The Bible alone, says Gaebelein, contains predictions, making it markedly different from the sacred books belonging to other religions, which make no such prophetic claims. Gaebelein finds it condemnable that the church neglects and even denies prophecy, and does little to encourage prophetic understanding. Gaebelein shows how divine revelation intersects with history in the form of prophecy—both predicted and fulfilled—and history bears testimony to the work of God. To deny the authenticity of prophecy effectively denies the tenability of its fulfillment, diminishing the importance of fulfilled prophecy—the return to Israel, the promised Messiah, the spread of the church, the second coming of Christ. Fulfilled Prophecy: A Potent Argument for the Inspiration of the Bible attempts to revisit central biblical prophecies and discern their fulfillment in the present era.
It is my privilege to commend to the people of God… the volumes of Mr. A. C. Gaebelein…
—C. I. Scofield
[These are] works of wide research…
His writings will never lose their timeliness—a valuable addition to any library.
—United Evangelical Action
Arno Clemens Gaebelein was born in 1861 in Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1879. He was converted at an early age, and became ordained in the Methodist church in 1886. Gaebelein was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous books and tracts and served as editor of Our Hope, a Bible study magazine, for fifty-two years. He also co-edited the Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein devoted nearly ten years of his life to writing The Annotated Bible, a 3,000-page commentary on Scripture, also available from Logos. He also lectured frequently at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gaebelein died in 1945.