Bible prophecy is an integral part of the Bible, God's inspired revelation to mankind. Through it God reveals Himself, His plan for humanity and why we are here.
Is Bible prophecy relevant to us today?
Many people regard prophecy as mystical, strange and unreal, with no relevance to their lives. Others, having encountered grossly distorted interpretations of Bible prophecy, have grown skeptical and disillusioned.
However, when properly understood, the Bible speaks with a clear, consistent and reliable message that is just as appropriate for us as it was for the people of ancient Israel.
Whether you are unsure of the value of the Bible's prophecies or regard them with deep respect, the free booklet, You Can Understand Bible Prophecy , is meant to help you accurately understand prophecy. We want you to see the true scope of prophecy—how it links mankind's past, present and future. A knowledge of Bible prophecy can provide you with a balanced perspective revealed by the Creator.
God's Promises: the Foundation of Prophecy
Prophecy is not merely a series of unrelated predictions randomly scattered throughout the Bible. It has a structure; it is set on a firm foundation. To understand the foundation, we must realize the overall purpose of the Bible, its themes and the threads of its stories.
Why Bible Prophecy Is Relevant
The Bible is unique among all literature. Though penned by many writers from varied cultures over a span of 15 centuries, it is the masterpiece of a single author, the Creator of the universe.
Much of this remarkable book is prophetic. Its prophecies reveal crucial information about the future of mankind. When we realize that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, then we begin to realize the significance of its prophecies. They are reliable because God Himself inspired them.
This consistency gives the Bible unrivaled distinction among literary works. This constancy is one of the proofs of its divine inspiration. As the Bible itself powerfully proclaims about its origin: "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Timothy 3:16).
What does the Creator tell us about Himself and the future? "I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done … Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it" (Isaiah 46:9-11). God not only claims to reveal the future, He has the power to bring to pass what He has foretold!
The apostle Peter advises us to pay attention to the words of the biblical prophets: "And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed…knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:19-21).
Bible Prophecy Reveals God's Plan for Mankind
Read on to learn how prophecy fills in the details of God's wonderful plan for humanity. You will discover the reason people suffer and the lessons they should learn from it. You will see that God, who inspired prophecy, cares for people—that He has designed a logical and realistic master plan for solving the suffering and dilemmas that (as history well shows) we cannot resolve on our own.
You will also learn why the life, work and mission of Jesus, as the Messiah, was planned even "before time began" (2 Timothy 1:9)—and why His continuing efforts are crucial to the success of God's plan and purpose for our future.
Come with us on a journey to explore and understand Bible prophecy. Read You Can Understand Bible Prophecy online.
You might also be interested in our other free prophetic booklets, including, The Middle East in Bible Prophecy and The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy .