But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 2 Peter 2:1-2
Just as I thought, we’re still here. Only a portion of the prediction came true.
The sun did clothe the constellation Virgo. The moon appeared at her feet. And twelve stars and planets appeared over her head.
However that happens more than you may think and any free star-gazing computer program can track the movement of the solar system in relation to the objects outside of it. I have one.
It’s easy to predict something frequently occurring.
It’s more difficult to predict something that has not occurred, never happened, or never seen, like the mysterious Planet X, which was supposed to approach Earth and either pass by it or slam into it.
Something else that is difficult to predict is the rapture because it has never happened. It did not take place five or six times over the past thousand years so there is no reference for prediction other than the Bible.
Jesus, Himself, said, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” Matt 25:13
With those words it makes it really difficult to predict the exact date of His return.
As a result those predicting the rapture and end of the earth do a disservice to the words of Jesus and scripture in general.
These predictions tend to make people doubt.
Let me be more generic.
Do you remember the weather forecasters predicting how bad Hurricanes Harvey and Irma would impact the respective areas?
How many ignored those predictions and rode the storm out but now vow never to do it again.
Why did they decide to stay and ignore the warning? It’s because the weather forecasters were wrong about many other predictions.
People will not take the Christian message of Jesus’ return seriously with the prediction of failing times and dates.
So let me predict when He comes – the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Luke 12:40