Did Nostradamus predict the election of Donald Trump in 2016?

images-1Followers of Nostradamus say that the 16th century French “prophet” predicted the unexpected election victory of Donald Trump. Nostradamus wrote in Century III, Quatrain 81: “The great shameless, audacious bawler,” “He will be elected governor of the army: The boldness of his contention. The bridge broken, the city faint from fear.” And he also wrote in Century I, 40: “The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws,” “From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards.”

Conspiracy theorist interpret these statements and specifically the phrase the “shameless, audacious bawler” to point to Donald Trump, the newly elected president of the United States. They say that Trump has made bold statements and presented radical views that he appears to them as a fulfillment of these “predictions.”
But can we trust the prophecies of Nostradamus?
In examining Nostradamus’ writings, we find that his prophecies were very vague and could apply to many events at the same time. These prophecies lack the details that pin point to specific events to prove their divine origin. It seems that the sentences in his prophecies were put together without clear coherence.

Unlike Nostradamus’ prophecies, Bible prophecies are precise, specific and detailed. For example the Messianic prophecies of Jesus gave very specific details about His birth place (Micah 5:2), born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), betrayed by a friend (Psalms 41:9), sold for 30 silver coins (Zechariah 11:12), crucified (Zechariah 12:10), lots cast over His clothing (Psalm 22:18), none of His bones were broken (Psalm 34:20), buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9), and raised on the third day (Hosea 6:2). These detailed prophecies (over 125) prove without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was the Messiah. For this reason Bible‘s prophecies can be trusted as the sure Word of God (2 Peter 1:19).

Bible Prophecies has a dual purpose. One it teaches people the Word of God so that they can be edified (1 Corinthians 14:3) and it also predict future events with 100% accuracy. In predicting the future, if the prophesied event does not happen, then it can be concluded that it was a false prophecy (Deuteronomy 18:22). But the Bible also adds, that even if what a prophet says comes true, if he does not teach people God’s Word, then he is a false prophet (Deuteronomy 13:1-3).

It is clear that Nostradamus did not lead people to the teachings of the Bible nor did he write prophecies that predict the future with 100% accuracy. For example, the prophecy of Nostradamus that is believed to predict the 9/11 attacks on the US is very vague with unspecific statements that could easily apply to other historical events around the world. For more detail on the Nostradamus prophecy of 9/11 and its vagueness, check the following link: https://bibleask.org/nostradamus-predict-911/

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