I remember being taught years ago the proof of God is in the prophecies of the Old Testiment. Later, I learned and accepted there is not proof, not even evidence, the Jesus character of the Bible is the fulfillment of any prophecy.
The Jews have said since day one the Jesus character did not free them from the Romans, a requirement of the prophecy. But, those needing discovery of a religious leader disregarded that requirement and claimed otherwise.
The prophecy industry, if that’s what it could be called is thriving. Obama’s first election put it on the uptick, the second election has made it into a growth industry.
A couple of regulars on the prophecy circuit are Harold Camping and Pat Robertson. The first was an expert on the end of the world, the latter on the inevitable election of Mitt Romney.
A popular prophecies has been the end of straight marriage caused by gay marriage. As gay marriage has become more accepted, we should by now be seeing some demise in straight marriage. Heterosexual couples are still marrying.
We should also be seeing by now evidence that Obama is the anti Christ. Though many complain that he seems too secular, I haven’t seen any evidence of the anti Christ.
I can’t begin to remember how many people predicted an economic crash if Obama was reelected. Mitt Romney was among those who make this prophecy. Instead, there has been economic improvement.
The only hopeful thing is people seem to discount false prophets.
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