THE PROMISE OF A KING
Where Freud Went Wrong
by Vernon C. Grounds
"Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey"
For all his education, Austrian-born psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud couldn't predict how history was going to unfold. When Communist revolutionaries were laying the foundation of Soviet tyranny on the corpses of their own countrymen, Freud wrote: "At a time when great nations are declaring that they expect to find salvation solely from a steadfast adherence to Christian piety, the upheaval in Russia...seems to promise a better future." How mistaken that godless man was!
Freud's failure to predict the future stands in stark contrast to the hundreds of fulfilled prophecies of the Bible. People may make educated guesses, but only God knows the future.
None of the Bible's prophecies are more wonderful than those about the Messiah. The Old Testament foretold many details of Christ's life and death, such as His Virgin Birth (Isa.7:10-14), sacrificial death (Isa.53), and even His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Zech.9:9; Mt.21:5).
How wonderful that the all-knowing God promises that the King who came on a donkey nearly 2,000 years ago will one day return in glory and power (2 Thes.1:7-10). Until then, the same Divine Promise Keeper will care for those who have asked Christ to reign in their hearts._
God kept His promise of the Saviour's birth
That wondrous night when Jesus came to earth;
And still today the prophets' message rings:
He'll come again to reign as King of kings.
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