THINGS TO COME:

 

A JOURNAL OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE,

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SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PROPHETIC TRUTH

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The Official Organ of Prophetic Conferences

 

Vol. IV. 1897-8

July, 1897, to June, 1898.

 

London:

THINGS TO COME PUBLISHING OFFICE,

George Stoneman, 39 WARWICK LANE, E.C.

1898

 

“We are not to be held responsible for every expression of our respective Contributors.  Our readers must try everything by the Word of God.” “Many things with which we may not wholly agree are inserted as being either suggestive or worthy of consideration” (Cautionary Notes appeared in Things to Come).

 

No. 37. Vol. IV, No. 1, July, 1897 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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The Dispensational Parables (from page 134, Vol III) [No. 3. The Talents (Matt. 25:14-30); The Five Talents; The Two Talents; The One Talent; The Ten Talents] (to be continued…)

E. W Bullinger

1-2

Contributed Articles

The Flying Roll and the Ephah. Zech. 5:1-11 [Structure of the Visions of Zechariah: Zech. 1:1-6:15] (to be concluded in our next)

E. O. A. N. D.

2-4

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The Divine Names and Titles (continued from page 137. Vol III) [13. The Son of Man] (to be continued…)

Rev. Dr. Bullinger

4-6

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

The Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Are There Two Distinct Phases in His Second Advent? [(1) From Adam to the deluge of waters; (2) From Abraham to the Overthrow of Jerusalem; (3) From Pentecost to the great and terrible day of the Lord [Our Lord’s Descent for His saints and after Our Lord’s descent with His saints]; (4) From the opening of the millennial reign of Christ over the earth to the judgment of the Great White Throne]

Rev. M. Washington, M.A., Rector of Staple Fitzpaine

6-9

Our Monthly Bible Study

What God is to Us (T. George, from Christ Church Vicarage, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

9

Questions and Answers

Question 151. Explain the difference between the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’ and ‘the Gospel of the grace of God’ (asks J. D., from Edinburgh)

E. W Bullinger

9-10

Sings of the Times

Political Signs [The Romish Conspiracy] Religious Signs [The New Gospel: “Gospel of Social Duty;” “Humanity as the Incarnation of God;” “A New Heaven and a New Earth;” “Glorify Humanity;” Even the World is Astonished!; Ichabod!; Arminian Tricks and Shifts]

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10-12

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Jewish Signs [Zionism and Nationalism; American Support for the Zionist Congress]

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11-12

Editor’s Table

Vol. IV; Vol. III; Vol. II

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12

Books Review

The Literal Interpretation of Scripture [reprint from Things to Come], Robert Anderson, G. Stoneman

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12

 

No. 38. Vol. IV, No. 2, August, 1897 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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The Dispensational Parables (from page 2) [No. 4. The Marriage of the King’s Son (Matt. 22:2-14) “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which made a marriage for his son” (to be continued…)

E. W Bullinger

13-14

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“By Me Kings Reign” (Prov. 8:15) A Sermon on the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Accession

Rev. Dr. Bullinger

14-16

Contributed Articles

Israel’s Hope. A Bible Study on Psalm 130

Rev. David Baron

16-17

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“The Son of David” (to be concluded…)

Rev. J. C. Smith, Hoylake

17-18

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The Flying Roll and the Ephah. Zech. 5:1-11 (concluded from page 4) [Values; The Structure of 5:5-11]

E. O. A. N. D.

18-20

Examples of Bible Structure

The Structure of Matthew 6:19-34

E. W Bullinger

20

Our Monthly Bible Study

Psalm 119 Its Leading Lessons (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

20

Questions and Answers

Question 152. The Inscriptions on the Cross [This is Jesus the King of the Jews (Matt. 27:37); The King of the Jews (Mark 15:26); This is the King of the Jews (Luke 23:38); Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews (John 19:19)]

E. W Bullinger

21

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Question 153. How was the prayer on the cross answered? Mt. 23:34-36, Rev. 18:24 and Lk. 23:34 (asks Nemo, London)

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21-22

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [Dr. Herzl on the coming Zionist Congress; The Damascus Railway; Great Numerical Reduction and Increase of Israel]

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22

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Religious Signs [Jubilee Sermons: The Archbishop’s; “New-Laid Egg Service!;” The Handel Festival; The World’s Use of the Bible: Fireworks at the Crystal Palace; Rome’s Jubilee Tactics]

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22-24

Editor’s Table

Letter praising Bullinger’s work on “Obediential Righteousness,” by Edwd. W. Foster, from Malvern Link; Acknowledgements: Free Distribution; Conference Fund; Publishing Notice: Glasgow

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24

 

No. 39. Vol. IV, No. 3, September, 1897 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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Some Dispensational Parables (from page 14) [No. 5. The Pounds (Luke 19:12-27)]

E. W Bullinger

25-27

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“The Logia (Or Sayings) of Jesus”

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27

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“Russia’s Destiny by the Light of Prophecy” (from S. W. Partridge & Co.)

A. H. Burton

27-28

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The Son of David [Matt. 15:22] (concluded from page 18)

Rev. Jas. C. Smith, Hoylake

28-29

Contributed Articles

Is the City of Rev. 21 the Church?

Geo. F. Trench

29-30

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The Three Wells of Gen. 26

G. F. W.

30-31

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Mariolatry

E. W Bullinger

31

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

Are There Two Distinct Phases in The Second Coming of our Lord? (At a Prophetic Conference, 1897)

John Wood, Esq.

31-33

Selected Gleanings

“The Teaching of Jesus”

E. W Bullinger

33-34

Our Monthly Bible Study

The Second Advent in 1 and 2 Thess. (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

34

Questions and Answers

Question 154. Rev. 20:4-6 apply to Israel? Matt. 19:28; Dan. 7:9 and 27, etc. The Church, one Body and Perfect in Christ, so closely connected with Christ that it is hidden in Christ in the Revelation? (asks H. H., from Harrow)

E. W Bullinger

34-35

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [“The Advent of the New Moses;” Interview with Dr. Herzl; An Improvement on Rhodesia; A Capital of a Milliard of Marks; A Congress to be the New Redeemer]

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35-36

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Political Signs [The Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms: Franco-Russian Alliance Weakened] Religious Signs [“The Facts of Science;” A Natural Man’s View of Paul; Religious Competition]

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No. 40. Vol. IV, No. 4, October, 1897 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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Notes on the Acts of the Apostles [The Introduction [Chapter 1]] (to be continued…)

E. W Bullinger

37-38

Contributed Articles

First and Last Words in Scripture

Dr. Bullinger

38-39

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The Structure of the Books of the Bible [1- The Law] (to be continued…)

Rev. Dr. Bullinger

39-40

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The Peopling of the Renewed Earth (to be continued in our next)

E. O. A. N. D.

40-42

Our Monthly Bible Study

The Four “I Come Quickly” in the Apocalypse (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

42

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

Fulfilled Prophecy and God’s Word (At St. Paul’s Church Room, Onslow Square, April 30th, 1897; under the auspices of the Prophecy Investigation Society. The Rev. Prebendary Webb-Peploe introduced the lecturer)

Rev. W. H. Hechler, British Chaplain at Vienna

42-44

Questions and Answers

Question 155. (a) The translation of Enoch and Elijah prefigure the rapture of the Church?; (b) Joseph taking to himself a wife of the Gentiles, a type of the Church?; (c) Jn. 15:4, etc. ‘Abide in Me’ refers to abiding in the Body of Christ?; (d) Jn. 14:3 “I will come again and receive you unto Myself” refers to Christ coming for His saints?; (e) 2 Cor. 11:2 ‘Husband’ refers to Christ? (asks “J.,” from London)

E. W Bullinger

44-45

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Question 156. Enoch a type of those who will be ‘caught up’ and ‘he pleased God’ (Heb. 11:5), lesson for us to imitate, as in Jude 14,15? (asks Nemo, London)

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45

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Question 157. If ‘the breaking of bread’ in Acts is “the common and universal Hebrew idiom for partaking of an ordinary meal” (vide ‘The Mystery,’ p. 47), will you please give the point and sense in Acts 2:42 ‘they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in partaking of their ordinary meals, and in prayers’? (asks M. N., from Singapore)

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45-46

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Late Zionist Congress at Basle: Zionist Post Card; A Zionist Badge; Tumultuous Enthusiasm; What the Congress has Achieved; The Return of the Jews: Opposed by the Pope; France Appealed to; Palestinian Exhibition at Hamburg]

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46-47

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Political Signs [The Clay and the Iron] Social Signs [Modern Millionaires] Religious Signs [Another Reproof from the World; The World’s View of Religious Burlesque; “The Old Jonah Story;” “The Nonconformists and the Poor”]

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47-48

Editor’s Table

Protestant Infallibility (censoring that claims made by the “new Protestant Pope of West London”); Help; Acknowledgments; Barbican Mission to the Jews (directed by Prediger C. T. Lipshytz, who issued a booklet of their work and need)

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48

 

No. 41. Vol. IV, No. 5, November, 1897 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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The Apostolic Testimony to Jerusalem; or the True Place of Pentecost [“This is That;” A Picture of the Future Millennial Kingdom] (to be continued…)

E. W Bullinger

49-50

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“The Silence of God” (Bullinger’s review of this book by R. Anderson)

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50-51

Contributed Articles

“Obediential Righteousness” (open letter written in reply to Mr. J. C. on receipt of letter and militant literature; see related letter by same author in page 24)

Dr. Edwd. W. Foster, Malvern Link

51-52

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The Structure of the Books of the Bible. Second Paper [2- The Prophets; 3- The Psalms] (to be continued…)

Rev. Dr. Bullinger

53-54

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The Peopling of the Renewed Earth (concluding paper)

E. O. A. N. D.

54-55

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

“The Hope of His Calling” [At the Mildmay Prophetical Conference, Oct., 1896] (to be continued…)

Rev. E. W. Bullinger, D. D.

55-56

Selected Gleanings

Comfort (from Fountain of Life)

Flavel

57

Our Monthly Bible Study

The Glories of our Coming King in Psalm 45 (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

57

Questions and Answers

Question 158. Why is Ezekiel given the title ‘son of man,’ and with such frequency? (asks T. D. S., from Coatbridge)

E. W Bullinger

57

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Question 159. (a) If Israel is to be the object of government according to Lk. 22:30, how can they be, at the same time, seated upon thrones, and judgment given unto them?; (b) Are the 144,000 not an earthly company in sympathy with Christ’s sufferings and waiting for His kingdom? If so, who forms the Bride, married previous to His return from heaven in Rev. 19?; (c) Does John the Baptist include all the OT saints, when he says that he is not the bride, but the ‘friend’ of the Bridegroom (Jn. 3:29)? And do these form the company ‘called’ to the marriage supper of the Lamb in Rev. 19? (asks M. A., from Carlisle)

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57-58

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Question 160. Isaiah 54:11,12; is the jeweled city of Rev. 21 and 22 after all only a glorified Israel? (asks Nemo, from London)

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58

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Question 161. Why will the offerings given in Ezek. For the temple in the millennium be necessary, since the Lord Jesus has come and fulfilled all sacrifice? [Ezek. 43:18-27; Heb. 10:14] (asks Anonymous)

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58

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Zionist Movement; Alarming Situation of the Jews in Persia; with a letter praising this regular section, by I. H. C.]

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58-59

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Religious Signs [More Foreshadowings of Antichrist; A New Religious Society; Religion versus Christianity: Universal Religious Conference to be Held in 1900; Rewriting the Bible; Scientific Catholicism; Papal Profanities in Venice]

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59-60

Editor’s Table

Acknowledgments: Maintenance Fund

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60

Books Review

G. Stoneman’s publications: Is the Reformation a Blessing?, by the late Dean Goode; The “Saved Children Series,” or the Priory Tracts; Bright Eyes; The Little Browns of Hollow Glen and Grannie’s Chickens (No. 1 of “The Little Bright Eyes Series”), by Mrs. L. Shorey; and No. 2, Scraps’ Charge, and Ellie’s Childhood, both by E. M. Neale; Heaven’s Open Door. 3rd ed., by John Waite; The Protestant Almanac; Commonly Misquoted and Difficult Texts Explained, by Rev. John Mitchell. The Story of Some Famous Bonfires, by W. Stanley Martin (introduction by Mrs. W. R. Arbuthnot, President of the Women’s Protestant Union), W. Wileman. The Divine Ambassadors from Earth to Heaven (a revised edition of The Essential Absence of Our Ever-present Saviour, consisting on remarks on Jn. 16:7), notes and explanations by Laurence Bomford, M.A., C. J. Thynne

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60

 

No. 42. Vol. IV, No. 6, December, 1897 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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The Apostolic Testimony to Jerusalem [Pattern of Millennial Government; The Last Call to National Repentance; The Summing up of the Nation’s Guilt] (concluding paper)

E. W Bullinger

61-62

Contributed Articles

A Sign and a Stumbling Block. Matthew 12

Dr. Edwd. W. Rev. Jas. C. Smith, Hoylake

62-63

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The Structure of the Books of the New Testament

Rev. Dr. Bullinger

63-64

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

“The Hope of His Calling” [At the Mildmay Prophetical Conference, Oct., 1896] (concluded from page 56)

Rev. E. W. Bullinger, D. D.

64-65

Selected Gleanings

“A Zeal of God.” Romans 10:2,3,4 (from Christ Alone Exalted, by T. Crisp, sometime Rector of Brinkworth, Wiltshire. Died, 1642)

Thomas Crisp, D. D.

65-67

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The Inspiration of Jeremiah (from The Prophecies of Jeremiah, Eyre & Spottiswoode)

Rev. C. H. Waller, D. D.

67-68

Our Monthly Bible Study

Our Lord’s Four “Till I Come” (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

68

Questions and Answers

Question 162. John 4:24. Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; gal. 6:7,8 [Music, anthems in worship] (asks “A lover of Music,” from Montreal)

E. W Bullinger

68-69

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Question 163. Difference between the Sabbath (7th day) and Sunday (1st day of the week)? (asks E. E. D., from Kansas)

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69

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Question 164.Acts 21:23-27. I cannot understand the teaching contained in it for anyone after it had been fulfilled [Acts. 3:18] (asks “America,” from Lakin, Kansas)

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69-70

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Question 165. Dr. R. Anderson in ‘The Literal Interpretation of Scripture’ (Vol. III, p. 113 and 125) makes the statement that the ‘Jews’ had the only Divine religion the world has ever known, also that Christianity is not a religion, &c. Will you kindly explain what religion is, and why Christianity cannot be called a religion? (asks E. E. D., from Lakin, Kansas, U.S.A., answer: read The Silence of God, by R. Anderson, Hodder & Stoughton, London, review in page 50)

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70

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Zionists and Palestine: “Rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem;” Material for the Temple Already Ordered; The Tomb of Moses]

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70-71

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Religious Signs [“Citizen Sunday:” Canon Eyton at St. Margaret’s, Canon Winnington Ingram, Dr. Clifford, Dr. Horton, St. James’s Hall; “The New Orthodoxy;” Romish Bazaar in a Parish Church Hall; Wesleyans and Dead Ministers; Man-Made Churchmen and Backsliders; A Sensation in the Pulpit; The Latest Thing in Religion]

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71-72

Editor’s Table: Books Review

Three New Works by Dr. Bullinger: 1. The Divine Names and Titles; 2. The Structure of the Books of the Bible; 3. The Massorah; all published by G. Stoneman; Mr. Dimbleby’s New Era at Hand, by Dr. Grattan Guinness, Holness [a book with many mistakes]

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72

 

No. 43. Vol. IV, No. 7, January, 1898 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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The Conclusion of Peter’s Ministry in the Land of Israel. Acts 8:12

E. W Bullinger

73-75

Contributed Articles

“This is My Body” [Metaphor]

Rev. Dr. Bullinger

75-77

Our Monthly Bible Study

Three Thoughts about the Lord’s Return (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

77

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

A Personal Antichrist (Bullinger’s note: Abbot Joachim, 12th Century, boldly declared that the antichrist will be a pope; and his followers (notoriously a Paris professor of theology) began to hint that the pope would ex-officio fill the place of the antichrist; Gregory the Great declared that if any future pope assumes the position which some had begun to claim for the See of Rome, he would be a precursor of Antichrist) [At the Quarterly Meeting of the Prophetical Investigation Society, 16th Nov., 1897] (to be concluded in our next)

Robert Anderson, C.B., LL.D.

78-79

Questions and Answers

Question 166. Eph. 4:5, ‘the Baptism of the Holy Ghost’? (asks A. E. S., Wellington, Somerset)

E. W Bullinger

79-80

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Question 167. Are ‘adoption’ (in Paul’s) and ‘the new birth’ (in John’s) analogous? (asks F. S., from Loughton)

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80

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [“Setting up the Kingdom of Israel:” Will the Jews return to Palestine?: The Basle Congress’ The Resurrection of Israel; Anticipated Advantages; From the Christian Point of View; The Aim of Zionism; “Preparing for the New Exodus:” A Suggested European Conference on the Jews: “Europe and the Jews; ” Mr. Arnold White in Russia; Russia and the Jews; “A Proposed International Conference;” “Is Russia Behind This?”]

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81-82

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Religious Signs [The New Gospel of Humanity; Fruits of the Higher Criticism; Christianity in London” “My ‘Heretical’ Opinions;” Ian Maclaren’s Creed; The Church of Christian Science; Missions and Bazaars; No Hope From Education]

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82-84

Editor’s Table

Notice to Correspondents; The Silence of God (2nd ed.), by R. Anderson; Proposed Memorial to (rev. Augustus Montagu) Toplady [author of “Rock of Ages” and Vicar of Broad Hembury Church]; renewal of Subscriptions; Country Town Mission (Secretary Mr. G. H. Mawer); Acknowledgment

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84

 

No. 44. Vol. IV, No. 8, February, 1898 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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A Real Blessing “Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in Me” (Matt. 11:6): or, “Blessed is he whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in Me” (R.V.) [1. His Person; 2. His Words; 3. The Work of Christ]

E. W Bullinger

85-86

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The Ministry of Paul in the Synagogues Among the Gentiles. Acts 13 - 19:20 [Notes on the Acts of the Apostles 2, from page 38] (to be concluded…)

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86-87

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

A Personal Antichrist (concluded from page 79) [At the Quarterly Meeting of the Prophetical Investigation Society, 16th Nov., 1897]

Robert Anderson, C.B., LL.D.

87-89

Illustrations of Bible Structure

The First Epistle to Timothy Chapter 1 [The Epistle as a Whole] (complementing the Structure presented in Bullinger’s articles on The Mystery)

Mr. George F. Trench

89-90

Selected Gleanings

Apocalyptic Interpretation [Lectures in Portsmouth]

Major-General Synge, R.E.

90-92

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The New Testament Church (from The Christian Ecclesia, a review by The Pall Mall Gazette, Dr. Hort is an Anglican, Lady Margaret Reader in Divinity, Univ. of Cambridge)

Quoting Dr. Hort

92

Our Monthly Bible Study

“Unsearchable Riches of Christ” (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

93

Questions and Answers

Question 168. Lk. 20:38 ‘He is not the God of the dead, but of the living’ (asks G. R., from Carlisle)

E. W Bullinger

93

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Question 169. 1 Cor. 15:29 (asks S. A. C., from Staines; already answered in two back numbers)

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93

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Question 170. The Genealogies of Christ in Mt. And Lk. (asks R., from London; Bullinger deals with them in Number in Scripture)

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93

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Question 171. “All” in 1 Tim. 2:4 (asks R., from London)

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93

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Time to Favour Zion, by the Superintendent of the Hope of Israel Mission, from The Missionary Review, Dec., 1897]

Rev. A. C. Gaebelein

93-94

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Religious Signs [The Modern Minister; Modern Ministers: The Melbourne Cup; Modern Agencies; Raising the Masses: “Bad Language Among Girls;” The Latest Fashion: Girls Pass the Plates in Church; What is the Object of the Gospel?; An Item in the Conspiracy]

E. W Bullinger

94-96

Editor’s Table

Professor George Adam Smith (his opinion is that the book of Jonah is a “parable”); The Eversfield Hospital, St. Leonards; The Barbican Mission to the Jews; Field Lane Refuges and Ragged Schools: Acknowledgments: Sustentation Fund

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96

 

No. 45. Vol. IV, No. 9, March, 1898 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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The Present Service of Christ. Heb. 2:8,9; Eph. 1:17-19 [He is Seated; “From henceforth expecting”]

E. W Bullinger

97-98

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The Ministry of Paul in the Synagogues of the Gentiles. Acts 13 - 19:20 [Notes on the Acts of the Apostles 3] (concluded from page 87)

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98-99

Contributed Articles

Idolatry

Major-General Synge, R.E.

99-101

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

The Bible – Not Tradition, The Rule of Faith and Life (At the Mildmay Prophetic Conference, Oct., 1896) [to be concluded in our next]

Pastor Fuller Gooch

101-102

Our Monthly Bible Study

The Silence of God. Key Text, Ps. 50:21: “I Kept Silence” (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

93

Selected Gleanings

Earth’s Curse and Restoration (Gen. 3:17,18)

William Leask, D.D.

103-104

Questions and Answers

Question 172. The 480 years of 1 Kings 6:1 (asks B. C., from London)

E. W Bullinger

104-105

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Question 173. “The Three Days and Three Nights” of Jonah 2:17 and Matt. 12:40 (also see The Coming Prince, by Dr. R. Anderson)

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105-106

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Jewish Question: Whither? Towards Zion; Dr. Theodore Herzl on the Zionist Movement (with a picture of him); Berlin; Zionist Literature; Zionist Hopes]

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106-107

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Religious Signs [A Contrast; The Low Estate of the Churches; Infidels and So-Called Science; The Next Step: A Rector’s Dancing Class; A “Scrubbing” Service: Vicar Preached and the Congregation Washed; The Down-Grade in America]

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107-108

Editor’s Table

Answers to Correspondents (regarding “Questions and Answers” priorities)

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108

 

No. 46. Vol. IV, No. 10, April, 1898 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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“What Wait I For?” [“My Hope is in Thee”]

E. W Bullinger

109-110

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Notes on the Acts of the Apostles. Fourth Paper. Chap. 19:21 to End [continued from page 99]  (to be concluded in our next)

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110-112

Contributed Articles

Preparing for Antichrist (by the Vicar of Buttermere, Cumberland)

Geo. A. B. Chamberlain, M. A.

112-113

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

The Bible – Not Tradition, The Rule of Faith and Life (At the Mildmay Prophetic Conference, Oct., 1896) [concluded from page 102]

Pastor Fuller Gooch

113-115

Selected Gleanings

“The Secret of Christian Experience” (pamphlet published by Hodder & Stoughton, from The Expository Times (Oct., 1897); At the Close of the Session of the Theological College, Bala)

Quoting Dr. Robertson Nicoll

115-116

Our Monthly Bible Study

Abounding fullness (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

117

Questions and Answers

Question 174. In Matt. 16:18, is su eipas “thou sayest” instead of su ei ps “thou art Peter”? (asks D. B., from London)

E. W Bullinger

117

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Jews in Europe; “The Advance of Zionism;” Zionist Conference in London; “Zionist Congress:” Second World Gathering to be held at Basle (“Jewish World” Special); The re-Afforesting of Palestine; Jerusalem reviving; The Jewish Colonial Bank]

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118-119

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Religious Signs [The Bible Story Re-Told; “Realism” in Church and Theatre; The Manufacture of Religious “Flesh”: “Weird Religious Service;” Church and Stage in England; Exploiting Religion: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is Like unto the London County Council;’ Is the World Getting Better: “Child thieves and their Abettors;” The United Kingdom Drink Bill; Shutting God Out; The Increase of the Gradient]

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119-120

Editor’s Table: Books Review

Three Letters on the Proposal for a Roman Catholic University, Addressed to a High Churchman, by W. Blair Neatby, M.A., Banks and Co.; The Great Assize publication; Acknowledgments

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120

 

No. 47. Vol. IV, No. 11, May, 1898 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

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“A Castaway” [1 Cor. 9:27]

E. W Bullinger

121-122

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Notes on the Acts of the Apostles. Fourth Paper. Chap. 19 to End [continued from page 112]

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122-123

Contributed Articles

The Fixing of Dates [on the inserts by Rev. Michael Baxter, of The Christian Herald: “General Boulanger (a self-crowned “man of prophecy”) committed suicide in 1891;” “It is 1898, and neither of these events (“Boulanger’s prophecies”) took place”]

Dr. Bullinger

123-125

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“The Letter Killeth”

Robert Anderson

125

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

God’s Purposes in Israel (At the Mildmay Prophetic Conference, Oct., 1896) [to be continued…]

Rev. J. Wilkinson

125-127

Selected Gleanings

The Polychrome Bible [“Polly Chromes Bible,” an article ridiculing the opinion of men in that version, from The Advance (an American paper)]

The Advance

127-128

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Perfection in Christ (from Epistle to Hebrews, pp. 434-6)

Adolph Saphir

128-129

Our Monthly Bible Study

Characteristics of Jesus Christ as King (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

129

Questions and Answers

Question 175. The “Year-Day” Theory (asks N. Ll. S., from London)

E. W Bullinger

130

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Question 176. Your answer to B.C.’s question about the 480 years of 1 Kgs. 6 overlook the period between the entrance into Canaan and the Judges. And The Coming Prince, appears inconsistent for the date of the Exodus is given as B.C. 1625, and the fourth year of Solomon as B.C. 1013, whereas 1625-573 would make it B.C. 1052 (asks R. F.)

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130-131

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [The Zionist Federation; Catholics and Jews in France]

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131

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Religious Signs [A New God; “Expedients” for the Gospel; A Growing Evil; “A Parson’s Pantomime:” “Sunday Scholars as Principal Boy and Girl;” The Roman Catholic University for Ireland]

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131-132

Editor’s Table

Acknowledgments; Extracts from Correspondence (Mt. 8:17 and Isa. 33:24, the future healing, in Israel’s restoration; H.M.S. bad taste); The Toplady Memorial

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132

Books Review

The Sun-Clothed Woman of Rev. 12, by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D., Jewish Converts’ Institution; The Witness, a monthly journal, ed. J. R. Caldwell, Bagster and Sons; The Christ in Shakespeare: Dramas, Sonnets Interpreted.

 

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No. 48. Vol. IV, No. 12, June, 1898 (our additions in italics, mainly in Author)

SECTION

TITLE

AUTHOR

PAGES

Editorial

“Accepted” and “Acceptable” [Eph. 1:6 (“He hath made us accepted (charitoo) in the Beloved”) and 2 Cor. 5:9 (“Wherefore we labour that… we may be accepted (euarestos) of Him”); “The Knowledge of Him”]

E. W Bullinger

133-134

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Notes on the Acts of the Apostles. Fifth Paper. Chap. 19:21 to End [concluded from page 123]

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134-135

Contributed Articles

Biblical Study (by G. Mill, from Warwick, Ontario, Canada)

George Mill

135-137

Conference Addresses [Cautionary Note]

God’s Purposes in Israel (At the Mildmay Prophetic Conference, Oct., 1896) [concluded from page 127]

Rev. J. Wilkinson

137-139

Selected Gleanings

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand [condemning Mr. Kensit attempts, from The Record, Apr., 22nd, 1898]

The Record

139-140

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Are afghans Israelites? (regarding the Pathans, whose claim is that they are Bene Israel, from The Jewish Chronicle, Feb. 18, 1898, quoting the Calcutta Review)

The Jewish Chronicle

140

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Man’s Failure (from The Hidden Life)

Adolph Saphir

140

Correspondence

The “Letter” and the “spirit” (commenting on a previous R. Anderson’s Letter)

Geo. F. Trench

140

Our Monthly Bible Study

Christ “The Rock” (from Christ Church Lodge, Bromley, Kent)

T. George

140

Questions and Answers

Question 177. Is correct that ‘Do this in remembrance of Me’ means (according to the ritualists) ‘offer this sacrifice - in remembrance of Me’ (asks H. J. B., from London, answer: No – none whatever…)

E. W Bullinger

141

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Question 178. Why is the Benedicite sung in churches (is in the Prayer Book), and why we are to call on Ananias, Azarias, and Misael to bless the Lord, & c (asks E. D., Newington, Green, answer: Benedicite from Apocrypha, no God’s Word)

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141

Sings of the Times

Jewish Signs [Zionism: The Next Zionist Congress; Another Side to the Question; There is Another Sign; Sacrifices]

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141-142

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Religious Signs [The New Bible: “The Voice of the Spirit;” How the Higher Criticism Strikes a Man of the World; “Easter in the Churches;” Ritualistic Blasphemy; “Music and the Higher Life;” Church or Stage?: “Parsifal” in Church; “The Regeneration of London;” Hopeless Scotland]

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142-143

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Spiritist Signs [The Jubilee of Spiritism: International Congress; Theosophists and Spiritists

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143

Editor’s Table

A Proposal (letter of Mr. Frederick Newth (May 7th, 1898, Oakleigh, Grove Road, Sutton, Surrey) offering his services as book keeper, accepted); Vol. IV.

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144

Books Review

A Commentary of the Revelation of St. John, by Samuel Garratt, M.A., 3rd ed., Demy 8vo. (a book full of mistakes); The Age to Come, by O. S. Warner, Gospel Trumpet Publishing Co. (another book of mistakes); The Second Advent, by John Ritchie, “The Young Watchman” Office; Separation and Service, by J. Hudson Taylor, Morgan and Scott; Mempriss’s Harmony of the Four Gospels, published by G. Stoneman

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