Many people predicted that Jesus would return in 1988. It appears that 1988 was a popular year for many false prophets. Predictions included the return of Jesus Christ, the rapture, and the end of the world. Here is a list:
- Edgar C. Whisenant predicted that the Rapture would occur in 1988 in his book “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988”. When his prediction did not materialize, Whisenant wrote “89 Reasons why the Rapture is in 1989”.
- Colin Deal authored a book called, “Christ Returns by 1988”.
- J R Church clearly writes that 1988 would be the year that Christ would return in his book “Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms”.
It turns out that Ahnsahnghong predicted that Christ would return in 1988 as well.
Recorded in his own writings
In my experience in the WMSCOG, the pastor spent an entire service explaining why Ahnsahnghong predicted that the world would end in 1988. The pastor, like the blogger referenced in the previous paragraph, also explained that this prediction fulfilled the “prophecy of Jonah”.
What Does the Bible Say?
Jesus said in Matthew 24:36 that no one knows the day nor the hour, only the Father. Therefore, since Ahnsahnghong’s 1988 prediction did not materialize, not only is he not the “father” as some WMSCOG members refer to him, but he also clearly violated Matthew 24:36, by claiming to know when Christ would return.
For more information on the multitude of failed apocalyptic predictions visit http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm