We are often asked why we take time each week to discuss news in the light of Bible prophecy. Some feel that Bible prophecy can be depressing or scary, especially to children. So why do it? Jesus Christ warned several times in the gospels, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming” (Matthew 24:42; cf. 25:13; Luke 21:36). The Apostle Paul warned “let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6). Jesus foretold that at the end of the age many would be so engrossed in “the cares of this life” that His return would surprise them (Luke 21:34). Jesus also urged His followers to “pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (v. 36). God told His representatives to “warn the world” of impending events or they would be held accountable for their negligence (see Ezekiel 3 and 33).
As we see Bible prophecies being fulfilled that God foretold thousands of years ago, we are reminded that we are living at the end of the age and that there is a real God who declares “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10). Fulfilled Bible prophecies are powerful proofs of God’s existence that can energize those who are truly watching! News and Prophecy is a tool that God can use to remind us of the approaching end of the age and counter the spiritual lethargy of this world. The future is nothing to fear when you understand the gospel of the prophesied coming Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 24:14; Revelation 5:10).
For more details about why it is important to study Bible prophecy, watch our Tomorrow’s World telecast Why Bible Prophecy?