Q. I had a huge shock last Christmas when my pastor stood in front of our church and proclaimed ALL 500+ prophesies of Jesus had already been fulfilled. I really believe this man is a man of God but how on earth could he say such a thing? When I first walked into this church 8 years ago after spending 4 years looking, I felt at home. But now I am beginning to doubt that I am in the right place. I don’t know what to do. Can you help?
A. Some scholars claim to have identified as many as 800 prophecies in the Bible that relate to either the first or second coming. They calculate that about 300 of them were fulfilled in the 1st coming. That leaves 500 or so unfulfilled. Two of the most obvious indicators that there are unfulfilled prophecies are 1) the Lord is not here yet, and 2) we still are. If you’re sure you understood him correctly then your pastor is ignoring the run-up to the most amazing event in human history. I can see why you’re disappointed.
I am frequently asked for help from people who can’t find a Bible believing, Bible preaching church to attend. Of course I’m unable to do so for a variety of reasons. First of all, even if I came to your town and found a Church to my liking, there’s no guarantee it would meet your needs. It’s something each of us has to do for ourselves, and it’s getting more difficult by the day.