Christ Came Again; The Parousia Of Christ A Past Event, The Kingdom Of Christ A Present Fact, With…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byWilliam Smith Urmy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Disciples' Question 43 very things: "When ye see all these things, know that he is nigh, even at the doors" (verse 33). By "the sign of thy coming" the disciples referred to some special event or events which would indicate the close proximity of the parousia. In those very days of our Lord the Jews had been looking for the Messiah's coming, and had been so often baffled that their courage threatened to desert them, and they had issued the rabbinical interdict, "Cursed is he who calculates the time of the Messiah's coming." "At last it was declared that 'No indication is given with regard to the particular epoch at which the prophecy of the eleventh chapter (of Isaiah) is to be accomplished,' but that the inspired messenger of God has furnished means of determining by the evidence of our senses the distinctive signs by which the advent of the Messiah is to be marked; namely, (i) the arrival of the golden age (vers. 7, 8, 9); (2) the rallying of the nations, unsought and uninvited, around the Messianic banner," etc. (McClintock and Strong, art. "Messiah"). So these disciples wanted a sign, and, as we shall see, Jesus clearly gives them the signs of his near approach and says the sign from heaven shall be seen. It is extremely unfortunate that the expression "end of the world" should have been used to translate the Greek avvreXeiag Tov aluvog. This Greek phrase never has any reference to the destruction of the material globe, but always refers to the completion of a dispensation or the consummation of an age. This is all that the disciples meant by it: "When shall this present age end, and the new one be inaugurated?" (See Chapter XVI, "Objections Answered," Objection 3.) This was not an unfamiliar matter to the disciples. They, doubtless, with all Jews of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Disciples' Question 43 very things: "When ye see all these things, know that he is nigh, even at the doors" (verse 33). By "the s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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