Eschatology, Hermeneutics, and other big words

I am teaching a class on prophecy Sunday mornings at 10:15 am, and it is being “live-streamed” and you can watch it on YouTube live or any time after that. I enjoy teaching and even more I enjoy the study that I need to do in order to do a good job teaching. Prophecy, what God has planned for the future is a fascinating subject. A third of the Bible is prophecy so evidently it is an important topic to God. He has planned out the future and as God is perfectly able to carry out His plans. There are lots of opinions on the information recorded in the Bible based on varying hermeneutical methods and presuppositions, but there is only one true and accurate interpretation and I want to be able to discover that and teach it clearly and understandably in my class so that each person is motivated to live their life with a sense of urgency. A major reason to study this topic is that recognizing that the events that are happening rapidly around us daily are not just out of control craziness by people but the very plans of God. The study of hermeneutics gives a person a strong sense of security knowing that it has all been planned out by God in advance and I am in His family and He will take care of me and take me to heaven.

Isaiah 46:9-11 Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.

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