Experts Mess Up

[M]y words will never pass away.
             —Matthew 24:35

Jeff Jacoby, a columnist for the Boston Globe, wrote a piece about the “uncanny ability of experts to get things hopelessly, cataclysmically wrong.”

Here are a couple of examples: (1) In 1928 Henry Ford said, “People are becoming too intelligent ever to have another war.” (2) In the 1970s the experts told us we were heading into a massive climate crisis; the earth was cooling at an unprecedented pace—we were racing into an “ice age.” Hmm.

Never did people “get things [more] hopelessly, cataclysmically wrong” than the religious experts of Jesus’ day: put an end to Jesus, and it would put an end to his message they reasoned.

Jesus is the one expert who never gets it wrong. He said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Mt 24:35).

Predicting the future is uncertain . . .
unless you know the one who knows the future.

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