The Prophecy Society was founded by Dan Bruce in 2010 for the purpose of explaining the Bible to the world. Admittedly, that is a challenging goal, but with the advent of the worldwide web (and together with the work already being done by many thousands of other outreach ministries) it is a goal that is attainable for the first time in history. Dan wants to help people everywhere understand that the Bible is not merely a document full of interesting stories from ancient history, but is, in addition, a living Scripture of Truth that has a vital spiritual message for men and women seeking meaning and certainty in today's complicated and fast-paced modern world.
As the name indicates, our specialty is prophecy, and specifically Bible prophecy, which we believe is the only real and true kind of prophecy that there is in this day and age. By definition, Bible prophecy is God-given prophecy that comes true in real time 100% of the time. That total accuracy is the unmistakable identifying mark of real prophets and true prophecy. So, don't expect to find any discussion of prophecies by Mayan shamans, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and other less-than-100%-accurate "prophets" discussed here on this site. Only genuine prophecies, those recorded by Bible prophets, are discussed and explained here.
Also, it should be noted that our research is NOT based on, derivative of, or associated in any way with the work of any of the following groups or persons who have been active in the field of sacred chronology: The Watchtower Society, The Seventh-day Adventist Church and its Biblical Research Institute, The Institute for Creation Research and similar "creationist" groups, Donovan Courville, Rolf Furuli, David Rohl, Peter James, Immanuel Velikovsky, et al. And, there are two things that other prophecy-oriented groups do that we don't do here. We don't sensationalize catastrophic end-time events with man made scenarios (no cars and buses careening off freeways nor 747s falling out of the sky for us, we'll leave that to Hollywood and television/radio entertainment evangelists) and we don't do any "date setting" for coming events.
What we do is unglamorous and straightforward, but nevertheless profound. We document fulfilled prophecy by examining predictive prophecy as it is recorded in the Bible, comparing what the prophetic text says to the past events that are documented in recorded history, and then we explain where the two match one another exactly. A valid interpretation of a biblical prophecy will always agree with both the biblical text and recorded history exactly, without having to compromise or "bend" either.
As the guiding principle of our teaching ministry, we believe that the only valid use of predictive prophecy and its fulfillment is that of serving as a testimony to the reality of the Living God of the Bible and his authority over all things in all ages.
Our Identity Online
Everything we publish as The Prophecy Society is made available on this website. We assume that you figured that out for yourself, but, just in case, we thought it best to head off any confusion about our online Christian identity since we are not the only entity called "Prophecy Society" (or some variation) on the internet, it seems. For example, a Google search will turn up a YouTube video promising to reveal secrets about the Illuminati made by some group using the same name as ours but not associated with our organization in any way. Likewise, a search for our founder "Dan Bruce" will turn up an author in Europe who writes erotic novels, but that author has no connection with us, either. As for the social networks, it should be noted that there are pages on Facebook using some form of the name "Prophecy Society," but those aren't affiliated with us. We don't use Facebook. Our founder, Dan Bruce, has recently begun to add journal articles to Academia.edu and Scribd.com to better reach an academic audience and facilitate downloads for their scholarly use, and he occasionally Tweets using the Twitter hashtag @ProphecySociety. And finally, three more clarifications: We are not affiliated with the "Prophecy Club," the "Prophecy Society of Chamblee, Georgia", or the Seventh-day Adventist church and its organizations in any manner.
Our Method of Biblical Research
The biblical research being done by The Prophecy Society differs somewhat from the scholarship being done at better-known and more academically-prestigious seminaries and schools of biblical studies. For the most part, we use the same Bible texts and strive to adhere to the same high academic standards, but employ a different methodology.
The past one-hundred years or so have witnessed an incredible amount of biblical scholarship, especially at the university level. Unfortunately, the attitude of most modern Bible scholars has been to doubt everything, then zero in on the things that can be "proven" by human reasoning alone. That approach works well for scientific inquiry, but not so well for understanding the Bible, because the possibility of the supernatural is left out of the process. The resulting God (and the resulting Jesus in Christian scholarly circles) becomes more and more a manmade creation.
Here at The Prophecy Society, the opposite approach is taken. The Bible, all of it, is accepted as the inspired Word of God, accurate in its details as revealed and transmitted to this generation. We base our biblical research on the assumption that belief comes first, then understanding. In other words, we believe that through faith comes the enlightnment of the Holy Spirit, who, using the evidence provided in the Holy Scriptures, testifies to us accurately about God the Father and God the Son. We feel that it is on that basis of belief first–--and on that basis alone---that meaningful biblical research can advance understanding of God's plan and purpose for mankind.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the Holy Bible (meaning the 39 books of the Tanakh/Old Testament and the 27 books of the B'rit Hadashah/New Testament) is the unique written record of God's revelation to mankind, that God's revelation has been accurately transmitted to this generation through the words of the Bible, and that the Holy Spirit gives understanding of God to those who seek knowledge of him from the Bible. We believe the Bible in its entirety, so, if you have prayerfully read the entire Bible, all of it, then you know exactly what we believe.
We have no denominational affiliation, nor do we espouse any denominational creed, although our founder Dan Bruce was raised Southern Baptist in the 1940s and 1950s and thus his personal practices and beliefs more closely follow traditional Baptist practices and beliefs than any other. We believe that the church is a body composed of all believers worldwide, of which this ministry is a part, and we recognize and honor all local congregations of believers who come together for fellowship as being equal parts of that same body.
As for our positions on the political and secular social issues that have come to dominate much of the public image and visible activity of modern Christianity in America today, we don't get involved. For instance, we don't argue against the scientific view of creation, nor do we join efforts to pass laws controlling marriage, sexual conduct, or female reproduction. Instead, we try to follow the ministry example of Jesus, who never once tried to achieve spiritual goals by using secular political or governmental means.
Our Outreach to Religious Professionals
In addition to our worldwide internet outreach (see right), the Prophecy Society is also engaged in an educational outreach to the religious community, for the time being limited primarily to reaching out to professional clergy ministering in the United State and in Israel. Specifically, we are in the process of introducing our books, Daniel Unsealed (aka Lifting the Veil on the Book of Daniel) and Sacred Chronology of the Hebrew Kings, to pastors, priests, and rabbis (mailing complimentary copies to the latter is an especially important part of our ministry), along with an invitation for them to participate in our Internet discussions.
In recent years, certainty about the Bible and its message of salvation has been weakened by doubt among religious professionals, so we are dedicated to reversing that trend. We believe that publishing and distributing Bible-based exposition that demonstrates the accuracy of the biblical text is the best way we can use our limited resources to help religious professionals of all denominations and faiths consider the proposition that the Bible is true and dependable in its details, as evidenced by its chronological precision down through the ages, and to believe that its authority is made manifest through the sure word of its prophecies, which our publications show have been exactly fulfilled in history. We feel that this type of outreach is the most important work we can do at the present time.
So far, we have mailed copies of our books to every head-of-congregation rabbi in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida (except the Miami area). In addition, we have sent copies to rabbi/professors of biblical studies in all Jewish seminaries in the U.S. and to several hundred Bible scholars in Christian seminaries and universities. Our book mailings will continue as funds become available (it cost us $7.58 to send a book to a pastor, professor, or rabbi). If you would like to help our efforts, you can make a donation through PayPal or with a credit card through PayPal as indicated above, or, if you prefer to send a copy to your pastor, professor, rabbi, or friend directly as a gift directly, click here.
Our Position on the Jewish People
We believe that the Holy Bible clearly teaches that we, as Christians, are to love and honor Jewish people. After all, our Lord and Savior Jesus was born a Jew and was bodily resurrected as a Jew. That means that the Jewish people today are Jesus' brethren according to the flesh, and, since we are made one with Jesus through our faith in him, they are our kin as well. On the other hand, we believe that Jewish individuals, like all people alive today, are sinners before God and thus need to hear the Gospel and accept Jesus as their atonement to achieve redemption and salvation to eternal life through faith in him.
Our Position on the State of Israel
We believe that the modern nation of Israel is the manifestation of God recalling his chosen people to the land of Eretz Israel as was prophesied in the Bible to happen at the end of days, but we also recognize that the modern Jewish state officially denies that Jesus is the Son of God and operates in a state of opposition to the Gospel message for Jews. Thus, we cannot relate spiritually to the Jewish people organized as the modern State of Israel. However, on a purely secular basis, and especially in view of recent history, we acknowledge the desirability of having a Jewish state for the Jewish people under the control of a Jewish majority.
About Our Founder
Dan Bruce is a Bible-believing Christian research chronologist, expositor, and student of both ancient and modern Jewish history. He was raised Southern Baptist, but in recent years has preferred to be non-denominational in his faith and practice. His chronological research is Bible-based, but it is not intended to advance any particular man-made doctrine or creed. He currently resides in a small suburban community on the far outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Dan can be reached by telephone at 770-679-0633 from 10 am until 6 pm weekdays and Saturdays, and usually after 2 pm on Sundays, Eastern Time.
Funding for This Website
Dan Bruce donates his time and research results (books, papers, etc.) to this website at no charge, and he has paid all associated website expenses (website hosting fees, software needed to produce pages and books compatible for internet viewing, etc.) and outreach expenses (postage and supplies for mailing books to religious professionals as described above, etc.) out of his pocket since this ministry began in 2007. In recent months, a few small donations from users have been received to support the work of this ministry, and the help is very much appreciated.
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