Originally posted by EyesWideShut
The bible is a storybook...
I guess you could call it that, but I think that your intention was to say that none of it is true, and that instead the contents are all just made up
stories. But in fact it is not a story book in this sense, but it is a history book. For the religion of the Hebrews dictated much of their social and
political life, and thus influenced their actions in regard to other nations, and basically made history turn out the way it did. The Bible also
contains some history of other nations as well.
And no one can say with any certainty that the entire Bible is fiction. This is just a ridiculous statement to be honest. There are likely many true
accounts in the Bible, just as there are likely many false accounts, depending on the author(s) of the particular section. And now to the original
I am quite leery of anyone who claims to have information from God. This is because human beings easily misconstrue information. I have seen a
preacher talk about how his sermon was about a certain thing, yet after church when the congregation would mingle and talk with each other and him,
some people would comment on his sermon and say that they really liked this or that point. But he said that he never made that point, or even wanted
to make that point. The point is that humans misconstrue even basic information, and this is just the result of how the brain works.
So a person may think they hear a voice in their head, or think they hear it out loud, telling them something, but it very well could be, and probably
is, their own mind and imagination. And now for the most important point I would like to make. If you believe in the teachings of the Bible, then you
must know that the Lord explicitly stated that NO ONE except Him, the Father, would know when the end would arrive. Jesus would not even tell this
date to his disciples, probably because while on earth He himself did not know.
So there is quite a contradiction in your claim that God has given you information that allows you to say when the end of time will arrive, because
then He would be going against what He already stated. Something that Jesus did say was to beware of false prophets, and because of the reasons I
described above, this is what you are, as you claim to be a prophet of God, even if you did not use those terms, but you obviously can not be since
your information is inaccurate...
And was not John the Baptist the last actual prophet until the tribulation arrives? I cannot be certain about this because it is fuzzy in my head, but
I think it is accurate. Plus, a prophet is someone who God uses to serve a particular purpose. Usually this was to warn various peoples that unless
they changed their ways, something bad would occur. So what would the point be of God wanting people to know the world would end in 2013, if He was
not also going to urge people to repent? But as I said, God would never have given anyone this information in the first place, so there are so many
strikes against you that it is not even funny.
The only reason I am not going to get mad at you for basically doing what I consider to be lying, is that it is possible that you actually believe
what you are saying. If this is the case, then you are simply hearing what is in your own mind.