What you believe about Bible prophecy greatly impacts how you live in the present. Even though this is true, it does not appear to by widely believed or understood by the majority of American Christians. Bible prophecy beliefs today are too often thought to be peripheral matters of personal preference. Yet, 60% of the New Testament cannot be expounded without making interpretative decisions about matters relating either directly or indirectly to Bible prophecy. A current case-in-point is Reconstructionists1 Gary North and his predictions about the impending Y2K computer problem.
Ice, Thomas D., "Scary Gary and Y2K" (2009). Article Archives. Paper 123.