When you mention how relevant bible prophecy is to our day and age, there are a lot of Christians who tend to stick their fingers in their ears and starting humming loudly, whilst saying..."I can't hear you" Well maybe it's not that bad, but close.
Well you know, its not just we Christians who study the prophecies of the bible who believe some awful stuff is heading our way, but also the Muslim world have their own apocalyptic end-times prophecies. Then there are the native Americans, and Central Americans who believe we will enter into a time of terrible events that proceed a new golden age. Also the Buddhists believe their Messiah, (the Maitreya ) is already here and ready to announce himself to the world.
As for the coming global economic collapse that bible prophecy scholars and students know is coming, (the prophecies of the bible tell us so), a group of MIT researchers have concluded from a computer simulation that the global economy will collapse within the next 20 years. Well that may not be a prophecy, but it sure is a prediction of future events. (That's probably as close to "prophecy" as we will get from the secular academic world.)
It is also very interesting that this MIT project was done on behalf of the Club of Rome. The very same organization that some years ago divided the world into 10 economic regions, (the 10 final kingdoms of bible prophecy?). Do you suppose the Club of Rome also knows something of end-times prophecies?
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. James 5:1-3 NIV
From the articles:
Don't look now, but some of the world's smartest people are even predicting the end of the global economic order as we know it, and they're saying it'll happen within the next two decades. According to a group of researchers from the Jay W. Forrester's institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a computer simulation concluded that the world could suffer a "global economic collapse" coupled by a "precipitous population decline" at current rates of resource consumption.
The research was conducted on behalf of a group known as the The Club of Rome, which bills itself "as an informal association of independent leading personalities from politics, business and science, men and women who are long-term thinkers interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic manner to a better world." Founded in 1968, The Club of Rome aims "to identify the most crucial problems which will determine the future of humanity through integrated and forward-looking analysis; to evaluate alternative scenarios for the future and to assess risks, choices and opportunities," and to help find solutions to "challenges."
The number of unemployed people in Spain reached 5,639,500 at the end of March, with the unemployment rate hitting 24.4%, the national statistics agency said. The figures came hours after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Spanish sovereign debt. Official figures due out on Monday are expected to confirm that Spain has fallen back into recession. Earlier this week, the Bank of Spain said the economy contracted by 0.4% in first three months of this year, after shrinking by 0.3% in the final quarter of last year.
MIT computer simulation predicts total global economic collapse in less than 20 years
Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million - 24.4% unemployment