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. 1921. Excerpt: ... what He began, prior to His ascension. As in the Gospels, we see Him in the Acts, preaching, teaching, healing and saving through certain men, and thus forming His mystical body in the earth. In the Acts we have an epitome of what we should be having in the earth day by day as the years roll by. The day of miracles is past because the day of faith is past. Pentecost was not a climax, but was intended to be a commencement of that which should have continued increasingly from that day to the consummation of the age. The Doctrinal Books The historical books lead up to the doctrinal ones, the epistles, both the Pauline and the General. It is worthy of notice that according to our English version, all the epistles written to Gentile churches came first; then those to individuals, after that those to Jewish believers; and finally the general epistles written to all Christians in every place. In the epistles written to Gentile churches and Christians, are included Romans, the two epistles to the Corinthians, the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and the two epistles to the Thessalonians. These are strictly teaching epistles upon such subjects as Righteousness, Christian Conduct, Ministry, Law and Grace, The Church, Christian Experience, The Lordship of Christ, the Second Coming, and the Day of the Lord. The epistles addressed to individuals are four in number: the two epistles to Timothy, Titus and Philemon. These books are strictly pastoral in their character and design, and present such themes as Order in the House of God; Responsibility in the House of God; Order in the Local Church, and Christian Servitude. The epistles to the Jewish believers are three in number: Hebrews, and the two epistles of Peter, presenting such subjects as The Superiority...
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