Why does bible prophecy matter? As a Christian, why should you spend any time studying it? It’s sad to say, but many Christians (including many church leaders) say bible prophecy doesn’t matter. And they say you shouldn’t spend any time studying it. Why? Some of the stated reasons are “Study of bible prophecy is a waste of time” or “it’s a distraction.” Another common criticism is “Bible prophecy so negative!” Negative? How is the return of Jesus to establish everlasting peace on earth with no more death, crying, sorrow, or pain (Revelation 21:4) negative? It’s not. In fact, it’s our blessed hope (Titus 2:13)! No. There’s something else going on here, and I think I know what it is. The real reason so many church leaders ignore bible prophecy is because they care more about what the world thinks than what God thinks.
They associate the study of bible prophecy with date setters and “kooks.” And they don’t want others to think they’re like that. It’s much easier (and a lot less controversial) to cover topics like “7 Ways to a Better Marriage” or “5 Ways to Live a Better Life Today” or “How to be Happy All the Time.”<!–more–>