Futurism

Some Undeniable Arguments Against Futurism Futurism is guilty of the following charges:

three_frogs1. GREAT INCONSISTENCY IN THE INTERPRETATION OF BIB­LICAL SYMBOLS.

"Stars, candlesticks, the dragon or serpent, the three frogs, the seven ,heads of the Beast, the ten horns, the many waters, the woman, the lake of fire, the New Jerusalem, all these are divinely interpreted for us in the book itself, not in a literal sense, but as symbols having a distinct meaning. With regard to nearly all the rest of the figurative descriptions, we are able to find the key to their interpretation in other parts of Scripture. It has been well remarked that almost every symbol which is made use of in the Revelation has been already employed by the prophets of former days, and either interpreted by them or explained by the accomplishment of their predictions."

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I wish to emphasize the fact that it is my most earnest desire to offer you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. For forty-seven years I have prayerfully, studiously, and persistently searched the writings of the fore­most prophetic authors in the English-speaking world. After long study and extended search, however, I am led to think that there are many people in this world who are not looking for the truth but rather for possible or assumed facts to bolster up a false theory and a contradictory interpretation.

I am well aware there are many Futurists in the United States and doubtless there are some now present. I only ask you to exercise patience, while I place before you certain facts, which no Futurist writer can disprove and which no well-informed man will deny.

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The Wonderful Activities of the Futurists

Futurism was introduced into the Protestant Church by Samuel R. Maitland, a clergyman of the Church of England, from Romanist writers, chiefly from the Jesuit Lacunza, about 1830. Lacunza was born in Chile in 1731 and died in Italy in 1801.

It spread with wonderful rapidity in England and from England to America. Note its present condition in this country.

As far as I can learn, all the Bible Schools in this country for the train­ing of Christian workers are Futurists. Their courses on Prophecy, studied by tens of thousands both by attendance and by correspondence, are based upon this error. For many years said Schools have sent out their graduates, who have never failed to indoctrinate all with whom they came in contact, and to fortify their minds against the Protestant interpretation of Prophecy.

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