My main hobby in life turns out to also be a ministry. This hobby is the study of Bible prophecy. There are lots of us prophecy students out there. And why not? About 1/3 of the Bible is prophecy. The part that has already been fulfilled is the greatest proof of all that the Bible is truly Godâ€™s Word! And the part that hasnâ€™t been fulfilled yet is looking more and more likely to happen soon.
This hobby became a ministry about 12 years ago when I began to maintain a website for prophecy students and teachers. It is called â€œProphecy Centralâ€. And, praise the Lord, it has become one of the top websites on the subject. I have the privilege of serving up fresh information about prophecy every day, and thousands of people visit the site daily. It takes a little time â€“ an hour or so every morning before breakfast, but it is worth it.
Over the years I have discovered a close connection between prophecy and another area of study called â€œapologeticsâ€. Christian Apologetics is a defense of Biblical beliefs. It comes from the Greek word apologia, “to speak in favor of.” So anything that strengthens a Christianâ€™s understanding and belief in the Bible or the Christian faith is a part of this vast area of study. Some of the major areas of apologetics are: Belief in God, Creation, The person and the work of Jesus Christ, the Resurrection of Christ, Proofs that the Bible is the inspired word of God, Archaeology, Prophecy, Comparison of Christianity with other religions, and Defense of Christianity against atheism, cults and false teaching in general.
I am happy to announce that after a couple of years of preparation, we have launched a â€œsister siteâ€ to Prophecy Central. It is called â€œApologetics Central.â€ It is another resource on the Internet for serious Bible students. It has separate sections for the major topics of apologetics, lists of apologetics sites on the Internet, a growing list of writers and speakers who are â€œheroes of the faith,â€ and much more.
Under each topic we list Scriptures that relate to the subject, collect news about speakers, books, and conferences that relate to that subject, answer common questions about the topic, give a list of websites that deal with that issue, and provide links to other resources, including books and video clips.
Please check it out and let me know what you think. What could be added? What changes would you suggest to make it truly helpful to you?