Prophecies Surrounding the Sinking of the Titanic
Perhaps the one event which has most astonishingly demonstrated the reality of prophecy is the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic, which struck an iceberg off Canada's coast on April 15, 1912.
With the disaster's 100th anniversary coming up tomorrow, consider these incredible facts, among many others, cited in the book Prophecies Surrounding the Titanic (Amazon.com):
The British journalist W. T. Stead (pictured above), doomed to die on the Titanic, seemed his entire life long to display an unconscious knowledge of his date with destiny in his writing, speech-giving and behavior. As just one example, he wrote an 1892 short story that eerily described the watery demise he would face exactly 20 years later.
In 1898, ex-sailor Morgan Robertson went into a trance and wrote a "fictional" literary story, The Wreck of the Titan. In amazing detail, the story turned out ot be an unintended script for the events of the disaster, down to the number of passengers, tonnage of the ship, shortage of lifeboats, and many other small details.
Typical of the numerous strange "concidences" piling up just before the catastrophe: Two hours before the iceberg crash, singing Titanic crew members inexplicably selected the hymn, Hear, Father, While We Pray to Thee, For Those in Peril in the Sea. Thousands of miles away, at that moment, the same hymn was being sung by a congregation in Winnipeg, Canada. Its minister, Charles Morgan had earlier selected the hymn for his flock after hearing the title and vividly seeing the hymn number while in a trance-like state. Although he had never sung the hymn before, he was able to locate the music in his library and include it in his church service that night.