A Commentary on the Revelation of St. John, the Divine (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, 2018 M08 8 - 394 pages
Excerpt from A Commentary on the Revelation of St. John, the Divine

But is this book absolutely dark. So that it is impossible for us to get at the meaning at all Is It impossible to do anything to throw light on the chaos? We think not. If anything can be done, ought we not to do it? Those preachers who seek to create excitement and alarm - who operate upon the fears of the weak and uninstructed - do not fail to resort to this book. Its sublime metaphors and allegories, when misapplied, furnish them with rich subjects.' Why should not a counter effort be made to explain it Let us apply the principles of sound criticism to the interpretation, and we may do something towards bringing out the true sense of the book. Let us gain what light we can now, and wait for the advancing day to bring us more. With these feelings we have entered upon the effort before us.

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