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Bible Prophecy and the Prophecy of Nostradamus. The Bible and Nostradamus w The Bible Claims to be uniquely inspired by God w How can we test whether.

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1 Bible Prophecy and the Prophecy of Nostradamus

2 The Bible and Nostradamus w The Bible Claims to be uniquely inspired by God w How can we test whether this claim is true? w How do we know that the Bible could not have been written by a man? w Only by comparing the Bible with prophecies of men.

3 The Bible and Nostradamus w Life of Nostradamus, his background, education w Centuries & Quatrains w How Nostradamus made the his predictions w Specific “Fulfilled” Prophecies Death of King Henry II Hitler’s Germany Man going into outer space w Failed Prophecies w Conclusions

4 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w Born in the Provençal city of St. Rémy (Avignon) w Born 14th Dec w According to tradition his father’s ancestors were eminent physicians, renowned for their learning w Family Jewish Catholics w Directly descended from rabbis, physicians and philosophers

5 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w In 1522, (18) left Avignon - Montpellier to study medicine w At only 21 he received a license to practice w He specialized in “le charbon” - bubonic / pneumonic plague

6 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w Married & settled in Agen w His wife and two children died of plague w His wife's family sued for the return of her dowry

7 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w He fell under suspicion of heresy in 1538 w He fled to Lombardy, and later to Sicily. w 1544 found him in Marseilles w 1546 he was invited to Aix - to cure plague w Remarried

8 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w Aix voted him a pension w He moved to Salon de craux where he aquired the name “the seer of Salon” w He was summonsed to Lyon to treat bubonic plague

9 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w The prediction of the accidental death of King Henri II of France in the summer of 1559 gave Nostradamus the reputation he has today w In 1566 he died probably of kidney failure resulting from heart disease (63)

10 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life w Facts About this man w Highly educated in: Greek Latin Mathematics Philosophy Magic (Science) A Doctor of Medicine Expert field - plague w Wealthy w Well traveled

11 Life of Nostradamus, his background, education Centuries & Quatrains How Nostradamus made the his predictions Specific “Fulfilled” Prophecies Death of King Henry II Hitler’s Germany Man going into outer space Failed Prophecies Conclusions The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life

12 The Bible and Nostradamus - Centuries & Quatrains w 1555 published 1st edition of the Centuries w A Centuary 100 prophecies Each of four lines (Quatrain) Written in rhyming verse All are totally self-contained Seldom does one quatrain relate to the adjoining quatrain

13 The Bible and Nostradamus - Centuries & Quatrains Written in the language of the occult Nostradamus embellished the rhymes with Latin, Hebrew, Portuguese and anagrams. He neglected to use specific dates w The centuries attracted wide attention w Though most thought it had been written by a mad man

14 The Bible and Nostradamus - Centuries & Quatrains w Conclusions w Interpretation is everything Language to Language Interpreting Anagrams Making Sense of Symbols used Making guesses at dates

15 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life Life of Nostradamus, his background, education Centuries & Quatrains How Nostradamus made the his predictions Specific “Fulfilled” Prophecies Death of King Henry II Hitler’s Germany Man going into outer space Failed Prophecies Conclusions

16 Prediction of the Great Plague of London, Methods Quatrain Pau, Verone, Vicenne Sarragousse, De glaiues loings, terroirs de sang humides Peste si grande viendra _ la grand gousse, Proche secours, & bien loing les remedes.

17 Prediction of the Great Plague of London, Methods w Quatrain w Pau, Verona, Vicenza, Saragossa, From distant swords lands wet with blood: Very great plague will come with the great shell, Relief near, and the remedies very far.

18 w How did he predict the great plague? w He was a doctor of medicine. w He was treating plague. w Would a doctor in his position today be hailed a prophet? Prediction of the Great Plague of London, Methods

19 w Conclusions w He drew upon his vast knowledge w He used vagaries that could mean anything w He rarely used dates, so that events were not fixed in time w There is no chronological order to centuries.

20 Prediction of the Great Plague of London, Methods w Parts of the predictions are meaningless - what was the great shell? w Important information missed out - what about the rats that brought the plague? w He confused the reader

21 The Bible and Nostradamus - His Life Life of Nostradamus, his background, education Centuries & Quatrains How Nostradamus made the his predictions Specific “Fulfilled” Prophecies Death of King Henry II Hitler’s Germany Man going into outer space Failed Prophecies Conclusions

22 The Bible and Nostradamus - Death of the Lion - Fulfilled Prophecy? “The young Lion shall overcome the old On a warlike field in single combat, He will pierce his eyes in a cage of gold, One of two breakings, then he shall die a cruel death.”

23 The Bible and Nostradamus - Death of the Lion - Fulfilled Prophecy? w King Henri II used a Lion as his emblem w He died during a jousting contest w The accident occurred on the third day w By Montgomery Coryes 33 year old Scot. w Montgomerys lance splintered w Two wounds: one to throat other through visa into his eye w Was the Prophecy Fulfilled?

24 The Bible and Nostradamus - Death of the Lion - Fulfilled Prophecy? Yes the Prophecy came true BUT...

25 The Bible and Nostradamus - Death of the Lion - Fulfilled Prophecy? w Nearly all nobles have Lions affiliated with them. w Is 33 young? - people didn’t live long ( Nostradamus died at 63) w Almost every jousting match had its fatalities. w Every noble who could afford gold wore it w Is the King named?

26 The Bible and Nostradamus - Death of the Lion - Fulfilled Prophecy? w Most accidents at jousting matches ended painfully. w Jousting matches occurred as often as football matches now. w There is no time fix on this Quatrain w When carefully examined he is stating events that anyone could guess at. w And get it right !

27 The Bible and Nostradamus - Death of the Lion - Fulfilled Prophecy? Carls Quatrain At a football match Sometime a player wearing red will fall over and damage their knee, and never be able to play again.

28 The Bible and Nostradamus - Hitler’s Germany - Fulfilled Prophecy? “Seven times you will see the British nation change; Tinged with blood for two hundred and ninety years: Not at all free through German support, Aries fears for his ‘pole’ Bastarnien. Century I Quatrain 76

29 The Bible and Nostradamus - Hitler’s Germany - Fulfilled Prophecy? w The time period is specific. w Britain & Germany are named. w The prophecy was spotted by Magda Goebbals (wife of Hilters’ Minister of Propaganda) - It was used for propaganda. w If the beginning is the execution of King Charles I in 1649 then this gives 1939.

30 The Bible and Nostradamus - Hitler’s Germany - Fulfilled Prophecy? w But who says when the 290 years should begin? w Why isn’t Charles I mentioned? w And what about Poland, France, Russia, America, Japan etc?

31 “This man will be called by a barbaric name Which the three sisters will have received, He will speak to a great people in words and actions, He will have fame and renown beyond any other man.” Is this speaking of Adolf Hitler? The Bible and Nostradamus - Hitler’s Germany - Fulfilled Prophecy?

32 w Accepted Interpretations of this Quatrain Adolf Hitler Napoleon Bonapart Ghandi Elvis Presley It fits any of them Who says Adolf is a barbaric name?

33 The Bible and Nostradamus - Man will go into outer-space. - Fulfilled Prophecy? “Samarobin one hundred leagues from the hemisphere, They will live without law, exempt from politics.”

34 The Bible and Nostradamus - Man will go into outer-space. - Fulfilled Prophecy? Todays Prophets ? Space 1999 Thunderbirds Deep Space Nine

35 The Bible and Nostradamus - Man will go into outer-space. - Fulfilled Prophecy? Jules Verne ? H.G. Wells ?

36 The Bible and Nostradamus Life of Nostradamus, his background, education Centuries & Quatrains How Nostradamus made the his predictions Specific “Fulfilled” Prophecies Death of King Henry II Hitler’s Germany Man going into outer space Failed Prophecies Conclusions

37 The Bible and Nostradamus - Failed Predictions w Nothing happened in 1700 w Century X, Quatrain 72 predicted World War III commencing July 1999 “the coming of the King of Terror” w Nothing happened in July 1999 Century I Quatrain 49 “The peoples of the East, by lunar influence, In the year 1700 will cause many to be carried away, And will almost subdue the northern corner.”

38 The Bible and Nostradamus - Conclusions w He drew on personal experience w He drew on personal knowledge w He used logical probability w He used huge vagaries that could mean anything at all.

39 The Bible and Nostradamus - Conclusions w His prophecies were not fixed in time w He did nothing that an educated person could not do in any age w He used a language that is designed to hide truth, it is vague, and difficult to translate. w HE GOT PROPHECIES WRONG !

40 The Bible and Nostradamus - Additional Information w Nostradamus often contradicts himself. w Borrows from the Bible. E.g. Anti- Christ. The Babylonian Harlot w Does not claim to be inspired. w Nostradamus predicts things that physically cannot happen although believed possible in his time e.g. 40 years of constant rain.

41 The Bible and Nostradamus - The point of all this w The prophets of the Bible were the lowest of men. w The prophecies of the Bible are accurate to the letter. w The Bible is 100% consistent. w No prophecy of the Bible has been wrong. w The Bible predicts using knowledge far beyond what was known when written.

42 The Bible and Nostradamus - The point of all this w The Bible gives precise fixed dates w The Bible Interprets itself, it explains what the symbols mean. w The Bible is written in clear, precise language w Why is the Bible so different to Nostradamus?

43 The Bible and Nostradamus - The point of all this w THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD NOT THE WORDS OF A MAN

44 Why is that important? w Comparing the Bible to Nostradamus’ Prophecy has given us evidence that the Bible was not written by man. w In our hands we hold the Word of Almighty God

45 Why is that important? This means:- w We have a responsibility to read what our maker has told us. w We have a responsibility to obey Him. w That there is something beyond the here and now w Our prayer is that you will come to understand what is promised in the Bible

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