The Patmos Letters; Applied To Modern Christendom by John Lorne CampbellThe Patmos Letters; Applied To Modern Christendom by John Lorne Campbell

The Patmos Letters; Applied To Modern Christendom

byJohn Lorne Campbell

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... THE PATMOS LETTERS INTRODUCTION Section I.--Our Field of Study IT is remarkable that this Revelation of Jesus Christ is the only book in the whole Bible which has a special blessing attached to its study, and yet there is certainly no book in the New Testament so little read or appreciated. A blessing is pronounced on him who "reads " and on them that " hear the words" and "keep the things" that are written therein.1 Why has the book been thus neglected? Two reasons are assigned: First, the confessed obscurity of certain of the prophetic portions--an obscurity arising necessarily from the very nature of the subject; and secondly, the great mass of confused literature written with a view to its exposition. A sense of hopelessness has come over 1 Rev. I. 3. many in regard to the teaching of this Revelation, and a conviction that no one can be sure of anything about it. The last book of the Bible is consequently laid aside, and its precious pages are but seldom perused and studied. We confess frankly and at once, that there are mysteries here which we cannot as yet make clear. Side by side with this admission, we ought to recognize equally that there are truths in this great book that lie on the very surface and are manifest to all--truths without which the church would be poor indeed. We can derive from it all that is needed at this stage of the world's development. More light will yet break from these pages as the scroll of history unfolds itself. "Blessed," therefore, " is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book." 1 A brief general survey of the whole field will help us in our more detailed investigations. I. According to Irenaeus, the book of Revelation was written during the great persecution which took place " toward the end of Domitian'...
Title:The Patmos Letters; Applied To Modern ChristendomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217102050

ISBN - 13:9780217102056