Though the Scriptures don't spell it out, there are enough hints to give us a pretty good idea that all will not remain rosy on the economic front. But let's be careful not to allow our interpretations of Bible prophecy to be colored by apparent trends in current events. As difficult as it is sometimes, let's close our eyes to what is happening in our world today and allow the Bible to be its own interpreter.
An important reminder: Bible prophecy is often purposely obscure or dressed in double meanings. Seemingly contradictory statements are common for very important reasons:
- Because we have an adversary intent on foiling God's plans
- Because God's word must be relevant to every generation. Prophecy often has both a near, or partial fulfillment, as well as a distant, or final fulfillment.
So what does the Bible say about a coming economic collapse?
Actually, it says very little--directly.
Next week we'll examine exactly what it does say.
A wise man once said:
"An unexamined life is not worth living."
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