By this thread im not stating any Doctrine but something Historical that happened in 1917. It was witnessed by 70,000 people, got much media attention, and even secular people with no Religious persuasion wrote about it which makes it a Historical fact (something that happened) rather then something Doctrinal.
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In 1917, three shepard children were told that there were some Supernatural causes for World War 1 which was going on and that the war would end shortly.
The world was warned in advance that there would be a second and greater war. They were told precisely when the war would take place and that that the night would be aflame with an unknown light as a warning from God prior to it happening.
The Children were told that communism would rise in Russia and that Russia's errors (communism and socialism) would spread throughout the world causing wars and destruction of nations.
People were given many instructions on how these calamities could be avoided and a miracle was promised for everyone to see who wanted to show up at the Cova Da Iria, Fatima, Portugal.
A crowd of 70,000 people, many of them being antireligious communists and freemasons witnessed the promised miracle and wrote about it in secular newspapers...that is a fact
Two of the children were told they would die shortly and they did
To state that the miracle of Fatima took place is not necessarily saying that it was from God but that something took place that defied the laws of science and was witnessed by thousands of people and future events were told in advance. Some people say that the Supernatural event happened but it had some other origin than divine.
With that said, the miracle was witnessed by 70,000 people many of them with no religious persuasion wrote about what they saw. That is a FACT. Three illiterate shepard children told the world about the coming of the second world war and the rise of Communism prior to it happening...that is a fact.
An event like this is seen in Biblical times but when have we ever witnessed a miraculous and prophetic event like this in the 20th or 21sth century?
No Dogma is defined by saying that thousands of people witnessed a miracle, it was promised that it would happen, and prophecies were contained that came true. If you research it from a Historical perspective you will discover it to be a fact because it got so much media attention when it happened.
I consider what happened at Fatima Portugal to be the greatest supernatural event and sign to modern skeptics who disbelieve the Supernatural.
What do you think?