Eschatology of Christ's Victory
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."
- Isa. 2:2, emphases added. Keep in mind that there are no nations in heaven, so this verse must be referring to all nations [as nations] coming to Christ in the future -- on a much larger scale than what happened in the past with, as one historical example, the nations that covenanted with Christ in the Solemn League and Covenant.
"Now, Christians, the more great and glorious things you expect from God, as the downfall of antichrist, the conversion of the Jews, the conquest of the nations to Christ, the breaking of all yokes, the new Jerusalem's coming down from above, the extraordinary pouring out of the Spirit, and a more general union among all saints, the more holy, yea, the more eminently holy in all your ways and actings it becomes you to be."
- Thomas Brooks, The Crown and Glory of Christianity, 1662, Complete Works, 1867, p. 444, as cited in Iain Murray's The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy, p. 84).
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Eschatology of Victory in the Old Testament (Eschatology of Victory Series 1 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory in the New Testament (Eschatology of Victory Series 2 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory in the Apostolic Fathers (Eschatology of Victory Series 3 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory in the Second Century Fathers (Eschatology of Victory Series 4 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
"Faith imbued with zeal for the honour of Christ and the glory of God will have no sympathy with the defeatism which is, after all, but disguised fatalism. He who is head over all things is head over all things to his body the Church. He has all authority in heaven and in earth. And he is the Lord of the Spirit. Implicit in the prayer he taught his disciples to pray, 'thy will be done as in heaven so in earth,' is the prayer that the whole earth should be filled with his praise. Nothing less is the measure of the believer's desire. 'And blessed be his glorious name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with his glory' (Psalm 72:19)."
- Prof. John Murray, Collected Writings, Vol. 2, p. 350 (emphases added).
Eschatology of Victory in the Third Century Fathers (Eschatology of Victory Series 5 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory in the Fourth and Fifth Century Fathers (Eschatology of Victory Series 6 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory From the Middle Ages to the Reformation (Eschatology of Victory Series 7 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
"There will come a time when the generality of mankind, both Jew and Gentile, shall come to Jesus Christ."
- Thomas Goodwin (Puritan)
Eschatology of Victory in the Theology of Calvin (Eschatology of Victory Series 8 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory in the Ethics of John Calvin (Eschatology of Victory Series 9 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
"There will come a time when in this world holiness shall be more general, and more eminent, than ever it hath been since Adam fell in paradise."
- Thomas Brooks, The Crown and Glory of Christianity, 1662, Complete Works, Vol. 4, p. 434 (Thomas Brooks Works are also on SWRB's Puritan Hard Drive).
Eschatology of Victory in the Continental Reformed Creeds (Eschatology of Victory Series 10 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory From John Knox to the Synod of Dordt (Eschatology of Victory Series 11 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
Eschatology of Victory From Dordt to 17th Century Holland (Eschatology of Victory Series 12 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
"...we feel disposed to regard it as something more than a baseless vision of imagination which leads us to hope that the period is not distant when the mighty principles of the Westminster Standards shall be more extensively recognised than they have ever yet been, and shall put forth an energy of influence on society hitherto unknown."
- William Symington, Historical Sketch of the Westminster Assembly, pp. 42-43 (emphases added).
Eschatology of Victory in Holland From Groen Van Prinsterer to Bavinck (Eschatology of Victory Series 13 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
The Inevitable Conquest (Psalm 72) and the Rider on the White Horse (14 of 14) by Dr. Francis N. Lee
"Prophecy shows that a time is coming when the Kingdom of Christ shall triumph over all opposition and prevail in all the world. The Romish Antichrist shall be utterly destroyed. The Jews shall be converted to Christianity. The fullness of the Gentiles shall be brought in and all mankind shall possess the knowledge of the Lord. The truth in its illuminating, regenerating and sanctifying efficacy shall be felt everywhere, so that the multitudes of all nations shall serve the Lord. Knowledge, love, holiness, and peace shall reign through the abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Arts, sciences, literature, and property shall be consecrated to the advancement of the kingdom of Christ. The social institutions of men shall be regulated by gospel principles, and the nations as such shall consecrate their strength to the Lord. Oppression and tyranny shall come to an end. The nations, instead of being distracted by wars, shall be united in peace. The inhabitants of the world shall be exceedingly multiplied, and pure and undefiled religion shall exert supreme dominion over their hearts and lives so that happiness shall abound. This blessed period shall be of long duration."
- The 1901 Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (emphases added)
Jonathan Edwards On Revelation, The Overthrow Of Antichrist & the Eschatology Of Victory by Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards On Eschatology, Prophecy, the Last Days, Antichrist, and 666 by Jonathan Edwards
History of Redemption (Salvation) #15: God's Work, Creation To Judgment Day by Jonathan Edwards
History of Redemption (Salvation) #16: God's Work, Creation To Judgment Day by Jonathan Edwards
An Inquiry into the Times that shall be Fulfilled at Antichrist's Fall (Three Discourses on the Millennium 1 of 3) by Archibald Mason
Three Discourses on the Millennium by Archibald Mason (free online text)
"They forget a main point of the Church's glory, who pray not daily for the conversion of the Jews."
- Robert Leighton
What is a Christian Nation? #13 Christ's Kingship & Lordship Over the Nations by Greg Price
Reformation Eschatology, The Millennium & the Victory of Christ's Kingdom (1/2) by Greg Price
Reformation Eschatology, The Millennium & the Victory of Christ's Kingdom (2/2) by Greg Price
Christ: The Conquering King (Micah #14) by Greg Price
"The end of this world shall not be till the Jews are called, and how long after that none yet can tell."
- Elnathan Parr (Puritan)
Israel Turns To Christ (1/2) The Restoration of the Jews by Greg Price
"The faithful Jews rejoiced to think of the calling of the Gentiles; and why should not we joy to think of the calling of the Jews?"
- Richard Sibbes (Puritan)
Israel Turns To Christ (2/2) The Restoration of the Jews by Greg Price
"Undoubtedly, that people of the Jews shall once more be commanded to arise and shine, and their return shall be the riches of the Gentiles (Rom 11:12), and that shall be a more glorious time than ever the Church of God did yet behold."
- Robert Leighton
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In short, this book demonstrates that Scripture teaches (and the best Reformation theologians concur) that the future will be most glorious for the Jews -- when they, as a people, are drawn by God's irresistible grace to the Lord Jesus Christ.
"O to see the sight, next to Christ's coming in the clouds, the most joyful! Our elder brethren the Jews and Christ fall upon one another's necks and kiss each other."
- Samuel Rutherford (Puritan Covenanter)
"Because of their outlook upon the future all Scottish missionary leaders took the long-term view in evangelization, that is to say, they did not regard the number of individual converts in the present as the first consideration, but rather that energy should be deployed in work which would have the maximum influence upon nations in subsequent generations."
- Iain Murray, The Puritan Hope (emphases added). The full paperback edition of the The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy is available at Monergism Books. The first four chapters of The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy are free online (click here).
"Forty years later this same belief was the common testimony of the Covenanting field-preachers who upheld the confession of the Church of Scotland in its purity during 'the killing times'. Richard Cameron preached on July 18, 1680 just three days before his violent death on the moors at Ayrsmoss, from the text, 'Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen: I will be exalted in the earth.' (Ps. 46.10). To his hearers, gathered with him under the shadow of eternity, Cameron declared:
'You that are in hazard for the truth, be not troubled: our Lord will be exalted among the heathen. But many will say, "We know He will be exalted at the last and great day when He shall have all the wicked on His left hand." Yes but says He, "I will be exalted in the earth." He has been exalted on the earth; but the most wonderfully exalting of His works we have not yet seen. The people of God have been right high already. Oh, but the Church of the Jews was sometimes very high, and sometimes the Christian Church! In the time of Constantine she was high. Yea, the Church of Scotland has been very high, "Fair as the moon, clear as the sun; and terrible as an army with banners." The day has been when Zion was stately in Scotland. The terror of the Church of Scotland once took hold of all the kings and great men that passed by. Yea; the terror of it took hold on Popish princes; nay, on the Pope himself. But all this exalting that we have yet seen is nothing to what is to come. The Church was high, but it shall be yet much higher. "There is none like the God of Jeshurun." The Church of Christ is to be so exalted that its members shall be made to ride upon the high places of the earth. Let us not be judged to be of the opinion of some men in England called the Fifth-Monarchy men, who say that, before the great day, Christ shall come in person from heaven with all the saints and martyrs and reign a thousand years on earth. But we are of the opinion that the Church shall yet be more high and glorious, as appears from the book of Revelation, and the Church shall have more power than ever she had before.'"
- Iain Murray, The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy (Chapter 4: Apostolic Testimony: The Basis Of The Hope), emphases added.
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In a series of thirty sermons preached in Northampton, New England, in 1739, Edwards sought to establish his congregation in this mighty truth. Later in his ministry he hoped to write a book expounding the same theme, and was even reluctant to accept the presidency of Princeton College for fear this project would be hindered.
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