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Preface

Article contributed by www.walvoord.com

President, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas

Zondervan Publishing House
Of the Zondervan Corporation Grand Rapids. Michigan 49506

Copyright 1955 by Dunham Publishing Company

Eleventh printing 1977

 

Preface

Few statements have ever been uttered more dramatic and more significant than the simple words of our Lord, “I will come again.” Gathered in this prediction is a whole system of Christian faith, a profound philosophy of history, a guiding star for Christian hope. Here for the believer is the assurance of deathless life, of the ultimate triumph of righteousness, of rest and peace, joy and fellowship, of endless glory in the presence of God.

Our generation theologically is characterized by renewed emphasis upon future things. The world is in a state of expectancy and a key to the future is widely sought. In such a context, the present series of messages is made available in written form in the expectation of providing light and hope for believers in Christ. Each chapter is designed to be sufficient in itself while contributing to Christian doctrine as a whole. For the most part, the truth is presented in popular sermonic form much as it was preached.

Acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint with revision Chapter 1 from King’s Business, Chapter 4 and Chapter 10 from Eternity Magazine, Chapter 6 from Christian Life Magazine, and Chapters 5, 7, and 8 from Bibliotheca Sacra. The remaining chapters are being published for the first time. Subjects selected for publication in this volume are focused upon the return of the Lord, and if in some measure this truth is magnified and His name glorified the human author will be grateful.

July, 1955
John F. Walvoord