I have presented valid evidence to verify the reality of god, through biblical references that are supernatural in nature such as foreknowledge (i.e predictions) validated by historical fulfillment and likewise advance knowledge in science. These speaks of an advance mind. Obviously, these as supernatural are factual and tangible evidences that validates the existence of god.
Nevertheless, atheists are discrediting the factuality of this aspect by saying, “fulfilled predictions were likewise evident even outside the bible” thus allegedly diluting the biblical predictions to be mere weak evidence.
These extra-biblical fulfilled predictions and advance knowledge in science were credited to such people as Nostradamus and Muhammad.
Here is some info I gathered about Nostradamus:
From Doctor to Seer
First, let’s examine Nostradamus’ life. Michel De Notredame—or Nostredame—was born in southern France in 1503 to Jewish parents, who later converted to Catholicism. Europe had been undergoing the Renaissance. This was the time that produced Galileo, Copernicus, Michelangelo, Christopher Columbus and Leonardo da Vinci.
Son of a merchant and grandson of scholars, Nostradamus grew up in an environment of learning. As a young boy, he studied classical languages, astrology and possibly the occult. At 14, he left home to study in Avignon, an ecclesiastical and academic center in southern France. Later, he studied medicine at the prestigious University of Montpellier.
He became a physician. Early on, he traveled throughout France, caring for victims of the infamous Bubonic Plague, and gained a reputation as one who healed patients by innovative, but simple, methods. Gravely ill people recovered, and then so did entire towns and villages. He became a celebrated figure in southern France.
In time, he returned to Montpellier for further study, eventually obtaining a medical doctorate. He married into a wealthy family and settled into the comfortable life of a doctor.
Soon after, the plague hit, killing his wife and two children. Unable to save his own family, his credibility was questioned. Compounding his troubles, a simple remark about a statue led to charges of heresy against the Catholic church. Summoned to stand trial, he chose to flee instead—and spent the next several years traveling in southern Europe. He eventually returned to France in 1544, re-established his practice, remarried and had six children.
A practicing Catholic, Nostradamus became heavily involved in astrology and the occult. He would sit for hours, deep into the night, meditating in a trance before a bowl of water.
Here is his description of this strange ritual: “Sitting alone at night in secret study; it [the bowl of water] is placed on the brass tripod. A slight flame comes out of the emptiness…The wand in the hand is placed in the middle of the tripod’s legs. With water he sprinkles both the hem of his garment and his foot [all of this is speaking about himself]. A voice, fear; he trembles in his robes. Divine splendor; the God sits nearby” (The Prophecies of Nostradamus, book I, verses 1-2, emphasis ours).
During these sessions, Nostradamus would have visions. After returning to his senses, he would record them. He began including them in his Almanacs. The first was published in 1550. These contained predictions for every month of the year. His Almanacs were so popular he produced them annually for the rest of his life.
Nostradamus’ fame grew. His services were now sought by the wealthy and powerful. In 1555, he began publishing a monumental project, a 10-part series of predictions called The True Centuries (Les Vrayes Centuries). Each consisted of 100 quatrains (four lines of rhyming verse) written in Latin, French, Greek, Italian and other languages—but in riddles difficult to understand so as to protect himself from accusations of witchcraft.
Nostradamus eventually attracted the attention of Catherine de Médicis, the French queen. She was so impressed she had him produce horoscopes for the royal family’s children. Later, he was appointed royal court physician.
Nostradamus died in 1566, allegedly stating the day before his death that he would live just one more day.
After his death, the legend grew. Followers claimed he had predicted the death of King Henry II of France—and he was said to have predicted that a young monk Felice Peretti would become pope by addressing him as “Your Holiness.” Peretti did become Pope Sixtus V.
So great was Nostradamus’ influence that in the period following the bombing of the World Trade Center, his name was one of the top Google search terms.
People have always wanted to know what the future holds. They have also always consulted with soothsayers, fortune-tellers, clairvoyants, palm readers, so-called prophecy experts, prophetic texts—alongside the Bible—to learn it.
With world troubles multiplying, there is an explosion of interest in prophecy. Everyone wants to know what is coming. Books on prophecy are often instant bestsellers. Remember, Nostradamus is regarded by many as a prophet.
It is widely acknowledged that many of Nostradamus’ prophecies failed. One author outlined five:
(1) Venice would have great power and world influence by 1792. False.
(2) The Catholic clergy would fall in 1609. False.
(3) Persecution would arise against the Catholic church, also in 1792. False.
(4) Astrologers would be persecuted in 1607. False.
(5) And China would subdue the northern part of the world by 1700. False.
But other predictions never came true:
(1) The Bourbon line of kings would be restored to the French throne.
(2) French king Charles IX would live to 90—he died at 24.
(3) A dramatic reduction in world population in the 18th century would occur due to famine and disease. Instead, population exploded during the 18th-century Industrial Revolution.
These events clearly did not happen. Based on number and size of failures, Nostradamus is a particularly poor prophet. Among false prophets, he falls into extra false.
Moreover, Nostradamus immersion to occults, he has indulgence with someone he called, “the divine is seated near!” as illustrated below. Divine or divinity speaks of entities called god, thus Nostradamus was associated with a divine entity, which possibly, was the source of his predictions, a god!
Having that, we could derive from it these information:
1. Nostradamus has many fulfilled prediction!
2. He has a divine entity as affiliation, named lamblichus. Divine suggests god, thus he was associated to a god.
Does that weakens the reality that fulfilled predictions in the bible were proof of god’s existence bec other than it, some have fulfilled predictions, too?
NO! it corroborates it more!
BEC ALL FULFILLED PREDICTION EITHER FROM THE BIBLE OR NOT WERE BY GOD AS THE BIBLE CLAIMED!
Before the phenomena of fulfilled predictions, the bible foreknown this reality already as it testifies beforehand, how god has ordained the standard operating procedure and metaphysics of prophetic phenomena before it became reality and that as an essential factor necessitates the involvement of divine intervention as he said, he will give signs and wonders (i.e prediction and scientific facts predating discovery) to false prophets who would convince believers, directly or indirectly, to be in like faith with them, serving another god, which is a possibility, after these signs and wonders would come to pass, or verified as true, historically or scientifically such that it serves as persuasion for people, to serve other gods, which god said was purposed as test for believers if they would succumb to these persuasions or not.
Meaning, god would give signs and wonders to false prophets, as test for believers if they would remain to god or they would opt for another god, as influenced by these signs and wonders (i.e prediction) after these would be fulfilled or come to pass afterwards. This biblical principle is not restrictive to certain people but as a general principle whereas it puts Nostradamus and Muhammad as mere recipient of divine revelation as a platform for god’s testing believers, yet these, recipient of divine revelation and prediction, in nature are false prophets necessarily, as they are anti-biblical, anti-bible-god! as they are directly or indirectly pushing people to serve other gods than exclusively serving the bible god as it say,
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,(i.e prediction and scientific facts before discovery)
And the sign or the wonder come to pass (i.e fulfilled or discovered) whereof he spake unto thee, saying, (directly or indirectly) Let us go after other ELOHIM (gods or the supreme god) , which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth (or tests) you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Logically, God was saying, he would give signs and wonders to false prophets, such as prediction, as implied, by saying, god uses it as tests. God won’t be testing you through it if it was not him who gave it to the prophet, logically speaking.
It is corroborated by the fact that god is the source of knowledge (i.e knowledge of the future, or of scientific facts before discovery), as it say,
Daniel 2:21 and he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that teach knowledge…
1 Chronicles 29:12-14
Both riches (i.e knowledge or foreknowledge, wealth, prosperity) and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
This standard principle, god giving signs and wonders to false prophets, is the launching element, for the advent of prophetic phenomena and the precognition of scientific facts as evident now in our times through the advent of prominent figures as Islamic science and the nostradamic prediction, which having valid credibility in terms of its signs and wonders, yet as an integral agency lurks in that statistical figure of falsehood, as evidently, these were mere object used as testing elements for believers. In short, they are mere test objects! And not authorized as valid truthcasters!
GOD GAVE SIGNS AND WONDERS, SUCH AS PREDICTION AND SCIENCE TO FALSE PROPHETS THAT WOULD BE FULFILLED OR DISCOVERED.
BY SAYING THAT, GOD IS SAYING, ALL PREDICTION OUTSIDE THE BIBLE COMES FROM HIM.
BY SAYING THAT, GOD STATED THE FACT THAT THERE WOULD BE PROPHETS IN THE FUTURE, OTHER THAN BIBLICAL PROPHETS, THAT WOULD HAVE FULFILLED PREDICTION.
SKEPTICS, COULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO FORETELL THIS IN CERTAIN MANNER, DURING THOSE PRIMITIVE TIMES, NOT DISREGARDING THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT A SINGLE PREDICTION BUT ALL OF THE NUMEROUS PREDICTION AND LIKEWISE PRECOGNITION ABOUT SCIENCE WERE ALL VERIFIED AS SPECIFICALLY STATED.
THAT AS A SIGN, IS EVIDENCE, THAT GOD EXISTS!
IT TESTIFIES OF ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, GOD KNOWING FUTURE EVENTS SUCH AS THE PHENOMENA OF FULFILLED PREDICTION FROM EXTRA-BIBLICAL SOURCES, IS ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT OTHERS IN THE BIBLE WERE VERIFIED IN LIKE FASHION, TOO!
THEREFORE THESE FULFILLED PREDICTION, AS SIGNS OF AN ADVANCE MIND, WHICH PREDICTION GOD CLAIMED TO BE FROM HIM, TESTIFIES OF A BEING HAVING ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE.
ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, IS OUR PROOF OF GOD’S EXISTENCE.
THESE REALITY OF ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE THEREFORE VALIDATES THE TESTIMONY OF GOD, ABOUT HIM GIVING SIGNS AND WONDERS TO FALSE PROPHETS AS TRUE, THEREBY FALSIFYING THESE FIGURES SUCH AS MUHAMMAD AND NOSTRADAMUS AS FALSE TRUTHCASTERS BEING AN OPPOSITION AGAINST BIBLICAL INTEGRITY,
AND STATING THE FACT THAT ALL FULFILLED PREDICTION WERE HIS THUS NECESSARILY, PROVING HIS EXISTENCE BY THE REALITY OF AN ADVANCE MIND!
THIS IS A SIGN OF TRUE PROPHETS:
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? For the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:19-20).
CONCLUSIVELY, TAKING THESE ALL TO ACCOUNT, WE COULD CERTAINLY SAY, GOD IS REAL!