The Bible and False Prophecy
About New Testament Prophecies?
HUMANIST'S CLAIMS: Another significant false
prophecy is at John 14:13-14. Jesus promises: Whatsoever ye shall ask in
my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye ask
any thing in my name, I will do it. Everyone knows there have been millions
of instances where Jesus failed to respond to Christians who asked for things
in his name. And the graveyards are full of people who prayed to him for health.
is the case with other incorrect statements in the Bible, false prophecies cast
doubt on all biblical claims. If one verse in the Bible is wrong, its possible
for many verses to be wrong.
The humanists got that right. If there
is even one plainly false prophecy, or a promise that God "forgets" to fulfill,
then we can't trust the Bible at all. We have no way to know what is true or false.
So the humanists came up with a huge list, picking the prophecies most likely
to be proven false, hoping there would be one that was actually false.
what if every prophecy they question turns out to be true? They take their
best shot and the Bible still stands. That's a powerful proof the Bible is true,
Jesus really is God and our Savior. Will you believe? You have a terrible problem.
Sin. You've disobeyed God and there are eternal consequences. Only Jesus can save
you. Read the Gospel of John and trust Jesus today. Don't wait.
- Wish Upon A Jesus
Whatever you ask
in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If
you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
It should be
immediately apparent that what the humanists say is not true. Jesus is not a magic
genie who gives you your every wish. Just imagine, if everyone could wish for
whatever they wanted, what a chaotic world we'd have. It would be a mess!
what did Jesus actually mean?
To do something in the name of someone
means to do what they would have wanted.
For example, if a messenger proclaims,
"In the name of the king, everyone is to have a day off." What
does that mean? That the king wants everyone to have a day off, and he is giving
them the day off. The messenger is speaking as a representative of the king. His
words are the king's words and are to be obeyed just as if he were the king.
ask in the name of Jesus, is to ask for what He would want. That's actually a
pretty good thing, because what He wants is what is good and perfect.
Does Jesus Want?
The Lord's Prayer gives us an example of what to pray
for. It's given in Matthew 6:9-13.
then, in this way:
"Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have
forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver
us from evil.
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
What should we be praying for? First our
prayers should focus on God. Pray that God will be honored and His kingdom will
come. Then pray that what God wants will be done... everywhere and all the time.
Secondly we can address our needs. Praying for our daily bread means to
pray for, and trust God to provide for all our needs. Notice this isn't wants...
it is our needs. And pray that God helps us to forgive those who sin against us,
and that He helps us to avoid sin.
So what does it mean to ask in His name?
John MacArthur provides a good summary in the MacArthur Bible Commentary for John
1) The believer's prayer should
be for God's purposes and the kingdom, not selfish reasons
The believer's prayer should be on the basis of God's merits and not any any personal
merit or worthiness.
3) The believer's prayer should
be in pursuit of God's glory alone.
we understand what "in His name means," this promise becomes
clear. It has nothing to do with what the humanists say, and everything to do
Next Is History: Inaccurate Statements
The Bibles false statements
about history also bolster the Humanist position. Historians and other scholars
have exposed many of the Bibles claims as historically inaccurate.
and the Old Testament
Historians have long known that
the biblical story of a worldwide flood is a myth. For instance, Andrew White
says nineteenth-century Egyptologists found that Egypt had a flourishing civilization
long before Noah, and no flood had ever interrupted it. [White, Vol. I, p. 257.]
on to a new category. This time the humanists will see if they can find any errors
in the Bible's record of history. Let's find out
how well they do. Click here...