One of the eye-opening things I like to use against atheists who insist there is no God is to tell them this mind-blowing fact:
"Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled, with Yeshua/Jesus fulfilling at least 300 himself! And I bet you didn't know that the prophet Isaiah made TWO prophecies that came true in 1948!"
Here's how I allow it unfold for unbelievers (and you can find this on my website).
DID YOU KNOW - God used what Hitler did during WWII, to bring about TWO of His end times prophecies? It's true!
In Isaiah 66:7-8, the prophet (1) foreshadowed the re-birth of Israel, and, just like the Bible says - (2) it happened "in one day." The woman giving birth before going into labor represents Israel.
This accurately describes what happened on May 14, 1948 - when "the world" briefly felt sorry for the Jews and returned Israel to them and they were able to declare independence for Israel as a united and sovereign nation for the first time in 2,900 years.
During that same day, the United States issued a statement recognizing Israel's sovereignty. And, only hours beforehand, a United Nations mandate expired, ending British control of the land. During a 24-hour span of time, foreign control of the land of Israel had formally ceased, and Israel had declared its independence, and its independence was acknowledged by other nations. Modern Israel was literally was born in a single day.
Isaiah said the birth would take place before there would be labor pains. And that too is precisely what happened. A movement called Zionism began in the 1800s to encourage Jews worldwide to move to Israel, which at that time was called Palestine. Within hours of the declaration of independence in 1948, Israel was attacked by the surrounding countries of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
When reading Isaiah 66:7-8, keep in mind that Israel's status as a sovereign nation was established and reaffirmed during the course of a single day, and that it was born of a movement called Zionism, and that its declaration of independence was not the result of a war but rather the cause of one.
People get perplexed when I refer to YHWH as the One True Elohim (Deuteronomy 6:4) as well as our Creator, Redeemer and King. I tell them that's what He tells us He is according to the Bible.ReplyDelete
Good for you, Kevin! It's frustrating to try to witness to atheists, because they simply haven't got a clue, and don't want one....Delete
It's not just atheists who need an eyewitness, church-goers need just as much help.Delete
That's very true!Delete