Day Dawn; Or, the Gospel in Type and Prophecy

9780217198356: Day Dawn; Or, the Gospel in Type and Prophecy

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Excerpt: ... DAY DAWN. CHAPTER XXII. 0.6) THE RESTITUTION. s A a HE subject of Restitution, or Restoration, is very important, and one of which "all the holy prophets" have Q spoken. "The times of the restitution of all things" is a period beginning with the return of Christ, (Acts iii. 20, 21), and therefore covers the age, or ages, tocome. Some have looked for a limited or partial restitution, reading the above passage as if it said "all things spoken of, or promised." But an appeal to the prophets, and to the law, with its typical jubilee, or restitution, gives the strongest reasons for its universality. And our Lord himself, the greatest of all prophets, confirms this: "Elias truly shall first come and restore all things."--Matt. xvii. 11. [See " Elijah and Elisha."] Because it says "things," in these passages, some have supposed it could not include persons; as if mankind were not among the things lost, and in need of restoration, or recovery. But, according to Webster, a thing is: "Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate being, whether animate or inanimate." Whatever may be the modern custom of some, the Bible uses this term in reference to persons, both human and divine. Luke i. 35 speaks of Jesus as "that holy thing which shall be born." The separation of " the children of the wicked one," from "the children of the kingdom," is to "gather out of hie kingdom all things that offend."--Matt. xiii. 41. The 'work of Christ in the* next dispensation ie to 'gather to.THE RRSriTtTTTOK. gether in Ohe all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on-earth."--Eph. i. 10. The success of Christ in all " the ages to come" is that " every knee should bow, of things in heaven, earth and under the earth."--Phil. ii. 10. He is " to reconcile all things unto himself," both i...

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