During my first ministry, I encountered a man who approached me about becoming a Christian. He had not been in church much before… but he was scared of God’s judgment. He’d just seen a TV special on a man named Nostradamus who had predicted the end of the world and this young man was afraid that the world would end before he got a chance to make his life right with God.
Now Nostradamus was a false prophet. He taught many heretical things but (pause) God seems to have used that false prophet to get that young man’s attention.
From Jeff Strite’s Sermon: It Was Grace That Taught My Heart To Fear