Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder

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We suggest you take the time to write out your answers to these questions and compare them to the scriptures given. Please feel free to write us with any comments or suggestions, including questions about the course or this lesson.

• Some Bible prophecies predict the darkest days are yet ahead, but is Bible prophecy always bad news? (Matthew 24:8; Romans 8:18-23).

• How does God communicate to humankind His will in advance of what will take place? (Amos 3:7; Hebrews 1:1-2).

• It is one thing to predict that an event will take place and another to bring it to eventuality. Can God bring to pass what He foretells? (Isaiah 46:9-11).

• In Jesus' Olivet Prophecy, He gave both a warning and prediction of a trend that would begin in the early Church and continue until His return. What was that condition? (Matthew 24:3-24).

• Jesus prophesied of three other primary conditions that would also be prevalent in our world at the end of the age. What are they? (Matthew 24:6-8).

• What did Jesus say would be the fate of all humankind if God does not intervene in human affairs? (Matthew 24:21-22).

• What does God's Word admonish us to do to be ready for these coming times? (1 Thessalonians 5:4-11; Luke 21:34-36; Mark 13:33-37; Revelation 3:3).

• Why was Jesus born, and why will He return to earth? (John 18:37; Luke 1:30-33; Daniel 7:13-14).

• Many of the problems of this world can be traced back to the evil influence of Satan the devil (1 John 5:19; Revelation 12:9). Will Satan be particularly active just before Christ's return? (Revelation 12:12-17).

• What knowledge will fill the world as the government of God replaces the influence of the devil? (Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 11:9).