Title: “Prophecy 20/20: Profiling the Future Through the Lens of Scripture”
Author: Dr. Chuck Missler
Genre: Biblical Eschatology and Science (Quantum Physics)
Chapter 2 – “The Boundaries of Our Reality”
Chapter 3 – “The Nature of Time Dimension”
Chapter 24 – “Global Religion”
It is amazing how many theological paradoxes evaporate when one recognizes the restrictions of viewing our predicament only from within our time dimension. – Dr. Chuck Missler
“Prophecy 20/20: Profiling the Future Through the Lens of Scripture” by Dr. Chuck Missler covers connections between Biblical prophecy, the world today and the future state of world affairs. Dr. Missler is a renowned Christian author, Bible teacher and the founder of Koinonia House ministry.
The book talk focus for “Prophecy 20/20” is chapter two “The Boundaries of Our Reality”, chapter three “The Nature of Time Dimension” and chapter twenty-four “Global Religion”.
Chapter Three, “The Nature of Time Dimension”:
Is God subject to gravity? Is He subject to the constraints of mass or acceleration? Hardly…[God] is outside the domain of time altogether.
In chapter three, Dr. Missler begins with the linearity of time debate. The linearity of time is the theory that time moves forward, cannot be retracted, nor can one jump ahead to the future. He refers to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. He notes Einstein realized we live in more than three dimensions. Also, Einstein stated time was the fourth dimension. Time is a physical property, that varies with mass, acceleration and gravity.
Missler explains how restrictive time relates to an Infinite God. The Bible verse Isaiah 57:15 states, “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy…” God is outside the domain of time. Therefore, He simultaneously sees the whole spectrum of time from beginning to end.
The role of prophecy plays a unique part to the physical property of time. The Word of God is authenticated, however prophecy was never meant for the occult practice of divination. Scientist Sir Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727) studied the Bible. He believed the books of prophecy were written to give a continuing testimony of the providence of God. Newton did not believe the books of prophecy should be used to predict the future.
Missler ends chapter three by disagreeing with Newton’s belief about prophecy. He states Christians have a responsibility to study Biblical prophecy. He refers to an oversight by Newton in regards to words of The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:
And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? – Matthew 16:3, KJV
Next in the upcoming part three of “Prophecy 20/20” by Dr. Missler, the book talk focus is chapter 24, “Global Religion.”
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