Prophetic Paintings? Really?

I’ll never be a fan of so-called prophetc painting. Why?

First, there’s the issue of creating an IMAGE for a religious purpose. Too much like a golden calf for my liiking.

Second, people are calling their paintings ‘prophetic,’ but by definition, to be prophetic,something must have and deliver a clear message from God or have been directly inspired by Him. I’ve yet to see any that do either.

Paint if you enjoy it, but in a world where what people need is Christ and him crucified, it seems blasphemous to presume our artwork to be prophetic while people die and go to hell all around us without us ever uttering a single word in the interest of their salvation.