Henry Grattan Guinness, who was known as the Irish "Spurgeon," acutely asserted that history was the interpreter of prophecy. According to him, "the sufferings and glories of our Lord, foretold in the Old Testament, remained [incomprehensible] until their meaning was revealed by the [historical] events of [the New Testament]." Since "prophecy is history written in advance," Guinness argued that "history...takes the place of prophecy" as "the foretold [becomes] fulfilled.”
Today, the biblically foretold end of time is unfolding before our very eyes. However, most evangelicals are shutting their eyes to how current events correspond to Bible prophecy. They refuse to acknowledge what history is unveiling, because they insist upon clinging to their preconceived ideas about Christ's Second Coming. Preferring what they've always thought and been taught to the way prophecy is actually playing out right before their eyes, many a contemporary Christian insists upon continuing to cling to an increasingly untenable end-time scenario rather than conform his or her end-time beliefs to the interpretation of biblical timelines by today’s headlines.
Are you willing to rethink what you've always thought and been taught? Or will you cling tenaciously to it, despite the fact that prophecy's fulfillment in unfolding events makes your previous contentions completely untenable? Don't be a concrete head—someone who is all mixed-up, but permanently set. Instead, open your eyes to how end-time Bible prophecy is not only being fulfilled in our modern-day world, but coming to pass much to the chagrin of present-day prophecy wonks and the long held hypotheses of many an evangelical.