We are sometimes asked why we take time each week to discuss news in the light of Bible prophecy. Some feel Bible prophecy is depressing or scary. Others wonder about its spiritual value. So why do it?
Christ warned us several times, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming” (Matthew 24:42; cf. also Matthew 25:13; Luke 21:36). The Apostle Paul warned, “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6). Jesus warned that at the end of the age many would be so busy with “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 people to warn the House of Israel (Ezekiel 3 and 33), and by extension the world (Proverbs 24:11-12), of impending events or they themselves would be held accountable.
As we see ancient Bible prophesies being fulfilled, we are reminded that we are living in the last days and that God declares “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10). Fulfilled prophecies are powerful proofs of God’s existence that can energize those who are truly watching! News and Prophecy is designed to be a tool 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?”