Plain Papers on Prophetic and Other Subjects

W. Trotter.

(Morrish, new edition, revised.)

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts." — Peter.

Subjects.
The Heavenly Hope.
Approaching Judgments.
The Coming Crisis and Its Results.
The Doom of Christendom.
Christ and the Church
Israel in the Past and Present.
Israel's Future Restoration.
Israel's Restoration Introductory to Millennial Blessedness.
The Great Prophetic Question.
Waiting for Christ.
Ecclesiastical Corruption and Apostacy.
The Last Days of Gentile Supremacy.
Israel in the Approaching Crisis.
The Spared Remnant.
The Martyred Remnant.
Apocalyptic Interpretation.
"The First Resurrection."
The Millennium.
A Recapitulation.
Objections Answered.

Preface.

The following pages lay no claim to originality in the strict sense of that word. The Author has read with attention much that has been written on prophetic subjects by others; and he has never hesitated to avail himself of any sentiment which has commended itself to him as in accordance with the word of God. How much he is indebted thus to some who have preceded him, it would be impossible for him to determine. Some subjects discussed in this volume he is not aware of having seen similarly treated in any previous work; but as to these, as well as all else that the volume contains, he would have it understood that he has given expression to nothing (unless presented as a mere suggestion) which has not been judged by him, on comparison with the alone test of truth, to be the doctrine of God's blessed book. The reader is intreated rigidly to subject all that these pages contain to the same test.

Upwards of ten years have elapsed since the first edition began. That now, in closely perusing the sheets for the present edition, he should find, save for clearness of expression here and there, so little to change, is with the writer matter of sincere thankfulness to God. Truth is, like its Divine Author, immutable. To be "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine," is the effect of our learning not from God, but from men. May we all be kept from "the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby" so many "lie in wait to deceive."

The former edition was anonymous; but the French translation having been published with the Author's name, though without his knowledge of the fact, it would be mere affectation to withhold it here.

God grant, in His infinite mercy, that these pages may be used of Him to awaken attention to prophetic subjects, and to aid inquirers, in the examination of His word with reference thereto. And may both readers and writer be found, (if still on earth when the Master comes,) with girded loins and burning lamps, and they themselves, "like unto men that wait for their lord."