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The Angels, by a Bible Student, Author of 'Our Eternal Homes'.

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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...taught of a resurrection of dead material bodies, or of a simultaneous resurrection-of the spiritual bodies of the elect! Further, while we remember the Lord's own phrase in this prediction, the elect, the angels 'shall gather the elect, ' can it surprise us that Paul should restrict in both epistles the ...
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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...taught of a resurrection of dead material bodies, or of a simultaneous resurrection-of the spiritual bodies of the elect! Further, while we remember the Lord's own phrase in this prediction, the elect, the angels 'shall gather the elect, ' can it surprise us that Paul should restrict in both epistles the resurrection and translation to those alone who were believers, or the 'elect'?" "Your explanation is even luminous, Dokeos," I replied. "Paul certainly could not mean more than the Saviour intended; nor can his words contain more than is contained in the Lord's words, which, as you say, he partly quoted, and partly paraphrased." The Apostles' Idea Of The Time Of The Second Coming. "But," I continued, "Paul seems to have anticipated the Lord's Second Advent to take place in his day." "There is no reason to doubt that he, in common with the other Apostles, did anticipate such an immediate Second Coming, or that he expected the Second Advent to be a personal coming of the Lord in the natural clouds. The lapse of time since the days of the Apostles has proved that the one opinion was a misapprehension. But the same cause which led to the one misapprehension led also to the other; it was understanding the Lord's predictions, couched in the prophetic language of symbolry, according to the mere letter, as though the symbols had been scientific statements as to what should absolutely take place. In doing this, he repeated the error of the Scribes and Pharisees, who rejected the Saviour because He did not fulfil the expectations which they had derived from their literal interpretation of the prophecies concerning Him. "In this literal manner Paul, and the other Apostles, understood such statements as 'This gene...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150509193
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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