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BT 385 E42 1834

Christ's Return in Glory,

AND

MILLENNIAL REIGN ON EARTH.

Come then, and, added to thy many crowns,
Receive yet one, the crown of all the earth,
Thou who alone art worthy!. It was thine
By ancient covenant, ere Nature's birth;
And thou hast made it thine by purchase since,
And overpaid its value with thy blood.
Thy saints proclaim thee King; and in their hearts
Thy title is engraven with a pen
Dipp'd in the fountain of eternal love.
Thy saints proclaim thee King; and thy delay
Gives courage to their foes, who; could they see
The dawn of thy Last Advent, long desired,
Would creep into the bowels of the hills,
And flee for refuge to the falling rocks.

Cowper's TASK,

Connected View

OP SOME OF THE

SCRIPTURAL EVIDENCE

OF THE

Redeemer's Speedy Personal Return,

AND

REIGN ON EARTH WITH HIS GLORIFIED SAINTS,

DURING THE MILLENNIUM;

ISRAEL'S RESTORATION TO PALESTINE;

AND

THE DESTRUCTION OF ANTICHRISTIAN NATIONS:

WITH

Remarks on Various Authors who Oppose these Doctrines.

Thus saith the Lord, I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in
the midst of Jerusalem....If it be marvellous in the eyes of the rem-
nant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine
eyes, saith the Lord of hosts?—Zech. viii. 3, 6.

SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.

THE PROFITS OF THIS EDITION TO AID THE FUNDS OF THE LONDON

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIANITY AMONG THE JEWS,

PAISLEY,
PUBLISHED BY ALEX. GARDNER:
SOLD BY M. OGLE, W. COLLINS, AND G. GALLIE, GLASGOW;
W.OLIPHANT, WHYTE & co., WAUGH & INNES, AND J. BOYD,
EDINBURGH; D. HALLIDAY, DUMFRIES; W. M'COMB, BELFAST;

R. M. TIMS, DUBLIN; AND JAMES NISBET, LONDON.

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PREFACE

TO

THE FIRST EDITION.

The personal presence of the Redeemer on earth during the Millennium was the prevailing expectation of the early Christian Church. With the progress of error, however, this doctrine also became corrupted; and, in consequence,

was at length almost entirely discarded as unscriptural. * Still it has been the hope of a few in all subsequent ages,

although for many centuries the attention of the Church Ñ in general has not been directed to the subject. But as

the time approaches when the orthodoxy of our creed must be decided by the event, the question of its divine authority assumes a new interest, and a more urgent call is addressed to us to examine the foundation on which our opinions rest. A stricter investigation of Scripture on the subject has compelled the author of the following pages to relinquish, as untenable, the sentiments he formerly entertained, and to rank himself among the number of those who are “look. ing for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ,” as an event

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