I also love to ask them how much of a coincidence it is that the Books of Daniel and Revelation and myriad Bible passages are unfolding before our very eyes. Front and center is the prophecy in the Book of Revelation which tells us that many believers in YHWH/Yeshua would be beheaded for their belief. Not stabbed, shot or hanged, but BEHEADED:
Revelation 20:4 - Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them received authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for testifying about Yeshua and proclaiming the word of God, also those who had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received the mark on their foreheads and on their hands. They came to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years. (CJB)
Who are the ONLY people in the world who still behead? It's the Muslims! The Koran tells its followers to kill the "infidels" (anyone non-Muslim who refuses to convert). See passages such as Q. 2:193, 5:34, 8:65, 9: 5, 9:123, 14:17, 22:9, to mention a few.
Yeshua himself predicted the rise of false prophets and messiahs, wars and “rumors of wars”, famines, plagues and earthquakes, and people turning against each other etc.
Matthew 24: 3. And while Y'shua was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples drew near and were saying among themselves and to him, "Tell us when these things will be and what is the sign of your coming and the end of the world." 4. Y'shua answered and said to them, Beware, let no man deceive you. 5. For many will come in my name and will say that "I am the Mashiyach." And many they will deceive. 6. For you are bound to hear of revolutions and rumor of wars. Watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that all these things happen, but it is not yet the end.
7. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in different places. 8. But all these things are only the beginning of sorrows. 9. Then they will deliver to afflictions and they will kill you and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10. Then many will stumble and will hate one another and will betray one another. 11. And many false prophets will arise and deceive many. 12. And because of the growth of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold. 13. But whoever has patience until the end, he will have life. 14. And this Good News of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.... (AENT)
Yes, my dear atheist friends – go ahead and try to explain away the things that are (as the Bible tells us) causing major, simultaneous problems – for instance, the crumbling infrastructure in the USA (aging bridges that are no longer safe to cross; aging gas lines that are blowing up entire neighborhoods; aging water pipes producing poisonous drinking water)…
And just take a look at what’s happening around the world right now! We have unrest everywhere. We have the entire country of Syria fleeing its evil dictator, which has caused a huge influx of millions of migrants trying to force their way into Europe. How fortunate for terrorist groups to be able to infiltrate and take over Europe in this manner! After all, their Koran tells them to KILL all infidels who refuse the command to "convert or die!" (Has it ever occurred to anyone that if Abraham and Sarah had trusted YHWH to keep His promise that they would have a son in their old age, we may not have had Islam today? After all, the son Abraham had with his wife’s maid servant Hagar, is the forerunner of today’s Muslims. Read the whole story about Ishmael and Isaac.)
Coincidence? How many “coincidences” can there be? And these are just a FEW examples out of hundreds….
Still, many people refuse to believe that the Bible is REAL! Too bad for them….Read the following passage and see if it doesn't give you goosebumps:
Romans 1: 22 Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! 23 In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for mere images, like a mortal human being, or like birds, animals or reptiles! 24 This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts' lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other's bodies. 25 They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshiping and serving created things, rather than the Creator - praised be he for ever. Amen.
26 This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural; 27 and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion.
28 In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking; so that they do improper things. 29 They are filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and vice; stuffed with jealousy, murder, quarreling, dishonesty and ill-will; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God; they are insolent, arrogant and boastful; they plan evil schemes; they disobey their parents; 31 they are brainless, faithless, heartless and ruthless. 32 They know well enough God's righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die; yet not only do they keep doing them, but they applaud others who do the same. (CJB)