Matthew Poole on Revelation (cont.)

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
Our nation certainly has a troubled history with respect to race.

The doctrine of the Bible provides the only solution, revealing man's common origin and destiny.

See Poole on Revelation 7:9.

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
E.B. Elliott asserts that the rise of the Augustinian theology in the fourth/fifth century is prophesied in Revelation 7 in the Sealing and Palm-bearing visions (Election and Perseverance respectively). Could he be right?

Elliott thought Augustine's theology worthy of the such a prophecy, asserting that for a thousand years, if there was anything good in the world, it was because of Augustine.

See Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Bishop of Hippo" in the "Comments".

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
"If you love Christ at all, you love him with a superlative love; above [family], houses, goods and worldly comforts... and if you love him at all, the vail is rent, and you have got into the holiest." --Ralph Erskine

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
If the holy angels, who are not beneficiaries of redemption, nevertheless marvel at it, and praise God for it...how much more should we!

Oh, our adorable Redeemer!

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
"The way to heaven lies through many tribulations; but tribulation, how great soever, shall not separate us from the love of God. Tribulation, when gone through well, will make heaven more welcome and more glorious." -William Tong

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
We think too little of heaven. We have been created and re-created for spiritual things and the heavenly realm. Why do we obsess over matter and mud?

 

dildaysc

Puritan Board Sophomore
Weeping?

"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. They have formerly had their sorrows, and shed many tears, both upon the account of sin and affliction; but God himself, with his own gentle and gracious hand, will wipe those tears away, and they shall return no more for ever; and they would not have been without those tears, when God comes to wipe them away. In this he deals with them as a tender father who finds his beloved child in tears, he comforts him, he wipes his eyes, and turns his sorrow into rejoicing. This should moderate the Christian's sorrow in his present state, and support him under all the troubles of it; for those that sow in tears shall reap in joy; and those that now go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them." --William Tong (for Matthew Henry)

 
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