1978: Chuck Smith, Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Cost Mesa, CA, predicted the rapture in 1981.
1985: Arnold Murray of the Shepherd's Chapel predicted that the war of Armageddon will start on 1985-JUN 8-9 in "a valley of the Alaskan peninsula."
Hal Lindsey had predicted in his book "The Late, Great Planet Earth" that the Rapture was coming in 1988 - one generation or 40 years after the creation of the state of Israel. This failed prophecy did not appear to damage his reputation. He continues to write books of prophecy which sell very well indeed.
Jack Van Impe - This year will see the start of the Great Tribulation. Political chaos, natural disasters, nuclear war and the world-wide rise of Islam will usher in mankind's final hour. (Apart from nuclear war, what's new?). This is about as accurate as his Rosh Hashanah 1999 speculation! 2001
"New York City will receive 3 major judgments before the end of 2008. Each one will be more devastating than the last. One will shake the entire financial world and cripple the once invincible financial power of America. Millions will lose everything in a moment. It will make the crash of the stock market in 1929 look like a little thing in comparison. America will no longer be the financial leader of the world.", so says Maurice Sklar 2008
In the late '70s, Pat Robertson predicted the end of the world would occur in the fall of 1982. "I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world," he said in a May, 1980 broadcast of the 700 Club. The failure of this prophecy did not seem to adversely affect his reputation.
On April 26, 1989, prophecy nutcase Doug Clark announced on Trinity Broadcasting Network's show Praise the Lord that World War III would begin within 3 years.
David Berg of the Children of God claimed in The Endtime News! that the Second Coming would take place in 1993. The Tribulation was to start in 1989.
These losers suck the life and money out of many believers and these believers keep these quacks in business (and that's just what it is a business and not a “ministry), just like the people vote the same losers in Congress, state and local governments. Its a no-wonder why Christians push for a “Christian Nation”--we're just followers and not discerner's of Truth.
Your article is very important to people who read and believe in these 'soothsayers'.
Frankly, I give little time or energy to actually read any prophesies!
We are all bound by the fact that we are children of God.
What's the saying? Hate the sin, love the sinner.
So, it might be said that these 'prophets' are simply being misguided- yet, they are happy to share their thoughts with those foolish enough to even listen to the, let alone to believe them.