Prophecy It is a concept that comes from Latin prophetīa, although its most remote origin is in the Greek language. Its about supernatural gift that allows to know distant or future things by inspiration of God. The term is also used to name the predictions made by virtue of this gift. For example: “The prophecy indicates that a new messiah will come in the future”, “Many scholars maintain that the terrorist attack was anticipated in some prophecies”, “Thanks for the warning, but I don’t believe in the prophecies”.
Prophecy, therefore, is clairvoyance about the future. It differs from predictions in that these follow a logical process, while the prophecies are not linked to reasoning but to divine inspiration. In everyday language, however, prophecy is spoken of as the conjecture formed by signs or clues that are observed: “The deputy’s prophecy about social violence was exactly fulfilled”, “Given this reality, my prophecy is that the fish will soon disappear from this river”.
It is interesting to note that one of the classic films of the horror genre is called precisely “The Prophecy.” It was directed in 1976 by the filmmaker Richard Donner and stars such actors as Gregory Peck, Harvey Stephens, David Warner and Lee Remick.
The story that we are told is that of a married couple who see how on the day their first child is delivered, he is still born. For this reason, without his wife knowing it, the husband decides to replace him with a little boy who has been abandoned as soon as he arrives in this world. What the man could not know is that this child would be surrounded from that first moment by a large number of strange inexplicable events where death is very present.
And it is that everything makes us suspect that this little one is the Antichrist. The terror that this film caused and the fact that it has become almost a cult film work has led to it having several subsequent films. Specifically, up to three more sequels have been shot. All this without forgetting that in 2006 a remake was even presented, directed by John Moore, and that had Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles, among others, as main actors.
The religions Monotheists such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam consider that prophecies are indicators of God’s designs. The prophetsIn this sense, they are messengers.
In this sense, we would have to establish, for example, that all those written documents that were made by those known as major prophets and that can be found in what is the Old Testament are known as prophecies.
The parapsychologists and those who boast of divinatory powers are also often defined as prophets. An example of these prophets is Nostradamus, who would have anticipated the coming to power of Napoleon bonaparte and the atomic bombs on Hiroshima Y Nagasaki, among other historical events.