The Bible contains thousands of prophecies concerning events that were fulfilled hundreds and thousands of years later, proving its divine source, for only God can predict the future. In Isaiah, God said He has made know the future to us:
“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come…… What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.” (Isaiah 46:10-11).
Why would God make known the future to us? Why would He make so many predictions about the future of the world? First, because He wants us to know, beyond all doubt, that He is God and there is no other. Secondly, He wants us to be prepared for what is to come.
It is a difficult matter for the critic to deny prophecy once it has been fulfilled, for prophecy fulfilled becomes part of history for all to see.
Archaeologists continue to find cities and places mentioned in the Bible, such as in 2004 when they discovered the Siloam Pool where Jesus healed the blind man. In fact, all archaeology finds have agreed with the historical biblical accounts as recorded in the Bible. There has not been a single artifact or discovery made that would disprove what is written in The Word of God.
Dr. J.O. Kinnaman declared, “Of the hundreds of thousands of artifacts found by archaeologists, not one has ever been discovered that contradicts or denies one word, phrase, clause, or sentence of the Bible, but always confirms and verifies the facts of the Biblical record.”
The supposedly great books of other religions—including the Vedas of the Hindus; the Zend Avesta of Zoroastrians, the Confucian texts, the Tripitaka of Buddhism, the Koran of Islam, and the Book of Mormon—–do not have any prophecy fulfillment or archaeological finds to support them.
Taken from the book: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church”