A Meeting of History and Prophecy or Just a Manipulation of Dates and Events?

Check out the notes at the bottom of this picture quoting Robert Kennedy’s statement in 1968 about the possibility of a black man possibly becoming the President of the United States in about 40 years (40 years from when he made the speech).

“Things are moving so fast in race relations, a Negro could be president in 40 years… Prejudice exists and probably will continue to but we have  tried to make progress and we are making progress. We are not going to accept the status quo.” – Bobby Kennedy, Alabama, 1968

picture of Barack Obama and Robert Kennedy

picture of Barack Obama and Robert Kennedy

We did some research on this issue and we found that while many see this as a significant depiction of a prophetic statement in view of the possibility of Barack Obama becoming the first American Black President 40 years after Robert Kennedy made the statement, there are also those who believe that although this statement was made by Robert Kennedy, it was not exactly made in 1968 and that the phrase was actually “in about 30 to 40 years.”

Whether we choose to see this as a true significant manifestation of a prophetic statement, coincidence or just a manipulation of dates and events to create the impression of a historic and prophetic manifestation, two facts remain (one favorable and the other unfavorable to either side of the arguement): (1) Barack Obama is not yet the President of the United States as of today which means that though this may seem prophetic it has not completely occurred; (2) Whether it is 30 or 40 years ago that this statement was made, the fact is that the thought and/or vision of Robert Kennedy  as contained in the  statement has a good possibility of  becoming a reality and therefore attaining the status of prophecy even if it is a qualified one.

Either way, we continue to wait and witness…



6 Responses

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  2. yall got an excuse for everything, because you know that Obama will be president of the UNITED STATES. by him saying 30 to 40 is irrelevant. He said 40 and that adds up to 2008. Don’t hate, because you know it will come to pass. mark my words

  3. Prophecy has been fullfilled even if some does not agree. The fact today is we just won the election and we will have a negroe President whom I am proud of because I am too a negroe. People let’s face it the Country wants change and Obama will bring just that. God bless America.

  4. Today it’s irrelevant if Kennedy said 30 or 40 years, last night history was made We now have an African American president. Last night Americans proved we can collectively come together to free ourselves of the ignorance and hatred that led the most viable candidate to be called a terrorist. America we truly are a great nation!

  5. A wake all!!! Our God is truly good! American stood united on November 4, 2008. It is truly a blessing to see that a lot of prayers were answered. Take heed and pray more as one. Everyone have a grand and wonderful day.

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