Only God knows the end from the beginning. Even Satan does not know the future but God may allow him to minipulate events to deceive those who are looking for secret knowledge about the future. No other religion other than Christianity has a record of fulfilled prophecy and in Christianity what has been fulfilled has been 100 percent correct. This is one way people can know that the only God is the God of the Bible and what has not been fulfilled will be fulfilled. It is also a darn good reason to teach Bible prophecy in these last day. Because when people see what God said coming true some will believe and be saved.
I once believed that Nostradamus was able to somewhat predict the future. However, after closely studying him and his so-called predictions I found that he stole his “prophecies” from the Bible (which he read in secret), revised them, and claimed them as his own. I even produced an award-winning documentary about this, and also wrote a book called Nostradamus, Attack on America.
He was able to plagiarize the prophecies of the Bible and get away with it because in those days the Roman Catholic church forbade the reading of the Scriptures. Nowadays, as in his day, anyone who is ignorant of the Bible’s prophecies will be impressed with the writings of Nostradamus. His “predictions,” though, are incredibly generic (just as horoscopes and tarot cards are), and people can read into them any meaning they want to.
A fact often overlooked by critics is that, even if most biblical predictions could be explained naturally, the existence of just one real case of fulfilled prophecy is sufficient to establish the Bible’s supernatural origin. Over 25 percent of the entire Bible contains specific predictive prophecies that have been literally fulfilled. This is true of no other book in the world. And it is a sure sign of its divine origin.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.