Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Avoiding the Repeat Cycle of Failed End-Times Predictions

Tips for avoiding the repeat cycle of failed end-times predictions: 1. Know for yourself what the prophetic text of Scripture itself actually says 2. Don't confuse allegory/symbolism for prose. 3. Where there is an allegory/symbol, see if the text itself explains the allegory/symbol 4. Where the text doesn't explain an allegory/symbol, see if the same symbol's meaning is explained elsewhere in the Bible 5. Don't confuse fulfilled prophecy for unfulfilled prophecy 6. No-one knows the hour, day, season nor times (years) 7. The main purpose for prophetic texts was not prediction per se but to give re-assurance 8. If anyone thinks he knows something, he doesn't know anything yet as he ought to know it