The Prophetic Future
by Gordon Maclachlan
In commencing this study, it behoves us to remember that “we know in part” and consequently, dogmatism regarding the details of coming events, ill becomes those who write and speak about the future. That which is revealed has been given for our blessing and learning and we should seek to profit there from. Where Scripture is silent, it does not become us to speak. It should also be our aim to adhere as closely as possible to what is written in “the Scripture of truth.” Fanciful interpretations of the prophetic word should be avoided.
There is a vast background to the subject of this study. It would appear that failure to consider the whole prophetic programme has resulted in many misunderstandings and much superficiality of outlook. To many, it is sufficient that the Lord is coming again, and even among this class, there are many who never seem to have grasped anything further than “the Rapture.” When it is seen that “the Rapture” is but the first step in a glorious programme that includes such items as the manifestation of earth’s rightful Sovereign, the splendour of His reign, and ultimately the introduction of “new heavens and a new earth,” the mind is better equipped to apprehend the wondrous things that God has yet in store.