Important Truths, Nos. 1 to 12 of Lincoln's Leaflets

Important Truths, Nos. 1 to 12 of Lincoln's Leaflets

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... expression etc airavrtiaiv suggests. Compare Acts xxviii. 15, and Matt. xxv. 1., the only three places where this phrase occurs), when He descends to judge the world. But though these two, the resurrection of the dead saints, and the change of the living, as also their rising all together into the Lord's presence, will be done thus orderly and perfectly, yet the whole of this action is to occupy only a single moment, or even the twinkle of an eye, or even less time still. For a twinkle denotes the casting of the eyelid down, and up TOO; but the Greek word denotes only the one or the other of these. What a moment I Here one second, at our daily work, and then, ere the clock has ticked once more, all this accomplished. Here, then, is our morning star; our hope is His coming. How very significant is the contrast between the close of the Old Testament, which compares Christ's coming to the rising sun, which all must in course of time behold, and the close of the New Testament, which compares His return to the morning star, and which is only descried by those who watch. This wondrous variation between the end of the two Testaments, should be of itself an adequate proof of the uniqueness of the church's hope. So WATCH. THE KINGDOM OF GOD, OF CHRIST, OF HEAVEN, &c, M CHRISTIAN has two distinct positions, one Godwards, the other creation-wards. God-wards he is a member of His family and of His church, brought nigh by the blood of Christ. Creation-wards, though he now suffers, he soon shall reign with Christ. The kingdom and its crowns refer in Scripture to the present struggle of righteousness with evil, and to the ultimate victory of the righteous through the righteous One. Look at I. The kingdom in its relation to the past. Ever since the...
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