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Why Study End Times and Revelation?

This doctrine (“end times,” or eschatology) is often relegated to—

Such attitudes overlook these facts—

Also, too often feelings and attitudes such as Spurgeon’s are made—

I would rather be the means of saving a soul from death than be the greatest orator on earth…than I would be made Archbishop of Canterbury…than explain all mysteries….than to be crowned in the arena of theological controversy as Dr. Sufficientissimus…than to have solved the problems of the religious Sphinx, or to have cut the Gordian knot of Apocalyptic difficulty” (Autobiography, 1:197).

This introduces a false dichotomy—that somehow being a “soul-winner” and being committed to a ministry of the whole counsel of God are opposed to each other. Prophecy is found throughout all of Scripture, and “all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16–17).

Furthermore, focusing on “just” the gospel and rudimentary aspects of Christian living is out of sync with the NT pattern of fulfilling the Great Commission.

Thus, no one should consider biblical prophecy as something unimportant, impractical, or unessential. Rather, it is of essential importance to your life and the church!

Consider the Scripture survey from last week—what practical profit is there in what Scripture says concerning end times?

So, as we begin this study of every chapter in the Bible, we will hit Revelation first!

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