Just a brief post this morning, but one that some, perhaps, will find interesting.
In the Living Church of God and on the Tomorrow’s World program, we spend a lot of time on prophecy, and this is not a bad thing. The Bible says that when you see a bad thing coming and say nothing, then you bear guilt (cf. Ezekiel 3 & 33). The gospel of God’s coming Kingdom is inherently prophetic in nature, and to avoid prophecy is to unnaturally hobble the work and avoid vast swaths of God’s Word, contrary to the admonition to live by every word of it (Matt. 4:4).
Yet, we also have to be careful that we don’t carelessly appropriate every secular “doom and gloom” projection as if it’s predictions of future catastrophe are unavoidable. As a case in point, I present to you this link to a thoughtful article on “The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894.”