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The Moral Purpose of Prophecy

 

Chapter 1  The Scriptures Were Given to Reveal Jesus
Chapter 2  The Jews Failed to Study the Scriptures in the light of God's Moral Purpose. A Solemn Warning for Today

Chapter 3  History Repeats Itself

Chapter 4  Futurism's Fundamental Fallacy

Chapter 5  Further Futuristic Fallacies

Chapter 6  Futurism and the Book of Revelation

Chapter 7  Pentecost Brought Light on the Moral Purpose of Prophecy

Chapter 8  Jesus is Reigning Now!

Chapter 9  All Scriptures Are Vibrant Moral Messages from a Living Saviour

Chapter 10  The Individual Application of History and Prophecy

Chapter 11  Applying the Principle in Connection with the Study of "Armageddon"

Chapter 12  The Moral Purpose of the Prophecies of Daniel

Chapter 13  Christian Realities Revealed in the Prophetic Pictures of the Apocalypse

Chapter 14  "Christ in You" - the Assurance of Victory

Addendum -  A Brief Outline

PREFACE

Salvation is taught not only in the gospels but also in the prophecies. The author has endeavored to make clear the vitally important truth that the true interpretation of the prophecies illustrates how salvation is accomplished, and also strengthens the soul to resist sin. As the Word of God is the "seed" which, through the operation of the Holy Spirit, generates the new life (1 Peter 1:23), that life is revived and strengthened as often as the Word of God is read and received into the soul (1 Thess. 2:13). The "new man" (Col. 3:10, etc.) lives and grows "by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18).

In purifying the life (1 Peter 1:22) and building up the soul (Acts 20:32), the Savior emphasizes the necessity of heeding "every word" of the Holy Scriptures (Matt. 4:4). Man's indefatigable enemy seeks to render ineffective to students of the Bible the life-giving energy contained in certain important prophecies of Holy Writ. He does this by means of erroneous interpretations.

The Savior not only says "Search the Scriptures" (John 5:39), but He also inquires: "How readest thou?" (Luke 10:26). By erroneous interpretations it is possible to "add unto" or "take away from" the Word of God, against which we are explicitly warned (Rev. 22:18, 19). He who studies the Scriptures in a way "approved unto God" is said to be "a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).

A true understanding of Bible prophecies reveals the gospel teaching that the abiding Presence of the Savior affords protection and deliverance from hostile foes: victory is assured through the indwelling Spirit of God.

This booklet is sent forth with the prayer that God will bless its readers with a clearer understanding of the moral purpose of the prophecies and with the realization that Christ the King of glory reigns in the trusting heart and gives victory over sin. "We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us" (Rom. 8:37). "Christ in you the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).

Louis F. Were
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3/3/49


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