Letter from Dr. Bailey

Dear Friend,

Does the study of biblical prophecy really matter? Or is it just a ticket to controversy and division?

Movies like Hollywood’s new Left Behind put the subject of the end times on the forefront of many people’s minds, especially with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in our world today. How do we respond?

3 Crucial Reasons to Study Prophecy

Far from sensationalism, studying prophecy has always been, and will always remain, a vital part of a Dallas Theological Seminary education for three crucial reasons:

  • To provide perspective and hope. When this world’s justice is slow in coming, or does not come at all, biblical prophecy reminds us that God’s justice surely awaits even if it doesn’t happen in our lifetime.
  • To motivate purity and readiness. When we focus on the certainty of the Lord’s coming as well as its suddenness, we recognize the need to be prepared at all times to be people of faith and faithfulness.
  • To enhance our witness to the world. Biblical prophecy reveals, as nothing else does, that what we believe about Christ is critical to both our present and eternal future. From preparing ourselves, we must move on to helping others prepare by sharing the Good News of who He is and what will happen.

A Crucial Reason to Give

Dallas Theological Seminary relies on God’s provision through forward-looking Christians like you to develop the next generation of biblically equipped pastors and lay leaders.

With your help, DTS students learn to study, understand, and apply all 66 books of the Bible—and to share answers from God’s Word with believers and nonbelievers alike in our troubled times. Please prayerfully consider a gift to help raise up more servant-leaders!

With grateful expectancy,

Dr. Bailey

Mark L. Bailey, Ph.D


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