Sunday, July 22, 2007


Pre-tribbers on their way to a prophecy convention.

I was just cleaning out unnecessary items in my Mac’s prophecy folder when I ran across a news item I had saved back in 2001. Prophecy Central, the most popular prophecy web site at the time, posted an article that spoke of a secret new invention that was yet to be revealed that was supposed to change the “face” of travel in the world. Some speculators thought that it might be a hovercraft.

Prophecy Central, the pre-trib web site stated, “If it does turn out to be a fast, clean, inexpensive method of transportation, it would give new meaning to the Biblical prophecy of Daniel 12:4.”

They said this because of the verse in Daniel that some interpreters claim is speaking of technology and travel.

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.

Well, sorry to say, but the invention was not a hovercraft. It was the Segway—the two wheeled device that has never caught on. This is one of many examples that shows that speculating about news events and what those events might mean in relation to biblical prophetic events is complete guesswork and usually makes the one interpreting the news look silly.

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