Foundations of Prophecy Index
The Long-Range View of Bible Prophecy
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I. The Long-Range view of Bible Prophecy

  • The central theme of the Bible, from Genesis on through to Revelation, is the redemption of man. The lofty purpose of all Sacred Scripture, from the first whisper of hope in Eden to the last triumphant note of the Apocalypse - "They shall see His face, and His name shall be in their foreheads" (Revelation 22:4) - is the restoration of the image of God in the soul. This is its dominant note and undeviating provision, about which its many prophecies cluster. And all this is wondrously wrought out through Christ, the center and circumference of man's hope, the source of all grace, the desire of all ages, and the hope of the world. (Froom 110)
  • The story of Christ's mysterious incarnation at the first advent, His sinless life on earth, followed by His atoning, substitutionary death on Calvary, as "the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29), then His triumphant resurrection and ascension, His priestly mediation in the courts above, and finally at its fateful close His second glorious advent to redeem His saints and destroy sin, runs like a golden thread throughout all Scripture, and gives us the full sweep of the glorious plan of salvation. (Froom 110)