Excerpt from The Dispensation of Parousia: Or the Personal Presence of the Christ With His Church
The Old Testament use of the expression that day - the day of the Lord, which evidently looks forward to a period of time, a dispensation, a settled order of things upon the earth, when the hopes and expectations of longing hearts Should be fulfilled, must determine the meaning of the equivalent expression, the day of Christ. The day of the Lord spoken of by the Prophets was looked forward to as a period of redemp tion and deliverance. It was the object of the first Gospel that was preached, and of all the prophecies that followed. It was anticipated as the period of peace and rest, when the wolf Shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. It is a superficial in terpretation which makes the expression the day of Christ to signify only a transitory space of time, during which an assize is to be held, as it were. As a mere matter of interpretation, the general usage of the Bible, in both its divis ions, may be appealed to for this.
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