An Overview of Biblical Prophecy

by David A. Dewitt

Overview

Over 1/4 of the Bible is prophecy. If you put together all the prophetic passages of the Bible in one book, you would have a volume larger than the New Testament. Obviously, prophecy is important to God. Therefore, it is important to study. Prophecy is given by God not to predict the future but to confirm the past (John 13:19; 14:29). Prophecy is one of God’s ways of confirming that what He said is true. He offers it to us as proof that His Word can be trusted and that He is to be taken seriously, precisely, and literally. When we see that prophecy is literally fulfilled, we know that God keeps His promises.