With all kinds of alarming end-times predictions in the air, there has rarely been a greater need for some common sense on Bible prophecy. I would like to introduce you to a resource that meets that need perfectly: A Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Bible Prophecy: A Five-Part Study.
The topic of Bible prophecy is always in the news. The latest prediction is that something prophetic is going to take place this September. Edgar Whisenant said something similar in 1988 in his booklet 88 Reasons Why the Rapture is in 1988 (see image below). Harold Camping first predicted that Judgment Day would occur on or about September 6, 1994.
It seems that September is a very popular year for end-time events.
Here’s the new September prophetic event calendar:
- End of the shemitah year - September 13th
- Start of the jubilee year - September 13th
- End of Jade Helm US domestic military exercises - September 15th
- Final lunar eclipse of the “blood moon tetrad” - September 28th
Christians have short memories and spend too much time listening to and reading so-called prophecy “experts” who “tickle” their ears about future events where they are assured will lead to the “rapture” of the church and rescue them from the mess of history.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires" (2 Tim. 4:3).
For nearly four decades I have been writing on the subject of Bible prophecy in order to help Christians see the folly in such thinking. A more biblical approach is to pay close attention to time indicators and audience relevance. Time indicators like “near,” “shortly,” “at hand,” and “quickly” are important.
The phrase “this generation” (e.g., Matt. 24:34) is critical in order to understand what Jesus is describing in the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24; Mark 13; Luke 21). Those who claim to interpret the Bible literally give any number of interpretations of “this generation” except the literal one.
While I have written a number of books on the subject of Bible prophecy and produced some audio and video presentations, I came to the conclusion that there needed to be very basic introduction to the subject. That’s why I wrote A Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Bible Prophecy: A Five-Part Study.
The new booklet includes a lot of side-bar material for more advanced study, and it’s loaded with images and illustrations. So while it’s a basic introduction, it will lead the true Berean (Acts 17:11) to a deeper study of the subject of Bible prophecy. Put my interpretation of key texts to the test by testing it with the text of Scripture.
But there is more.
In addition to the Beginner’s Guide, I have also produced three lectures as an introduction to the topic. These lectures were given in a Sunday School setting and are perfect for helping laymen and pastors alike develop a common sense understanding of Bible prophecy.
With your purchase of the Beginner’s Guide, you can also download these three lectures absolutely FREE.
But I’m still not done. Over my many years of studying prophecy and writing about key passages such as Matthew 24, I have developed an information-packed, 100-page outline of Matthew 24 that I continually update.
There is a large section in the outline on what Greek lexicons say about the Greek word parousia (“coming”), and much more. Serious Bible students regularly pay top-dollar for resources such as this, but I will give it you absolutely FREE when you purchase my simple Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Bible Prophecy: A Five-Part Study.
So just to recap: you’ll get the Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Bible Prophecy: A Five-Part Study, three full lectures, an outline of the lecture material, and a 100-page outline of interpretive material on Matthew 24—all for only $12.95.