After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City 9/11, 2001, some claimed that a supposed prophecy of Nostradamus (the 16th century French soothsayer) has been fulfilled.
The news media falsely reported that Nostradamus said the following words:
In the year of the new century and nine months,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror…
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees.
Fire approaches the great new city…
In the city of York there will be a great collapse,
two twin brothers torn apart by chaos
while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb
third big war will begin when the big city is burning
Another false report of Nostradamus prophecies flooded the Internet:
It has been foreseen that exactly three hundred and fifty years into the future,
Silver phoenixes shall strike down the twin brothers of oppression
That carried the king’s nation, which shall bring upon the apocalypse.
In the City of God there will be a great thunder, two brothers torn apart by chaos
Did Nostradamus predict the bombing of the Twin Towers in New York? Absolutely not because in Nostradamus’ actual prophecies:
• He did not say “In the year of the new century and nine months,” but “In the year 1999 and seven months, from the skies shall come an alarming powerful king” (Century 10:72).
• He did not mention the city of York (Century 6;97).
• He did not mention the “twin brothers” being “torn apart.” The “prophecy” actually says, “Two royal brothers shall war so much one against the other” (Century 3:97).
The claim that Nostradamus predicted the terrorist attack in 9/11 was a media lie to generate profit. According to the BBC News, “Books about Nostradamus, the apocalyptic prophet, have entered the bestseller list on the online retailer site Amazon since the terrorist attacks in the U.S.”
Unlike the false prophecies, Bible’s prophecies will never fail. Therefore, we are to recognize only the inspired Word of God as our sure source of truth. “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19).
In His service,