and many symbols, the other its Buddhis- tic pantheism; Seek to subsidize press, school, and poli- tics, with ominous success; Have a covetous greed for g r a ft and power;
Include many good and well meaning Christian, but deceived people. There is a wide difference between Roman Catho- lics as individuals and the Papacy as an institution.
3 . H . S a m r n i s .
WHAT MUST BE. If we would see the Kingdom of God, We must be born again, Jno. 3:3. If we would be saved, We must" believe on Christ, Ac. 16:30, 31. If we would pray to God, We must believe He is, Heb. 11:6. If we would be accepted, We must worship sincerely, Jno. 4:24. If we would hold fast the faith, We must through much tribulation, Acts. 14:22. If we would be tried and true, There must be heresies, I Cor. 11:9. If we would be faithful, remember, That we must appear at Christ's tri- bunal, 2 Cor. 5:10. THE LORD'S SECOND COMING. I T I S: The first Scripture promise: Gen. 3:15; Bev. 20:1-3. The .last Scripture promise: Bev. 22:20. The main Scripture theme: Luke 24: 25, 26. The great absurdity of unbelief: I I Pet. 3:3, 4; Luke 18:8. Visible, Rev. 1:7; Mat. 26:64. Physical, Ac. 1:11; Phil. 3:20, 21. Conspicuous, Mat. 24:27; 2 Thes. 4:16. Localized, Zee. 14:4; Isa. 24:23. Sudden, Mat. 24:44; 25:26. Triumphant, Bev. 19:11-16; Isa. 63:1. Redemptive, Isa. 35:4-10; 59:20; II. Thes. 1:4-10. Judicial, I Cor. 4:5; I I Cor. 5:10; Mat. 25:31.
II. Men's Attitude Toward It. They desired to hear it, 13:7; gathered to hear it, 13:44; heard it, 10:44; received it, 2:41; believed it, 4:4; searched it, 17:11; quoted it, .2:25; testified to it, 8:25; preached it, 8:4; taught it, 18:11; prayed about it, 4:29; commended it, 20:32; sent it, 13:26; ministered it, 6:4; published it abroad, 13:49; glorified it, 13:48; and boldly, 4:31. III. The Acts of the Word. I t increased, 6:7; it grew, 12:24; it mul- tiplied, 12:24; it prevailed, 19:20; it came to pass, 1:16; it pricked the heart, 2:27; it cut the heart, 7:54; it proved Christ, 18:28; it induced faith, 17:11, 12; it built, endowed, sanctified, 20:32. THE HAND OF GOD. God has no bodily parts. He is Spirit (Jno. 4:24). References to His hands, feet, eyes, etc., are called "anthropomor- phisms," or man-likenesses. If He were a body He would be limited in space. ' ' The arm of the Lo r d " is a figurative expression. ' 'Underneath are the everlast- ing arms" (Deut. 33:27), cannot mean that God has literal arms in which He em- braces the countless millions of His saints! What a monstrosity the thought is I The hand is the symbol of power. "Y a d ," hand, is translated power in eleven places of the A. V., and might so be in scores more. I t means that God without hands can do all that hands can do, and more. "Shall not He that made the hand the hands handle?" (Psa. 94:9). God's hand is— Strong, Psa. 89:13; I. Pet. 5:6. Creative, . Moulds soul and body, Isa. 64:8; Bom. 9:19, 20. Holds life and breath in it, Job 12:10; Dan. 5:23. Disposes, our fortunes, Psa. 31:15; Eph. 2:10; Ac. 17:25, 26. The only palmistry is the study of that Hand. Skillful, Psa. 19:1; Isa. 45:12; Psa.. 8:3. Far reaching, To the heights, Amos 9:2.
Millennial, Bev. 2'0:4. Final. I Thes. 4:17.
THE WORD IN THE ACTS. I. Names of the Word.
" T h e Wo r d ," 4:4; " T h y Wo r d ," 4:29; ' ' The W a y , " 2 0 : 9 ; . " The Scriptures,'' 8:35; " T h e Counsel of Go d ," 20:27; " T h e Word of Go d ," 4:31; " T h e Word of Sal- v a t i o n ," 13:26; " T h e Word of the Gos- p e l , " 15:7; " T h e Word of the L o r d ," 8:25; " T h e Word of His G r a c e ," 14:13; " T h e Word of the Lord J e s u s ," 19:10; " T h e Worcl of L i f e , " 5:20,
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