If the study of Bible prophecy is becoming increasingly important to you personally, or if you are preparing to teach formal, or even informal classes on the subject there are some things you should consider doing.
Build a good library. The internet offers vast amounts of information on prophecy, and that makes it a very valuable tool in research if it is used correctly. But, do not overlook the importance of books. To have a dog-eared book on your lap that is filled with handwritten notes in the margins is hard to beat. There is something to be said for using your eyes and your mind instead of your fingers and a mouse. Look for what one of my teachers used to call, “the old masters”. He simply meant that the level of scholarship of yesteryear is sometimes much better than some of the Johnny-come-lately publications of today, though that is not always true.
Your best book is always the Bible. Find a version that is easy to understand, preferably with a wide margin and get to know it intimately. Learn about the committees that translated the Hebrew and Greek texts into English, and that alone will give you an idea of the value of a particular translation. Become so familiar with your Bible that you can visualize where an important text is located on its page. The New American Standard Bible Update and the Holman Christian Standard Bible are two of the good translations available.
Find several good websites and check them frequently. Insure they are reputable and offer resources that are sound. By the time you finish this study-guide you will have a good idea of what that means in context of Bible prophecy.
Attend Bible prophecy conferences, congresses and other such meetings regularly. But, as always, know the speakers and judge their loyalty to scripture. Beware of the slick and sensational advertising used by some groups who have their own message instead of God??s message.
Lastly, learn to interpret news programs in context of what God has said about the church, Israel, the rapture, the 2nd Coming, etc., and you will never be at a loss as to what is going on in the world. Though the details will at times be blurry, the gist of what is happening and where we are on God??s timeline of history will no longer be an elusive phantom. The result will be peace and hope.
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|Size: ||3.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Crown & Sickle Ministries|
|Date published: || 2013|
|ISBN: ||9781943701001 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|