Like poor Frodo Baggins, Daniel first sees the destiny of humanity approach through other people’s dreams, then he has a dream of his own, and then he sees it coming “with his waking eyes“. At the height of these visions all thought of food and drink will leave him, as his visions terrify him.
I sometimes have the question asked of me, “where was God when the Tsunami happened in South East Asia?” What is meant by that question is this, “why didn’t God do something to prevent it? He is God after all.” I think it’s a very valid question, so valid that one way of answering it is this: Would you have even wondered about the whereabouts of God if the tsunami had not happened?
I’m interested here, in prophecy that deals with large, multi-generational themes from religious writings. I’m not looking for heavenly, or metaphysical, prophecies because they are not verifiable, and I am not looking for isolated, short term prophecies because they could be seen as coincidental even if they are accurate. I am looking here at “big religious prophecy“, and I am looking at them in the overall context of contradiction.