He Gave Us ProphetsInstructor: Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Hermeneutics
Prophecy is both exciting and frustrating. Most Christians are intr ... Read more
Prophecy is both exciting and frustrating. Most Christians are intrigued by biblical predictions, but at a loss when it comes to understanding them. Feeling overwhelmed by its complicated history and literature, we often disregard this part of the Bible.
But God did not give us prophecy just so that we would ignore it. And prophecy is extremely valuable to us when we interpret it rightly. When we understand the prophets' motivations and methods, we are better equipped to discover the significance of their words for today.
- Explain the role of prophecy throughout the Bible.
- Survey the major genres and functions of biblical prophecy.
- Provide a biblical, responsible method for interpreting prophecy and applying it in the modern world.