Thousands of years before they existed, in many cases, the destinies of individuals and nations were charted with precision and history bears out the accuracy of those predictions. Its prophecies are being fulfilled right up to the present time and we read about them daily in our newspapers.
This is not surprising when one considers the amazing miracle that we call "The Bible".
The Bible is actually a collection of sixty-six books, written over a period of 1600 years, spanning 60 generations. Many of the approximately 40 authors involved did not know each other or enjoy the privilege of reading one another's work. They came from all walks of life and wrote at different times, on three continents (Asia, Africa and
When these inspired writings were collated and compiled into one Book the signature of the Almighty Eternal God could be clearly seen. There is one underlying theme from Genesis in the Old Testament to the book of Revelation in the New Testament — the coming of the Saviour to pay the price of sin ... and His Return to bring a climax to this world's history.
The "holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 3:15) also tells us that "Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him" (Heb 9:28 ).
Those who have seriously investigated the Bible's prophetic, scientific and historical accuracy are left in no doubt that the predictions concerning the Return of Jesus Christ to our world will be just as precisely fulfilled. It cannot be otherwise.
World events — the prophesied "Signs of the Times" — should make mankind sit up and take note. Everything is going according to the Divine Plan and His Return is on schedule. Sadly, however, the comment of Jesus rings true even in our generation. "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,' and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the SIGNS OF THE TIMES" (Mat 16:2-3).Val Waldeck