That it might be Fulfilled

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #26 That it might be Fulfilled “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the Prophet ” (Matt. ii. 17). In commenting on this verse, Dr. Thomas says: “Matthew does not say that this event fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy, but the saying (to reethen). The saying was fulfilled in […]

Called My Son Out of Egypt

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #25 Called My Son Out of Egypt “When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called My Son out of Egypt ” (Hos. xi. 1). The latter portion of this verse is applied in Matthew ii. 15 to the journey of the infant Jesus into Egypt. Hosea […]

One of a City, Two of a Family

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #24 One of a City, Two of a Family The text in which these words occur reads thus: “I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion” (Jer. iii. 14). The context shows the message was addressed, not […]

Riches of Egypt

Continuing using some of our brethren’s writings from the past to give some answers to questions posed by our readers, and to show some ideas of how was thought by certain brothers in the past. We want to remind you that those writings do not always present the general thought of today. Answers Concerning Prophecies […]

Elijah Before Christ

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #23 Elijah Before Christ There is nothing in the Bible that leads us to expect that Elijah will be on the earth before Christ. All that appears evident is that Elijah will have a preliminary work in connection with Israel. In a similar way, John the Baptist, although the […]

Wounded in the House of My Friends

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Wounded in the House of My Friends “2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause […]

Micah’s Forty Years

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #22 Micah’s Forty Years Because God said: “According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I show unto him marvellous things” (Mic. vii. 15), it is no warrant for reading into the statement a period of forty years. It is all a question […]

Messiah the Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #21 Messiah the Prince A careful consideration of the other portions of Scripture, in which the Prince is referred to, convince us that “The Prince” spoken of in Ezekiel xliv. 3, and Daniel xii. is none other than the Lord Jesus; to wit, “The Prince of the kings of […]

King of the South

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #20 King of the South If it be a true principle, as laid down by Dr. Thomas, that “In speaking of the events of these days, the prophets refer not to races of men, but to powers on territories designated by the names of the people who anciently inhabited […]

Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #19 Annual Pilgrimage to Jerusalem It is not to be supposed that literally all the world will go up to Jerusalem at one time. The prophecies of Scripture are always to be interpreted according to the rules of right reason; for before God sent us His word He endowed […]

Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #18 Shape of Ezekiel’s Temple Prior to the work entitled “The Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy”, by H. Sulley (see “Christadelphian Answers”, Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy), the generally accepted form of the predicted Temple was that of a square building measuring 500 cubits each way. This building, or rather series […]

Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #17 Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy Until the Nineteenth Century, all the principal ex-positors of Ezekiel had pictured the Temple foretold inchapters xl.-xliii. as a building 500 cubits square (about 875 feet), enclosed within a wall of 3,000 cubits (500 reeds, or about 5,250 feet); but, in the year 1885, […]

Weapons of War as Fuel

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #16 Weapons of War as Fuel The apparent difficulty here is that in view of the composition of modern weapons of war, it seems impossible that the debris of the Gogian munitions of war would suffice for seven years’ fuel (Ezek. xxxix. 9). “And they that dwell in the […]

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #15 More about Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #15 More about Tarshish Beyond question, Britain is modern Tarshish. There is not a single Bible reference but what is confirmatory of that conclusion. Bible students have discerned such is so from a consideration of the various texts where Tarshish is spoken of (1 Kings x. 22; 2Chron. ix. […]

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #14 Tarshish

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #14 Tarshish Tarshish seems to have been a name of somewhat general import in ancient days. There were certainly two places bearing the name — one in the east, reached by ships which sailed from Ezion-gaber, on the Red Sea, and the other in the west to which ships […]

Antiochus Epiphanes

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #13 Antiochus Epiphanes “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land.” (Da 8:9 ERV) No one who is acquainted with the history of Antiochus Epiphanes would say he was the […]

The Little Horn of the Goat

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #12 The Little Horn of the Goat “And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed very great toward the South, and toward the East, and toward the pleasant land.” (Da 8:9 GenevaBible) The “Little Horn of the Goat”, in Daniel viii. 9, is neither […]

King of the North

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #11 King of the North Dr. Thomas‘s reason for concluding that the Russian Power is the latter-day King of the North is over-whelming, and cannot be improved upon, namely, that the King of the North is identical with Gogue of Ezekiel xxxviii. 2, which unquestionably is the Russian Power. […]

Gog

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #10 Gog A name found in two notable prophecies of “the latter days”, both pre-Millennial and post-Millennial (Ezek. xxxviii., xxxix.; Rev. xx.). In “Elpis Israel“, Dr. Thomas, following Michaelis, makes the mistake of saying: “Gog is a Gentile, and not a Hebrew name”. Gog is a Hebrew name, being […]

Michael the Great Prince

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #9 Michael the Great Prince “At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of my people “(Dan. xii. 1). Dr. Thomas, in writing upon this verse, says: “The smiting of the Image, the breaking of the Goat’s Little Horn, and the binding […]