by Jon Burke (Fortigurn)
Prophecy is one of the central subjects of the Bible, but unfortunately remains one of the most contentious and hotly disputed among Christians and non-Christians alike. The importance of prophecy to the Bible cannot be overstated. It has been estimated that the up to one third of the Bible actually consists of prophecy, and Bible prophecies are probably the most oft quoted passages by other parts of Scripture.
In our increasingly secular age, Bible prophecy retains its compelling fascination and its importance increases rather than diminishing. The fact is that Bible prophecy is the one indisputable method of proving the supernatural origin of the Scriptures. Archaeology can confirm the Bible is historically accurate, textual criticism can provide evidence that it has been copied accurately, and arguments that the universe has been designed will always be dismissed by those who do not wish to believe.