Students of Prophecy Keep a Close Eye on World Events

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Ellen White says that it is quite natural for students of prophecy to keep a close eye on world events, but many don’t want to be bothered.


Troubles in Europe and Their Supposed Significance


“Quite naturally, those expecting the near advent of Christ, being students of prophecy, kept a close eye on world events. This was particularly so through 1848 as troubles involving many nations suddenly broke out in Europe. The sweeping, prophetic review given by Jesus on the Mount of Olives, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, led to an interpretation of the troubles in Europe as an immediate precursor of the Second Advent. The words recorded in Matthew 24:29, 30, with reference to the shaking of the powers in heaven, seemed coercive:” {1BIO 153.2}