What is your take on supernatural biblical scholars (like Tom Horn ) who spend a great deal of time, research, field trips etc into writing books, documentaries, and then go on to Christian tv shows using current events to corroborate with the bilblical/ extra bibilical prophecies? Some of the stronger claims they allege is that:
– That the “son of perdition” as said in Revelation is Apollyon in Greek or otherewise Apollo/Osiris, the Eygption god and this relates to the Washington monument (666 inches high/ wide) /dome of the white house and our US presidents’ inauguration ( 1 minutes in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6818DEaNpxs)
– Mt. Graham, historically occupied by Navejo/hopi/ Anasazi indians have a traditional teaching with similiar themes as the preflood of the bible ( interview 16:00 minutes in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSxauIO3KC0 ) and it includes Giants, “nephilim” , and cannibalism before a great flood.
The initial and subsequent inclinations I have are to dismiss this. UFO’s, government/freemason conspiracy, animal-human hybrids seem somewhat crazy. But these talks seem to be biblically related with no obvious financial or personal agenda other than to ” wake the church”. How should an average christian respond to this type of psuedo science/biblical scholarship. It seems difficult to refute the facts and conclusions without conducting a long investigation.
Thanks for any insight
I watched the first video. This is only for people who are fairly easily misled. The guys in this video present absolutely zero evidence to support the claim that this supposed prophecy of the next 112 popes is even remotely accurate. They admit that virtually all the “prophecies” are too vague to be of any value, then they use one example for Pope Benedict XV which is also so vague as to be meaningless. This is similar to the better-known claims that Nostradamus (a French man from the 16th century) has predicted such things as the assasination of John Kennedy and 9/11. Nostradamus wrote many verses which are so vague that they could be applied to almost any person in any age. Believers need to learn to be sufficiently skeptical to not be made a fool of by these men who are simply trying to make easy money off of those who are looking for things to believe in. If this is what you consider an example of a “strong claim” then you would do well to be more skeptical and to completely ignore these bogus attempts by greedy people to deceive people.
The second claim is so unbelievable that it is hard to believe anyone would be even slightly tempted to believe in this utter nonsense. Portals to other dimensions and massive conspiricies at CERN? Really?
The third claim is equally ridiculous. First of all, Francis Bacon lived in the late 1500s and early 1600s. How could he have been involved in designing Washington DC’s architecture? Besides, Bacon was a politician and philosopher, but not an architect. I teach a class titles Intro to Scientific Thought in which I teach students students about how to distinguish legitimate claims from pseudoscience. One of the marks of pseudoscience is using unsolved mysteries to create a scenario when there is no actual physical evidence to support the scenario. Just because something appears to be a bit mysterious does not open the question up to any and all explanations.
You say that these things are “biblically related”, but Tom Horn gives no actual biblical reference to an actual historical event. As soon as you hear this kind of talk, you should simply turn it off and, whatever you do, please do not give any credence to these folks. Trying to connect current events to biblical or other prophecies is a cottage industry. You say that you see no financial motive. Let me assure that this is the MAIN motive of these deceivers. They are making big bucks off of people who buy their bogus books. You say that it is hard to refute the facts, but these folks have no facts. It is all talk and idle speculation. That is why their speculations are hard to refute. What evidence did they have? Please be more skeptical than this.
Whatever Tom Horn is, he is no Bible scholar. He makes alarmist end-time claims and then sells products relevant to those who are misled into buying survivalist materialists at his website survivormall.com. I do not know the man personally, but I am very suspicious of his motives.
Jesus made it clear that noone will know the time of the end. He said that even he did not know the day or the hour in Matthew 24. Anyone who claims that they do are liars. Plain and simple. This is very presumptuous to claim to know better than Jesus himself. My suggestion is to not listen to anyone who claims to have specific knowledge of the end of times. Let us focus on righteousness and on spreading the gospel.