Nostradamus and the Occult

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“Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a physician and astrologer (which is condemned in the Bible). He is reputed to have predicted accurately the death of Henry II of France and many other things. Nostradamus was known to be involved in the occult, which the Bible strongly condemns (Deut. 18:10-12; Lev. 19:31) having a large occult library. He would sit for hours, deep into 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.’ In a book dedicated to his son, who carried on after him, he wrote: ‘Dreading what might happen in the future, after reading them [his occult books], I presented them to Vulcan [the pagan Roman god of fire], and as the fire kindled them, the flame… shot forth an unaccustomed brightness, clearer than the light is of natural flame, resembling more the explosion of powder, casting a subtle illumination over the house…’ Weird! The truth is most of his prophecies are so ambiguous that they could fit a great variety of events. There is no real comparison between Nostradamus’ ‘prophecies’ and those of the Holy Bible. His are vague, fallible, and occult. Those of the Bible are clear, infallible, and from above. The Bible made numerous clear and distinct prophecies hundreds of years in advance, such as the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah. Nostradamus did not. The evidence doesn’t support he was a prophet at all; certainly he was like none in the Bible.”

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 offers one of the most profound prophecies in the entire Old Testament, written over 700 years before Christ’s death and resurrection.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.“- Isaiah 53:3-6


If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

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