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bodings in the minds of his enemies.
(5) Comfort to the minds of his true disciples.
THE SECOND COMING OF THE GREAT GOD OUR
SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST IN GLORY, AT THE COMMENCEMENT
OF THE MILLENNIUM.
THE RESTORATION OF THE JEWS TO PALESTINE is clearly revealed in the Word of God; how lamentable is it then to perceive that so large a portion of those who style themselves “the religious world” reject this truth, whilst the whole of the prophetic Scripture declare the fact in language so plain that “a wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err therein." This cannot be interpreted as referring to spiritual blessings, for they are promised as subsequent to their restoration to the land of Israel; nor was this restoration accomplished in their return from the Babylonish captivity, when only a comparatively small number even of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin returned; for the Scriptures declare that the children of Israel are again to be united to the tribe of Judah, under one head (the Messiah, the Son of David), and never being divided any more at all, shall dwell together in the land in which their fathers had dwelt for ever! Surely the promises made to them will be as literally fulfilled as the threatenings have been. If they will not believe truth so plainly revealed as this, we need not wonder at their being backward in admitting the doctrine of Christ's personal advent, so inseparably connected with it, and their being incapable of discerning "those signs of the times" which, at the present period, demonstrate His speedy approach to inflict judgment on apostate Christendom, and to usher in the Millennium, or thousand years of blessedness, during which He will reign with His risen saints over the whole earth in power and great glory!
We grieve to see such a majority of the professing Church of Christ frittering away the plain language of Scripture, and adopting a spiritualizing phraseology, and interpretation of their own invention. Reader, as you are to answer at the bar of God for your own belief, be not led away by the opinions of others: we beseech you be divested of all prejudice, and come with a simple mind, and examine for