Failure to predict the future - so what?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by BobRyan, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. BobRyan

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    Some say that there will be a rapture then trib then 2nd coming EVEN though Matt 24 makes it very clear that "AFTER the Tribulation of those days... they will see the son of Man coming".

    Their prediction of the future is wrong.



    Some claim that in the middle of the tribulation - Christ comes and then "more tribulation". But Matt 24 does not support that either.

    Their prediction of the future is simply wrong. The sequence they expect will never happen.




    Some claim that "AFTER the tribulation of those days... they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven" --

    Their prediction fits Matt 24 -- the future sequence they expect will actually happen.

    The point is that failure to accurately predict the future is not the sign of being Christian or non-Christian as can be seen in the case of the first 2 groups.





    Now let's take the case of those who accept the Ten Commandments as all being valid -- D. L. Moody would be an example of people in that group.

    Furthermore lets take the group within that larger group that accept God's Ten Commandments (yes even the 4th) who claim that the 4th commandment can not be "edited" but must remain unchanged for all of eternity "From Sabbath to Sabbath shall all mankind come before Me to Worship" Isaiah 66. (This group woud include the Seventh-day Baptists for example)

    Now let's take an even smaller group inside that larger group -- one that predicts that in the future according to Rev 14:6-9 the specifics of the Sabbath debate becomes a huge issue dividing mankind.

    If you do not think that future prediction is correct and if you are right -- then that future prediction simply never takes place. Their expectation of such a future world wide turmoil over the Sabbath never takes place.

    So what?

    On the other hand IF they are right in making that prediction from Rev 14 -- then we are warned about a future event -- forewarned is fore-armed. We are the better for it.

    What say you?

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
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    I could easily add other scenarios as well --

    "Some say there is no real 1000 years between the first and second resurrection at the end of time no matter that the Bible says there is"

    They are wrong about what they expect to see in the future.

    "Some say that Christ will not come again and THEN take the saints back to heaven - to His Father's house WHERE he has prepared a place for them" no matter what John 14 says to the contrary.

    This is the "High bounce" group.

    They are wrong about what will happen in the Future.


    Some think that all the Jews will suddenly all become Christians in the future - just before the 2nd coming.

    They are wrong about what will happen in the future.


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    But in the end they WILL see the REAL future - so why condemn others over these things since once the future arrives we will all see that what they "expect" to happen did not ever actually happen?

    in Christ,

    Bob
     

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