The invention of the digital video recorder has provided sports fans and movie watchers a tool that allows them to watch the event after it has happened. Many go to extraordinary lengths to avoid learning the ending, hoping to get to experience it themselves. They even get upset with family or friends who slip up and spoil it for them. But a study from two researchers at the University of California, San Diego suggests that spoilers don’t spoil stories. Instead they might even enhance our enjoyment of a story. The study Surprisingly found that the study participants preferred the “spoiled” versions of suspenseful stories because they could enjoy the story even more. One of the researchers had an interesting theory about why people liked getting a spoiler alert. He said, “It could be that once you know how [the story] turns out … you’re more comfortable processing the information and you can focus on a deeper understanding of the story.” The Bible has many “spoiler alerts” about how the story of our lives or the world will end. Does this diminish our enjoyment of the story? No, as the researcher said, the Bible’s spoiler alerts can help us “focus on a deeper understanding of the story.” And believe me, it’s good to know the end.”