The prophet Ezekiel prophesied that the city of Sidon, twenty miles north of Tyre, would have a miserable and bloody future due to its horrible sinfulness. A study of history shows that this prophecy (precise future events foreseen and predicted) came true exactly as predicted.

Throughout the centuries, Sidon has indeed been one of the bloodiest locations in history. Soon after the prophecy was given, the city was captured by the Babylonians. Later, over 40,000 died in a rebellion against the Persians. The Greeks then captured it under Alexander the Great in 330 B.C. It continued to be the scene of many fierce battles during the Crusades and various Turkish wars. Today, this city is part of Lebanon, only twenty miles south of Beruit. This area seems destined to continue its unhappy history (indefinitely), just as the Bible predicted over 2,000 years ago.

As much as one-fourth of the Bible consists of prophetic statements. Every single prediction has come or is in the process of coming true–with 100% accuracy. This is true because the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit (who is God). Only God is outside of time and capable of seeing all of time, from the moment of creation until He wraps up history, in advance. This is possible as time is part of the physical universe and God (who created the entire universe) is outside of time. Only the Bible validates itself by predicting the specific future events in advance!

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, January 3.

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