The Predictions of Nostradamus: Fact or Fiction?
Michel de Nostredame, famously known as Nostradamus, was a renowned French astrologer who captured the imagination of many during his time. Although his work, “Les Prophéties,” published in 1555, skyrocketed his popularity, it is important to evaluate the accuracy of his predictions.
Nostradamus claimed to base his prophecies on astrological information, but his competence was heavily criticized. Research conducted on his prophecies revealed that a significant portion of “Les Prophéties” consisted of paraphrases of ancient collections of end-of-the-world prophecies, primarily derived from the Bible, and supplemented with references to projected historical events.
The “City of God” and Israel’s Future
Nostradamus, in his quatrains, mentioned a Third World War connected to a conflict that would unfold in what he referred to as the “City of God.” Considering the historical context of Nostradamus’s time, it becomes clear that he was referring to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Significantly, in light of the ongoing attacks on Israel by the Islamist group Hamas, many individuals find Nostradamus’s words eerily prophetic.
According to Nostradamus, after a conflict in the “City of God,” a great leader would surrender, leading to the eruption of the Third World War:
“In the ‘City of God’, there will be a powerful thunder/ Two brothers torn apart by chaos, while the city withstands/ The great leader will surrender/ The third great war will begin when the great city is burning.”
Insights into the Future: War and a Third Antichrist
Nostradamus also mentioned a significant war that he predicted would occur in the year 2023:
“Seven months of Great War, people dying due to wicked deeds. Rouen, Evreux will not fall into the hands of the king.”
Moreover, according to Nostradamus’s prophecies, the emergence of a third Antichrist was also foreseen for the year 2023. As claimed by the French astrologer, the first two Antichrists were represented by Napoleon and Hitler.
“The Antichrist will soon destroy the three/ His war will last twenty-seven years/ The unbelievers will be dead, captives, or exiled/ With blood, human bodies, water, and red hail covering the earth,” as described in “Les Prophéties.”
While we must approach these prophecies with caution, they undoubtedly capture the fascination and concern of many. Only time will reveal the true nature of Nostradamus’s predictions, and whether they hold any bearing on future events.