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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 10. September 20th, 1949

Prophecy, Prophecy, all is Prophecy . .

Prophecy, Prophecy, all is Prophecy . . .

It is a simple matter to find any amount of "true prophecy" after an event has happened. All that is required is a suitable amount of diligent research. The Biblical quotations which Veritas gives are quite relevant in this argument: however, any references taken from Plutarch, Vergil and Cicero cannot but be suspect. The so-called Messianic Eclogue of Vergil is most probably written in praise of the then unborn child of Augustus and Livia, and in any case, the presence of the Messianic idea in Latin and Greek authors is merely indicative of the gradual spread of Eastern cultural ideas into the West, not that the "expectation of His coming" was "an expectation common among all nations."