This habit of predicting disasters which never occur has been with humanity throughout the ages. Nostradamus predicted all sorts of colamities that never happened. A preacher in America named William Miller claimed that Christ would return in judgement in 1843 or 1844. His followers became sorrowful when nothing happened. The Jehovah’s Witnesses claimed many dates as the end of the world but nothing happened. Herbert W. Armstrong, founder of the Worldwide Church of God, claimed that Christ wouldn’t come before his death. He died in January of 1986, proving that prediction false. Jack van Impe, Herald Camping, and a hoast of other personalities all set dates for the end of the world, all with disappointing results.
Jesus Christ himself said that no man would know the time of his coming. As we prepare to celebrate his incarnation tonight and tomorrow, lets remember that nobody but God Almighty knows the future. These prognostigators can make all the predictions they want but it won’t change God’s plans.