The Bible and False Prophecy
is the first prophecies the humanists claim is false.
HUMANIST'S CLAIMS: False Old Testament Prophecies
2:17 says the Lord warned Adam and Eve about the fruit contained on the tree of
knowledge. He stated: [I]n the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely
die. According to Genesis chapter 3, however, Adam and Eve ate the forbidden
fruit and didnt die on that day.
What is death? If we don't
answer this question, we don't really know what happened.
about physical death. We all die physically. BUT... Adam was immortal. Adam
was created perfect and he would have lived physically forever. Before Adam disobeyed
God by eating the fruit, there was no death. Anywhere. Absolutely no death. Adam's
cells never died. So not only would he not die, he would not have aged. As soon
as he disobeyed God, death entered his body. His cells died and he began aging.
So yes, Adam ate the fruit, and that day parts of him died... and he aged... and
he eventually totally died as his cells wore out. But this was not the death God
was talking about.
Sin Brings Death
were dead in your trespasses and sins. - Ephesians 2:1
Paul is saying here is that unregenerate sinners, because of their sinful nature,
exist in the realm of the dead. Although still alive physically, they are already
in the land of the dead. As soon as Adam disobeyed God, he died. He was no longer
among the living... he was dead in his sin.
What is death? It is separation
of the soul from God. This is the death God was talking about in Genesis 2:17.
It is sometimes called spiritual death. Paul describes it in Ephesians 4:18
Being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of
the ignorance that is in them.
Adam died. He was immediately
excluded from the life of God. Separated from God. If you are a humanist reading
this, consider what you are reading... it is telling you that you are dead and
your only hope of life is Jesus Christ.
The next thing we see after Adam
eats of the fruit is:
the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the
man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees
of the garden. Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, Where
are you? - Genesis 3:8-9
Did God know where they
were? Yes, of course He did. But, He is showing them (and us) that they are now
separated from God... excluded from the life of God... they are dead.
Adam could be saved from death. Just as He does for us, Jesus
Christ can make Adam alive again. If we trust in Jesus as having paid the death
penalty on our behalf... he does it. He dies in our place, giving us eternal life.
But, if you don't trust Jesus Christ, you will experience the second death. A
death that is permanent.
the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons
and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that
burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation
This prophecy was fulfilled. The moment
Adam ate of the fruit, disobeying God, he died... his soul was separated from
God... that is the definition of death.
35:10 claims that God told Jacob: [T]hy name shall not be called any more
Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. . . . But 11 chapters later, the Lords
own act proved his prediction to be wrong. Genesis 46:2 relates: God spake
unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said,
Here am I.
Was this actually a prophecy? Or is God just changing Jacob's
name? Get the answer on the next page.