, speaking of the firm’s newly built flagship, the Titanic, launched in 1912, declared that the ship was unsinkable.

In 1939 The New York Times said the problem of TV was that people had to glue their eyes to a screen, and that the average American wouldn’t have time for it.

An English astronomy professor said in the early 19th century that air travel at high speed would be impossible because passengers would suffocate.

2 Peter 1:19-21 says of prophets, “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

The Word of God, in itself, is one of the great evidences of God’s existence. There have been many people who claimed to be prophets whose predictions fell apart. The prophecies in the Old Testament have proven to be 100% correct. The prophecies about the coming Messiah were all fulfilled, to the last one by Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the Christ. The experts of Jesus’ time misunderstood many of those prophecies, but that didn’t mean they weren’t fulfilled, it just means the didn’t understand. But once Jesus came, it was perfectly understandable as to how they were fulfilled. One day we will fully understand the prophecies of the second coming, but not until we see them fulfilled.

The Bible was written over a 4,000-year time period with over 40 writers. However, those writings are so well coordinated in their general purposes and themes that it is obvious that one mind was behind the entire project. It all points to Jesus Christ, that being God’s love for mankind and his plan to bring us all into relationship with him. The coordination and unity of this book is nothing less than miraculous. That is why I say the Bible is a serious evidence of the existence and working of God.

That’s why we call it, THE WORD OF GOD!

This Sunday, July 19, 2020 will share with you another message from our series on the writings of Peter. The series is called Living Hope. This message based on 2 Peter 1:12-21 is titled MORE THAN JUST A BOOK. I hope you will join us in the FCC worship center or on Facebook Live at 10:30am. I’ll look forward to sharing with you.

Believing God’s Word,

Jon

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