I am reading (studying) from a book by Chuck Missler, Prophecy 20/20.
Among other things, he writes about passages in the Bible which are easy to skip over without catching a deeper meaning, which often happens; such as prophecies which may be obvious, especially when they come to pass. However, they may not be recognized as meaningful to the ongoing story of mankind and the world; plans that God has written, and the "map" of His creation from beginning to end. It is there for all to know, and even stands to prove that our all-knowing God is real, true, and ever interested in the lives of the people He created. The Bible speaks to every generation and is pertinent to every generation.
One thing I was led to think about is the technological perspective found in the Bible. In this particular book, Missler points out that anytime before the mid-eighties, a threat for the entire world to be wiped out by war sounds like an extreme exaggeration. Total world-wide annihilation, carried out by muskets and bayonets? No way. However, today this is a possibility that could happen quickly. God went on to give descriptions of how war in the latter days would be carried out.
For proof of this, Zechariah describes the effects of a neutron bomb. (Zechariah 14:12"...Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."
"Their 'arrows' shall be as of a might expert man; none shall return in vain." Could this be describing "smart weapons" such as are used today? You notice that these teachings would make sense in any generations, but only to the people of now, will these passages give their precise meaning.
It is also a "recent" discovery that space, as we have always thought, is not really "empty" but can be rolled up, stretched and torn. The black part of the night sky is actually a substance. "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and is land were moved out of their places." (Revelations 6:14)
Enough for now. When I find a book that really speaks to me, I wish that every one else could read it too. I am referring to Missler's book at this time. But we must never forget that the Bible is the very light and word of God and we must always compare books that are written about the Bible, against the Bible, to see if they measure up.
That's certainly not to say we can't learn from them, for we can. In searching for the truth, even if what we are checking out proves to be fraudulent, we will have learned something about it. I am still reading, but I believe Chuck Missler is right on the mark, if not inspired by God himself. I hope to have passed a taste to you of the great feast that awaits, just inside the cover of this book. As songwriter Roy Harris says: "of all the gifts God daily sends: the best are book and many friends."