Matt 10:23 – Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the son of man has come.
This is the first false prophecy Jesus makes in Matthew. Speaking to his apostles, he tells them that he will return before
they are able to spread the word throughout all of the cities in Israel. Well, the word was spread all throughout Israel,
and Jesus still hasn’t returned.
Matt 12:39 – An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall be no sign given to it, but the
sign of the prophet Jonas.
Now, who asked him for a sign? The people he was speaking to. So which generation wanted to see the sign? The present generation,
of course. And the sign of the prophet Jonas, three days in the belly of the whale, is clarified in the next verse as being
his three days in the tomb before the resurrection. Now, Jesus said that this would be a sign for the generation. Yet, the
entire generation didn’t see it. It was to be a sign unto the Pharisees, yet they didn’t see it. Only his followers
supposedly saw it. Thus, there was no sign, and it was a false prophecy.
Matt 12:41 – The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it
Now, during the time of Jesus, Nineveh had not existed for almost 600 years. It was a pile of rubble. This prophecy states
that the dead shall rise in judgment with this generation. Which generation? The one that Jesus referred to as a ‘wicked
and adulterous generation that sought a sign’. And who was seeking the sign? The Pharisees. That was the generation
he was referring to, that was the generation he was speaking to. Generation has a very special and specific meaning in the
original Greek, and cannot possibly refer to a future generation in any tense that could be translated as ‘this generation’.
More on the word ‘generation’ and ‘this generation’ will be covered at the conclusion of the four
sets of false prophecies in the gospel, since it is the word most twisted by Christians to justify why Jesus has not returned
yet, like he said he would. False prophecy number three.
Matt 16:4 “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall be no sign given unto it, but the
sign of the prophet Jonas.”
Here Jesus makes the same false prophecy that doesn’t come true. He told the Pharisees that his resurrection would be
a sign for them. But it wasn’t. The Pharisees simply never received that sign. False prophecy four.
Matt 16:28 “Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the son
of man coming in his kingdom”
Now, this is a little bit of a different situation. Jesus was all by himself, with his apostles. He had just gotten done telling
them about his upcoming trail, death, and crucifixion. Thus, he is not referring to his resurrection, but his second coming.
He also tells them that they shall not see death UNTIL they see the second coming. So, excuses such as ‘they have everlasting
life’ simply don’t cut it. Jesus said they would die, after the second coming. Of course, none of this ever happened
either. They all died, and Jesus never came back. It is historical fact that early Christians and the apostles all believed
Jesus was returning within their lifetimes as well. More on the history of that in the conclusion of the false prophecies
in the four gospels.
Matt 23:36 “Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation”
Here, Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees again. He directs every comment made toward them, and ends with ‘these things
shall come upon this generation’. There is no possible context where ‘this generation’ could refer to a
future generation. The original Greek simply doesn’t allow it, and even in English, there is no context that would allow
it in this chapter. These things didn’t happen – false prophecy #6
Matt 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then
shall the end come”
Well, the gospel has been preached in every nation in the world. Yet, the end still hasn’t come. If you don’t
believe that the gospel has been preached in the every nation, then you are probably naïve. Paul actually stated that it had
ALREADY been preached all over the entire world in Romans. So I guess Paul lied too. False prophecy #8.
Matt 24:33-35 “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I
say unto you, this generation shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled.”
Ok, in this situation Jesus is speaking to his apostles again. He tells them that they will see ALL of the things that he
mentioned, which include the stars falling out of the sky, and the son of man coming in the clouds. Now, the apostles obviously
didn’t see all of these things before they passed. Again, the idea that they have ‘everlasting life’ still
doesn’t apply, because he says that the generation will not pass until those things are fulfilled. That means that after
they are filled, the generation will pass. Thus, no everlasting life. So the everlasting life excuse just isn’t going
to cut it. Anyway, the apostles didn’t see any of it, the generation passed, and we have false prophecy #9.
Matt 26:64 “Hereafter shall ye see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of
In this instance, Jesus is on trail, and speaking to the High Priest. He told the High Priest that he would see all of
this. This simply never happened, the High Priest 2000 years ago has been dead a long, long time. False prophecy #10.
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