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Prophecy helps us see the big picture of God’s program for the ages—His unfolding, eternal drama. Prophecy is important for many reasons, and without it, we might struggle to make sense of a lot of what goes on in our world today. For example, knowing that the world is headed toward a period called the Great Tribulation informs us as to why things appear to be getting worse instead of better.  

One major factor that distinguishes the Bible from other holy books is its prophetic accuracy. The Bible was written over a period of 1,600 years. It consists of 66 books composed by 40 different authors. Yet all the facts presented in the early portions of Scripture are consistent with latter portions of Scripture. For example, Micah prophesied that the Messiah would be born in the small town of Bethlehem hundreds of years later, and we know that this prophecy was fulfilled. Good guess? I don’t think so. The Bible is authoritative because it is the very Word of God, and fulfilled prophecies validate and reinforce its accuracy.

Second Peter 1:20-21 says, “No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” Prophecy is not man's guesswork; it is accurate because God moved men to record what the Holy Spirit moved them to say. Click To Tweet The Bible contains more than 300 prophecies that have already come true regarding the person and work of Christ. That’s not chance; that’s the eternal knowledge of God.

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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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