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Theological Dictionary of the New Testament Gerhard Killel (editor). Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley from the German. Vol. I, xl + 793 pages. Published by Wm. B. Eerdman, Publish· ing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., and London. Price $18.50. The reviewer has purchased this important work from the time when the first German volume appeared. For accurate exegesis […]

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Read More Than Conquerors, pp. 251–256 A. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE SECTION  There is in this section little that bas not been said before. It is, nevertheless, a most important section. It lays particular stress upon the urgency of all the preceding admonitions, the absolute necessity of heeding them, and this all the more since whatever […]

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Read More Than Conquerors, pp. 232–235 A. THE SYMBOL At the close of the thousand-year period the devil is released from his imprisonment. He summon’s a vast host for an all-out attack upon “the camp of the saints, the beloved city.” Fire descends from heaven and devours them. The deceiver himself is cast into the lake of fire […]

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Read More Than Conquerors, pp. 235, 236 THE GREAT WHITE THRONE (The treatment of Rev. 20:11–15 is continued in Lesson 23, Part 1) A. THE ONE WHO SITS UPON IT, verse 11 Christ’s glorious return is portrayed in vivid colors. John sees a great, white throne. Upon it is seated Jesus as Judge (cf. Matt. […]

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Read The Bible on the Life Hereafter, pp. 185–194 THE GREAT WHITE THRONE (continued) C. THE SCENE THAT IS ENACTED NEAR IT, verses 12b, 13b Books are opened: the records of the life of every person (Dan. 7:10). Opened also is the book of life, containing the names of all believers and their deeds (cf. […]

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Read More Than Conquerors, pp. 236–242 THE REDEEMED UNIVERSE The universe in which the dragon, the beast, the false prophet, and the harlot were carrying out their program of iniquity has vanished. John, accordingly, sees a new universe, the ideal product of God’s redeeming grace and power, wisdom and goodness. It has the following characteristics. […]

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And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead […]

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A. DEFINITION The prefix post means after. The word millennium means thousand years. (The Postmillennialist does not take these thousand years literally. ) A Postmillennialist, accordIngly, is a person who believes that Jesus will return after the thousand years. Now if this were all there was to it I would immediately call myself a Postmillennialist. See […]

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