You said — “I figure Ill try to live my life as a good Christian, and let the end take care of itself.”
Well, it is stated repeatedly, by Bible Prophecy teachers, that there are good reasons for Bible Prophecy to be taught and understood. For one thing, it is God’s proof to us (when we do see prophecy being fulfilled, as we have in the First coming of Jesus), that this is God’s way of validating His Word. If you don’t know of these things — you’ve lost one “major component” of the validation and proof of God’s word as being the Inerrant and Infallible Word of God in all that it says and teaches on.
Secondly, the another reason for the teaching of Bible Prophecy — is that it gives people *high motivation* for going out to “reach the lost”. Otherwise, if people think that things are just “going to go along like they always have for centuries” — then many will figure they’ve got time to live their lives (albeit as “good Christians” of course) in a normal fashion and there is “plenty of time”
BUT — with Bible Prophecy being taught and with it being *understood* — we see that the *time is very short* and we are not going to be able to live out our lives as “normal” — as has been done for centuries and centuries — but that Christ is *coming in our time*.
THAT — all by itself (that understanding of Bible prophecy) — gives great urgency to reaching all those who don’t know Christ — instead of merely living out “my life as a good Christian, and let the end take care of itself.”
Christians need to “feel ashamed” of simply doing that...
Sorry, I meant to include you in my post # 93 response, but hit ‘post’ prematurely. Didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you.