The Reign Of Peace And Righteousness… When?

(from The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy, Vol. 2, 1850)

“Philosophy is at a fault.  It cannot extricate itself.  All its plans of the bright future, its magnificent sketches of a reign of justice, are nothing better than fancy or fable.  This mountain-barrier of 6,000 years’ guilt stands unremoved.  Dissolve this and then talk of progression–but not till then.  Provide even for the gradual extinction of this, and the theory of a self-regenerating world will not halt so grievously.  But with this rising before us, such a theory cannot for an hour be maintained.  Before there can be a reign of righteousness upon earth there must be a vindication of God’s righteous government; there must be a public judicial demonstration of God’s unchanged purpose to carry out to the uttermost that law which has all along proclaimed: ‘Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things written in the book of the law to do them.’

“Hence the absolute necessity for a judgment before the Millennium.  A reign of peace upon the earth, without a previous judgment in one form or other, would be a nullification of all God’s principles of holy government–an overleaping of the righteous barrier–a making light of the infinite guilt of sin.  So that a public, solemn, visible, judicial process at the commencement of the Millennial reign, instead of being an incongruity, is just what we might have expected, reasoning from the great principles of Scripture.”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tim A. says:

    Brian,
    Great thoughts and I believe to be accurate according to the Bible.
    T.A.

  2. Hi Tim,

    Good to hear from you. Yes, I think that’s the long and short of it. There can be no peace until the Prince of Peace returns!

    Brian

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