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The Momentous Event: A Discussion of Scripture Teaching on the Second Advent (Grier)

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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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Table of Contents:

  1. The Momentous Event
  2. ‘Post,’ ‘Pre,’ or ‘Non’’
  3. The Fathers and the Millennium
  4. The Reformers and the Millennium
  5. The Interpretation of Old Testament Prophecy
  6. The New Testament Interpretation of Old Testament Prophecy
  7. Some General Considerations from the New Testament
  8. Christ’s Teaching as to His Second Coming
  9. The Second Coming in Early Apostolic Preaching
  10. The Victory over Death
  11. New Heavens and a New Earth
  12. Three Views of Revelation
  13. The Witness of Revelation
  14. The Pre-Millennial View of Revelation
  15. Satan, a Defeated and Doomed Foe
  16. Is the Momentous Event Near?