7 Dangers Of Neglecting Biblical Prophecy In The Pulpit


Pastor Tom Hughes of the 412 Church in San Jacinto, California, wrote an article titled, “Five Reasons Pastors Don’t Teach Bible Prophecy.” Below are the five reasons from his article.

  1. They don’t understand prophecy
  2. They fear offending members of the church
  3. They sense it will scare people
  4. They fear people will stop giving
  5. They fear looking like fringe groups who take things to an extreme

Even though written several years ago, the list remains relevant today. Fear stands out as the key motive behind the silence. Pastors also say they do not understand prophecy, but do they take the time to learn or turn to those who do understand it?

“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.” John 14:29

Someone might ask: “Why does that matter? Does it really make a difference if preachers keep quiet on future things as long as they proclaim the Gospel with biblical clarity?”

It not only matters a great deal, but it’s also dangerous to ignore a topic that the Bible emphasizes over and over again. The neglect of biblical prophecy in the pulpit results in:

1. Believers Relying Upon Social Media And The Internet For End Times Theology

2. The Flourishing Of False Teaching

3. Believers Looking To This Life For Their Immediate Hope

4. Reduced Motivation For Godly Living

5. Believers That Are Unprepared For The Dangers That Lie Ahead For This World

6. Believers Not Watching For The Lord’s Appearing As Jesus Instructed Us To Do

7. The Convergence Of Prophetic Signs

Get the details of each here