Q. Why do we have prophecy in the Bible?
A. It is because a gracious God does not want to keep us in the dark about the future. The only way we can know the future is through the prophetic Word in the Bible. Fulfilled prophecy is also the great evidence that the Bible is the Word of God and that God presides above history.
Q. Is the Antichrist alive today?
A. It is true that a dreadful world ruler will appear “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thess. 2:4). Many related signs of the end time indicate the strong possibility that we face the consummation of history. With this in mind, it is entirely possible that the Antichrist is now alive. Indeed, we are moving from the possible to the probable.
Q. Who is the “False prophet”?
A. He is the one described in Scripture as “another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast (the Antichrist) before him, and causes the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed” (Rev. 13:11-12). The false prophet will help the Antichrist bring together a global religion, a vast, ecumenical “church.” His ultimate fate is that he, with the Antichrist, will be cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Rev. 19:20).
Q. I have a very troubled heart, what can I do?
A. Begin by trusting the Scripture, which says, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1). When we are truly saved, then we can avail ourselves of the promise, “Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).