The Momentous Event

A Discussion of Scripture Teaching on the Second Advent

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Weight 0.14 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 1.0 cm
ISBN 9780851510200






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Jun 1, 1970


‘The best book for its size on eschatology, on end-time matters. Still highly recommendable. One of my favorite books.’– DEREK THOMAS

Book Description

This little volume sets forth in orderly and eminently readable fashion what most Calvinistic teachers believe concerning ‘the Second Advent and questions related thereto’. With orthodox Christians of every age, the author holds that our Lord’s return will be personal, visible, sudden and unexpected, glorious and triumphant. Of three views styled respectively post-millennialism, pre-millennialism and non-millennialism, he advocates the last named as scriptural and shows that it has been maintained by a large majority of the Fathers and Reformers of the Church. In two valuable chapters dealing with the interpretation of prophecy, he points out that the literalist view leads logically to absurdities and is not adopted by the writers of the New Testament, who specifically state that many of the Old Testament predictions have been fulfilled, albeit in a spiritual sense…

A general consideration of N.T. teaching on the subject, is followed by a more detailed review of the doctrine of the Gospels, Epistles and Apocalypse, special attention being devoted to the significance of the “millennium” of Revelation chapter 20. Here is a book that will well repay study by those who seek to understand truth that is basic to Christian faith and hope’.

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Author’s Foreword 5
1 The Momentous Event 9
2 ‘Post,’ ‘Pre,’ or ‘Non’ 13
3 The Fathers and the Millennium 19
4 The Reformers and the Millennium 29
5 The Interpretation of Old Testament Prophecy 33
6 The New Testament Interpretation of Old Testament Prophecy 43
7 Some General Considerations from the New Testament 53
8 Christ’s Teaching as to His Second Coming 61
9 The Second Coming in Early Apostolic Preaching 67
10 The Victory over Death 73
11 New Heavens and a New Earth 79
12 Three Views of Revelation 87
13 The Witness of Revelation 95
14 The Pre-Millennial View of Revelation 20 103
15 Satan, a Defeated and Doomed Foe 109
16 Is the Momentous Event Near? 121
Epilogue 125
Appendix: The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9 127


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  1. G Marley

    AN excellent brief but fair treatment of the three main branches of eschatology. Essential for anyone seeking a balanced assessment. The author reveals his own convictions but uses scriptural arguments to support his position. Perhaps the publishers could produce a ebook version of the book.

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