How far-reaching is God's ability to reveal the future?
"Remember the former things of old: for I am God. . . . and there is none like Me, declaring the end from
the beginning, And from ancient times the things that are not yet done." Isa. .86: 9, 10.
NOTE. In contrast with this, note the following confession of a noted historian as to man's
inability to reveal the future:"History has yet made so slight progress toward the scientific basis that she is able to foretell
nothing that is to be hereafter. As to the future, she is stone blind. There is not a philosopher in the world
who can forecast the historical evolution to the extent of a single day. The historian is as completely dumb
before the problems Of 1895 [written in 18941 as a charlatan weather-prophet ought to be with respect to
the meteorological conditions of the next season. The year will come and go. It will fulfil its purpose in the
great calendar of man-life. Its events and issues will be evolved with scientific exactitude out of antecedent
conditions. But no man living can predict what the aspect and event will be. The tallest son of the morning
can neither foretell nor foresee the nature of what is to come in the year that already stands knocking at the
door."-John Clark Ridpath, in Christian at Work.
Because He knows all things, the future is present with God. More, perhaps, than any other one
thing, the prophecies of the Bible and their fulfillment bear witness to its divine inspiration.
How is Christ's second coming described in the Psalms?
Why are we admonished to fear God and keep His commandments?
After the law had been proclaimed from Sinai, what did the people again say?
After resting on the seventh day, what did God do?
Under whose influence are the nations to be assembled?
5. Before their entrance into Canaan, what instruction did Moses give Israel concerning these things?
What determines whether one is a child of Abraham?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle