I see all manner of news and speculation about the Rapture and Final Judgment coming this Saturday. Pity, I was hoping for a nice outing with my wife and two little ones. :-)
Jesus was rather clear about the whole Second Coming thing---he said no man knoweth the day or the hour (excepting the Father). He said he thought that it'd be while some present were still alive, implying it'd be pretty soon, be that he himself had no certain knowledge of the same. So here some would-be prophets are claiming knowledge denied even to our Lord while he was here incarnate in the flesh. To this, I add that Jesus did not overturn the old covenant, he fulfilled it, and the old covenant has a very certain and severe injunction against false prophets. It involves getting stoned, and not in the way Californians have a predilection for. Pity the prophets of latter day doom have such horrid quality control by Old Testament standards.