“Though He slays me yet will I trust in him, and I will maintain my ways before him” – Job 13:15.
Each of us has asked the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Why, despite their faithfulness and supplications, do many Christians become ill and die from horrible diseases? Why do so many not experience the emotionally satisfying presence of God, see visions, or have angelic visitations?
The history of the failed expectations in popular preaching is causing many to begin grasping at prophetic straws.
The history of failed predictions and projections by the Prophecy Industry has left many of its proponents holding an empty bag. Dispensationalism has a significant problem. Not only has it predicted the return of Jesus within a “biblical generation” of modern Israel’s founding in 1948, but also a long list of related events that must precede it, none of which have occurred.
Was the Apostle Paul serious when he wrote that church elders must be “above reproach?”
Unfortunately, the public exposure of the sins of church leaders has become commonplace, and often we discover their faults existed even before they entered the ministry. Even worse is when the committees that appointed them knew about their proclivities beforehand but selected them all the same.
The legacy of the “Prosperity Gospel” includes the corruption and defamation of the gospel, narcissism, deception, and apostasy.
When I became a Christian, the so-called “Prosperity Gospel” was new and largely restricted to the fringes of the Charismatic Movement. When I heard about it, I assumed such an obvious deception and moneymaking scam would never last, let alone come to dominate the entire movement. Well, so much for my prophetic abilities!
After decades of failed predictions and expectations, the question demands an answer: When has the Prophecy Industry ever got one right?
Popular prophecy preachers claim they are not “date-setters” like William Miller or Harold Camping. No, they only estimate the “season” of Christ’s return, not the exact day. But this is a splitting of hairs. From the warning, “neither the day nor the hour,” they deduce we can calculate the approximate “season” of his return.