When people try to look at the future they read the Bible and rightly so! Because the Bible is the only Holy Book of any religion that contains prophecy. And prophecy is history written in advance, clear, with a lot of details. Simply describing all kinds of events that are happening and will happen in the future. Now some people try to put these future events in a kind of prophetic roadmap, a kind of timetable. Is that the right thing to do?
Hundreds of theological books are dedicated to prophesy. All these books talk about the future and they present you with a kind of roadmap, an order of events, all with Bible verses and it’s all logically true and you think, that’s it! That must be true! But when you read the next book, the author starts to criticize the first one. In fact, a lot of authors have different perceptions and ideas about the Biblical prophetic events. How should we deal with this? Why has not God revealed to us in Scripture an order of prophetic events and how should we deal with the fact that He hasn’t revealed it like that? Rev Willem Glashouwer explains about prophecies in the Bible in this week’s episode (2) of the new series (3) of “Focus on the Future.”