Bible Prophecy: Why It Needs to be Taught :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard


  1. Bible prophecy is the tool used by God to assure us that the paradise we lost will be the paradise we see restored.
  2. Bible Prophecy demonstrates and verifies the Sovereignty of God in the affairs of His creation.
  3. Bible Prophecy shows that history and the existence of the universe has meaning, purpose, and a goal-oriented direction.
  4. Bible Prophecy shows that no one is an accident or fluke in terms of purpose and significance. Our lives have a meaning, reason for existence, and usefulness.
  5. Bible Prophecy shows that even when evil people and situations arise, God will use them for a reason and role in His plans even if we do not witness the outcome.
  6. Bible Prophecy affirms the defeat of the devil and the inevitability of just and final judgment upon the wicked with no exceptions or excuses.
  7. Bible Prophecy affirms the promise of redemption from the willful and deliberate rebellion that we brought upon ourselves through the mercy and grace of God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. Bible Prophecy shows that God will protect and preserve His people Israel, whom He chose as the instrument by which He would bring His Promised Redeemer and Deliverer to them and all humanity.
  9. Bible Prophecy is to be taught as a means of encouraging the brethren concerning their future with the Lord Jesus, as a tool for evangelism, and to bring answers and comfort to those who are frightened and uncertain of the future.
  10. Bible Prophecy shows that the final government of the world is not by the whims and schemes of politicians, kings, presidents, and tyrants but will be under the perfect, holy, glorious absolute, permanent, and iron rule of the King of Kings, the Lord Jesus Christ, forever with no elections, corruption, deceit, and evil actions of unscrupulous individuals ever again.
  11. Bible Prophecy shows that we will be reunited with our loved ones in Christ when Jesus returns to bring the true church back with Him to heaven as affirmed by His promises and the authority of His Word.
  12. Bible Prophecy shows that the Scriptures are truly the Word of God and not humanity, for prophecy is in itself a testimony that humanity could never compose any type of work that confirms our sins and shows us that we are in need of a Savior, and it isn’t us.
  13. Bible Prophecy shows that the wisdom, arrogance, pride, and self-assurance we have made into substitutes for God will cease to exist and that we are accountable to Him in the end.
  14. Bible Prophecy makes up a third of the Scriptures, and to not teach it is to be a poor shepherd and a confession of disbelief in the Word of God. Either we believe and teach all of the Bible, or we assign ourselves as being unfit for the task and leave the church.
  15. Bible Prophecy affirms that the righteous in the Lord will be rewarded and will see Him face to face in the glory of the promised new heaven and earth, forever free from sin and death.


Donald was born and reared in the authentic “Cajun Country” of southern Louisiana. He is a graduate of Louisiana College (B.A. in History Education/ Biblical Studies, 1984), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. In Christian Education, 1994) and Andersonville Baptist Seminary (Doctor of Ministry, Biblical Exposition, 2000). He has been in the Gospel ministry since 1986, serving as an evangelist, interim and supply pastor, hospital and rescue mission chaplain, high school and college teacher, and pastor in churches in Louisiana and Oklahoma.

In 2018 he began to devote his time to the rich field of internet and social media evangelism and outreach. In 2021 he became a member of the Oklahoma Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, using his skills as a writer to contribute articles and sermons to websites such as Rapture Ready, Sermon Central, and Inspirational Christian Blogs. He also writes Bible studies and curricula for churches in southeast and central Asia and Africa, the locations of which are anonymous. He can be contacted at: for inquires, information, and speaking/preaching engagements. His website is: . A copy of his resume is also available upon request.