Papers for the Present Time

Papers for the Present Time

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." This is our one great hope, shall I say our one proper hope? founded on the promise which the Lord, on leaving them, gave to His disciples, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." (John xiv. i-3.) But here now we pause, reserving the simple coming of the Lord thus for our next. THE LORD'S RETURN. TROM what we have said, it is clear the Lord's coming to this world in judgment cannot be expected as immediate; and yet the early saints, as is evident from the Epistles, were expecting Him at any moment. Were they wrong in this? Certainly not. For what they expected was that which is promised in John xiv. and described in i Thess. iv.; that is to say, they expected Him to come, not to the earth, but to the air; and not for purposes of judgment to the ungodly, but, as a previous thing, for salvation to His people, who, like Enoch before the flood, are not to be in the coming wrath. It will be after the Lord has come for His people to the air, that He will come with them in judgment to the earth, and in order to reign. What may be the amount of time between the two events we cannot say; for the word is silent. But the coming to the air MAY BE AT ANY TIME, as suggested by John xiv. i-3, and by the angels, who put nothing between the ascension...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846656
  • 9781236846655