Good tyre pressure is important, but Christians who believe in the power of biblical prophecy fear having their Tyres checked. Or at least they should! The city of Tyre was prophesied about in the Bible. In Ezekiel 26, the prophet mentioned several events that were to occur in Tyre as punishment for the city’s arrogance and merciless actions. The following is a quote from that chapter:
Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up. And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for spreading nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,” says the Lord God; “it shall become plunder for the nations. Also her daughter villages which are in the fields shall be slain by the sword. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”
For thus says the Lord God: … They will plunder your riches and pillage your merchandise; they will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses; they will lay your stones, your timber, and your soil in the midst of the water. I will put an end to the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps shall be heard no more. I will make you like the top of a rock; you shall be a place for spreading nets, and you shall never be rebuilt, for I the Lord have spoken,” says the Lord God….
For thus says the Lord God: “When I make you a desolate city, like cities that are not inhabited, when I bring the deep upon you, and great waters cover you, then I will bring you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lowest part of the earth, in places desolate from antiquity, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you may never be inhabited; and I shall establish glory in the land of the living. I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more; though you are sought for, you will never be found again,” says the Lord God (26:1-14,19-21).
It is clear from Scripture that Yahweh was not very happy with Tyre. In fact he says that he is going to completely destroy it, in such a way that no one will even know where it is any more. That’s a pretty serious and unambiguous statement by God there. As any Bible scholar will tell you biblical prophecy has to be correct, or the Bible should not be believed. The punishment for making incorrect prophecies, as cited in the Old Testament, was death. And for the Bible to be believable as the divine, inspired Word of God it must be completely correct in all of its prophecies. So how does this one stack up?
The city of Tyre was founded around 2750 BC and is located in south Lebanon, right where it has always been. If you should go to the following coordinates: 33°16′15″N 35°11′46″E you will find the city of Tyre. You can even just type “Tyre, Lebanon” into Google Earth and you will find it in a matter of seconds. There are no tricks, this is the very same Tyre that was spoken about in the Bible, and it is still there. The presence of the city of Tyre reveals that this is an incorrect Bible prophecy. All it takes is one incorrect Bible prophecy to demonstrate that the Bible is not the inspired, divine Word of God, and should not be trusted.