David Brown Christ's Second Coming

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Christ's Second Coming

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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. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... now to distinguish between the converted and the unconverted. I have dwelt the longer on Mr Wood's views, because they are the most recent attempt to put the premillennial scheme of Christ's present kingdom upon an intelligible footing. At the first glance they certainly look well--better than any explanations hitherto offered; but when narrowly examined, I think I have shown them to be derogatory to the honour of Christ, inconsistent with themselves, and, as far as the exposition of them is concerned, not very intelligible. Here, then, I join issue with these writers, affirming as follows :-- PROPOSITION FIFTH: Christ's Proper Kingdom Is Already In Being; Commencing Formally On His Ascension To The Right Hand Of God, And Continuing Unchanged, Both In Character And Form, Till The Final Judgment. I am far from meaning to say, that the kingdom of Christ was in no sense in being before his ascension in our nature to the right hand of power. On the contrary, the whole grace of the Mediator, in all his offices, is put forth in the salvation of every soul that is saved, as well before his incarnation as after it. In the administration of the new covenant and government of the Church before the fulness of time, there was as real an exercise of the Redeemer's proper sovereignty as there has been since his ascension, or ever will be till the end of time. Still, we are explicitly told that "the Holy Ghost was not given"--up to the period of Christ's ascension--" because that Jesus was not yet glorified." (John vii. 39.) All the grace that ever was put forth before the Redeemer's death, was given only on the credit of it. When, however, the great Sacrifice was actually offered, and when, on his presenting himself in the merit of it before the Majesty on high, it was actual...

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