Bible Prophecy Gives Solid Reason to Believe the Bible
When we study prophecy seriously, we gain confidence in the Bible that can be had in no other way. Anyone can read history and learn what happened in the past. But to look at a Divinely inspired prophecy in the context in which it was spoken, then read where and when it was fulfilled and in what situation, builds genuine confidence in the God who can read the future with such accuracy.
Jesus gave this act of building faith as a real reason for prophecy when He said: “I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you might believe” (John 14:29). Notice what Jesus is saying: God tells events in advance so that we will believe Him when they happen. When a prophecy has been written and history clearly records its fulfillment, how can we help but believe!
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible contains one prediction after another of coming events, people, situations. What is the score for the accuracy inGod’s predictions? Look at a few, and you will find it is 100%, no less!
We Can Depend on the Bible
If human authors wrote the Bible without Divine guidance, then prophecy is only human guesswork, and bound to be full of errors. What human prophet ever won long-term credibility?
Again the words of the Biblical warning come to mind, “When a prophet speaketh,…if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him” (Deut. 18:22).
But when the Lord God of heaven speaks, we can depend on it. It will happen, and exactly as He has said.