Well, let's see. Jesus can't come back. Because he's DEAD, and according to your scriptures, contact with the dead is forbidden.
4/20/2008 12:29:56 PM
Ohmigawd, it's John McCain!
4/20/2008 12:34:57 PM
The destruction of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar.
Wow, that was easy!
4/20/2008 12:40:12 PM
Yay for impossible challenges! Find me something which is ~X and not ~X.
4/20/2008 12:40:40 PM
Why the hell don't you learn to spell.
Also, those 'prophecies' are so vague they could be applied to anything.
4/20/2008 12:44:42 PM
Give me any prophesy that is fulfilled
4/20/2008 12:49:19 PM
Give me one prophecy that hasn't been fulfilled, except for the ones that haven't been fulfilled.
4/20/2008 1:16:16 PM
Any prophesy will be fulfilled if it's vague enough or common enough. If you predict war, disease, famine, earthquakes, floods and other disasters, they're sure to come true at some point during the next 4,000 years. Now if the Bible had said back in 1,500 BC "there'll be a great war in the early 1940's", that would be impressive.
4/20/2008 1:18:01 PM
Impressive .... Nah!, it would be off by a full year, as the second world war started in 1939.
Not very good for an infallible supreme being imho :D
4/20/2008 1:22:07 PM
Jesus being the Son of David through the male bloodline?
Even the Bible shows that's a failed prophecy.
4/20/2008 1:47:00 PM
So, literally spelled out prophesies have come to pass? Specific dates, times, locations, etc? Or, have things happened that could have been predicted by any human being at any time, any where in the world? Things like famine, pestilence, war...all human conditions that I prophesy will occur in 100 years on the large continent with the prolific leader.
4/20/2008 2:06:00 PM
Edwardo, the patron saint of douche-baggery
Hey, I'm not your friend, guy!
4/20/2008 2:13:32 PM
I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.
4/20/2008 2:37:27 PM
But the question is: Now that people can reply pointing out Biblical prophecies that haven't came true and such, will he change his mind? No. Therefore, its not a challenge. Giving a real challenge means that you are honestly wondering if something can be done and will take action if you discover it can be.
4/20/2008 2:37:53 PM
This reminds of that Pearls before Swine cartoon where Rat buys a prophetic toaster. It says thinks like "There will be strife in the middle east, the government will complain about violent video games, and your toast will be burned to a crisp. Ding!"
It seems a lot of the biblical "prophecies" are minor events compared to predicting, say, the Holocaust or the 2004 tsunami.
4/20/2008 2:39:48 PM
"They are prophesies my friend."
Somebody has been watching too much O'Reilly Factor....
4/20/2008 3:16:47 PM
Jesus biographers, writing decades after his death, who have been steeped in Jewish prophetic literature since they were born, were writing books to try to convince others that Jesus was the Messiah. What are the chances that they would not insert every prophetic fulfillment they could imagine? Slim to none.
4/20/2008 3:21:26 PM
Did you ever notice how prophecies are written really vaugely?
Its so they can be easily applied to anything, and the writer doesn't look like a fraud.
4/20/2008 4:08:22 PM
It would be ok if it didn't turn out that profecies apparently have been fulfilled since 2000 years.
4/20/2008 4:46:24 PM
@ Eric, darn, I wanted to use that one :-}
So I'll just quote the predictions that came true instead:
Daniel 12:4 ...even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Oh, and there will be wars in the Middle East. If religion predicting that isn't a self-fulfilling prediction I don't know what is...
4/20/2008 4:55:41 PM
What's startling is not the number of unproven prophecies, but the number of things in the Bible that are interpreted as prophecies but manifestly aren't. Like, oh, lots of stuff in the book of Psalms.
4/20/2008 5:01:04 PM
It's only a challenge if one hasn't read the Bible.
4/20/2008 5:11:00 PM
Why hasn't Damascus been destroyed? There's one false prophecy. Would you like more? There's oodles.
4/20/2008 5:22:10 PM
Maybe you should read the Book of Jonah, Spectre.
4/20/2008 6:01:38 PM
No, that isn't even slightly challenging.
"Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat; the day that thou eatest thou shalt surely die."
According to Genesis 5:5, Adam lived almost a millennium after this prophesy.
If you want a few hundred more examples, I'll be happy to oblige.
4/20/2008 6:52:18 PM