The Bible had prophets. There are prophets today.
Prophets are a dime a dozen. A year or so ago radio personality, Harold Camping, predicted the world would end on a date certain. Herbert W. Armstrong made such prophecies. These prophesies have always turned out to be wrong.
But, what about those who say the Bible’s real prophesy is that Jesus will return, the world will end, but we don’t have any idea when it will happen? Is this prophesy more correct then those of Armstrong and Camping?
It seems to me there are three separate prophesies. People need to decide which is the correct one. The three are:
1.) They world will end on a date certain, the date can be figured out from the Bible.
2.) They world will end when Jesus returns, we have no idea when that will be.
3.) The world will end when some natural or man made phenomena ends it, the sun fails, the atmosphere fails, etc., but it will have nothing to do with religion.
Choosing the prophesy that is correct is quite important because the other two are false. If people rally around one of the two false ones, they will waste time and effort better spent preparing, or preventing, the correct one. We can already see time and effort was wasted worrying about those of Camping and Armstrong.
I’d suggest prophesy 3.). Otherwise you will waste your life believing in one of the other two. So far as we know, they are both false.