The Hebrew Christian Witness and Prophetic Investigator

The Hebrew Christian Witness and Prophetic Investigator

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...a literal fulfilment? Let us consider what our Lord Himself said on the subject, and think not that an event is impossible, because it is to man's puny mental capacity inconceivable: " For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."8 Again: the Redeemer is aptly called the " Sun of righteousness." Hence we are taught that the material sun shall disappear in His presence. The Beloved Disciple depicts thus the " New Jerusalem," and her children: --" And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof... And there shall be no night there: and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever."' 9 I Cor. xi. 23--26. 1 2 Pet. iii. 3, 4. 9 Matt. xxiv. 27. " He cometh with clouds." The metaphor admits of a variety of interpretations. No sun visible. When we interpret the term " clouds " metaphorically, we do not intend to intimate that we repudiate the literal meaning of the word; far from it. The Prophet Isaiah implies the double signification of the word as we interpret it. He thus describes the noise of the confederate nations against His people, which their sin provoked: --" And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea; and if one look into the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof."' He must indeed be a superficial student of the Bible who has not discovered the constant blending of the literal and metaphorical sense of the language of the holy men of God, who wrote as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. This mode of interpretation is plainly...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667271
  • 9781236667274