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R. Govett on Heb. 5, 6

May 31, 2014 Comments off

This post presents another chapter of Robert Govett’s book, “Entrance into the Kingdom, or Reward According to Works,” [Charles J. Thynne, London 1922. https://archive.org/details/entranceintoking00gove. CHAPTER 4, pp. 69-104.]

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R. Govett on the rest in Heb. 3, 4

May 31, 2014 Comments off

This post presents chapter 3 of Robert Govett’s book, “Entrance into the Kingdom, or Reward According to Works,” [Charles J. Thynne,  London 1922. https://archive.org/details/entranceintoking00gove. CHAPTER 3, pp. 39-68.]

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R. Govett on Philippians 3

May 30, 2014 Comments off

The following is chapter 2 of Robert Govett’s book, “Entrance into the Kingdom, or Reward According to Works,” [Charles J. Thynne,  London 1922. https://archive.org/details/entranceintoking00gove. CHAPTER 2, pp. 24-46.]

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R. Govett on faith and works

May 30, 2014 1 comment

This post presents the first chapter from Robert Govett’s book: “Entrance into the Kingdom; or, Reward According to Works.” [Charles J. Thynne,  London 1922. https://archive.org/details/entranceintoking00gove. CHAPTER I, pp. 9-23.] Govett here discusses the relationship between the gift of salvation, and the believer’s rewards for their works.

Information about Govett’s life is available in a thesis by D.E. Seip, (2009): Robert Govett: his understanding of the millennium.

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The fire of the gospel

May 6, 2014 Comments off

In Scripture, fire and God’s sword each represent the word of God, which Jesus said, will endure forever.

Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, & Luke 21:33
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Jeremiah compared God’s word to fire.

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Patrick Fairbairn on Gog and Magog

January 18, 2014 Comments off

The following is a discussion of the significance of the Gog and Magog invasion by Patrick Fairbairn (1805-1874), from his book: Ezekiel and the book of his prophecy: an exposition. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark  (1855), pp. 421-428.

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Gog and Magog and the camp of the saints

January 15, 2014 Comments off

Dispensational attempts to interpret Ezekiel’s prophecy of the Gog & Magog invasion are a huge embarrassment; for example, the weapons of the invaders, bows and arrows, clubs, spears, javelins, swords, shields, bucklers, etc., are archaic. They are made of wood, that is later burned by Israel for fuel, so they no longer need to collect any firewood for 7 years.

The invaders all ride horses, which are very vulnerable to modern weapons such as firearms, bombs, machine guns, etc. There are also logistical problems feeding large herds of horses in regions where fresh water and grass is scarce. And horse populations are quite limited in modern times.

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