THE CHRIST HAS COME
THE SECOND ADVENT
AN EVENT OF THE PAST
AN APPEAL FROM HUMAN TRADITION TO THE
TEACHING OF JESUS AND HIS APOSTLES
B.A., LONDON ; M.A., CAMBRIDGE
Exhibitioner and Prizeman
of St. John's College;
Editor and Part Reviser of Dr. Weymouth's New Testament in Modern
late Resident Secretary of Mill Hill School, London
Text Converted By Vince Mercer, 2/98
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
has been progressive.
Man's understanding of the Bible progressive also.
The Kingdom of God.
The spiritual nature of the Kingdom.
A world-wide judgment yet to come.
EVIDENCE FROM THE EPISTLES.
The Pastoral Epistles
The inference to be drawn
EVIDENCE FROM THE GOSPELS.
Mark xiii., Luke xxi.
John 9, herald of speedy judgement.
Before their ministry ended.
Until the end of the Jewish age.
At the end of the Jewish age.
White already to harvest.
Within the lifetime of some who listened.
Within the lifetime of some of the apostles.
Within the lifetime of John.
"The hour cometh -and now is." " Now
is a judgment of this world.
"Weep for yourselves and for your
Within the lifetime of His judges.
"In the near future"
The inference to be drawn.
SILENCE 0F HISTORY
The hiatus :
The cause of the hiatus
The predicted secrecy of the event
The necessary powers of perception
The narrow scope of the Advent
Three sections of humanity
The fact itself is certain
THE EVENT AFFECTED COUNTRIES
OUTSIDE OF PALESTINE
CHRISTIANITY WAS PERPETUATED.
The apostle John
The New Testament
A further Note on John xx i. 21-23
THE HIDING OF THE TRUTH
Luke xxi. 21
"Every eye shall see Him"
The restoration of all things
"Blessed is He that cometh"
PARABLE OF JUDGEMENT (Matt. xxv.)
in 70 A.D.
"All the nations"
The division into two classes
The test of character
The severity of the punishment
The exceptional wickedness of that generation
The permanent significance of the parable
increases the certainty of Retribution
(2) The error of Universalism. Some men for ever lost
(3) Being burnt up as refuse
(4) Yet many other degrees of guilt and punishment
The error of
The Wider Hope firmly established
|XI. THE REVELATION
Fixed by the internal evidence
written in cipher
(2) Jerusalem / temple still in existence
(3) Parallels to the teaching of Jesus
(4) To be immediately fulfilled
(5) Referred to in Hebrews and 1 Peter
The plan of
The seven seals
The seven trumpets
The seven mystic figures
THE REVELATION CONTINUED.
said its number
The harvest and the vintage
Babylon probably Jerusalem
The binding of Satan
The first resurrection
The now heavens and the new earth
(1) Our duty
as Christians in relation to social and political
(2) The early date of the Now Testament
(3) The divinity of Jesus
(4) "Where are we now?"
(5) The Millennium
(6) Our relation to the
Kingdom of Grid. The first resurrection continuous in
its results. Death is to us what the Second Advent was to t he first Charstians
(7) Christianity in
purity and simplicity
(8) The Sabbath
(9) "Why have miracles ceased?" The
exceptional character of the apostolic age
(10) Faith healing and prayer
(11) The Sermon on the mount
(13) Lawful variety in, Church systems
(14) The sudden break in early Church history. The
fate of the apostles " Did Lazarus die a second
(15) Apostolic succession.
The work of
the apostle, unique, fully accomplished and incapable of repetition. Their
qualifications and credentials also unique
Those worthy to succeed the
apostles were withdrawn from earth to heaven alone,
The apostles have never relinquished their position
of pre-eminence over the Church
visible unity of Christendom
(17) Other Consequences
(A) Hymns of the Second and
(B) " The End of the
Age." Matt. xxiv. 3
(C) Sir Edwin Arnold on the Imperfection of Man's
ordinary powers of perception
(D) " The Lord's Day." Rev. i. 10
(E) The Fragmentary Character f History
(F) " The Kingdom of God
(G) Prayer and the Holy Spirit