This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ..."secure," according to them,
than according to the Old Church doctrines. It may be asked, --How
can this be? Because, if the former doctrines are true, he receives
the " tribulation and anguish," which are the just reward of his
deeds, immediately on leaving the body, or in a short time
afterwards; whereas, according to the other doctrines, he will not
receive the full measure of the punishment of his iniquities, till
his dead body is raised and sent to hell, together with his soul.
Much stress is laid on the passing away of the heavens and the
earth, at the period of the second coming of the Lord. As the
prophetic Scriptures, that speak of this event, are taken
literally, and as the literal heavens and earth remain unto this
day, it is concluded that the Lord's second coming is yet future.
But here, Mr. R., and all who think with him, upon this subject,
forget that the heavens and the earth have passed away already,
even according to their own admission. The prophet Isaiah, in very
many places says, that the heavens and the earth should be
destroyed, the sun be ashamed, and the moon be confounded at, or
before, the appearance of Jehovah, as the Saviour of his people.
Now it is admitted that these predictions have been fulfilled,
--that they received their acccomplishment at the Lord's first
advent, and the prophet's language is interpreted spiritually. Yet,
when we apply the same principle of interpretation to our Lord's
language, when he is speaking of his second coming, it is rejected.
Mr. R. concludes his futile attack upon the New Church doctrine of
the Last Judgment, by quoting Re. 20.11.. 13. "And I saw a great
white throne, &c." This prophecy has shared the fate of all
others, in not being...
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