Section of Sermon by H V Noyes, May 28, 1882

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Section of Sermon by H V Noyes, May 28, 1882

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Angels; Devil; Bible; Preaching; Christianity; God; Conversion; Idolatry

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This paper begins in the middle of a sermon, but Henry appears to be arguing for the fact that Christianity is true, useful, and good. He also claims that God and Christianity are the true paths one turns to in times of strife. Henry goes onto discuss the miracle of the Bible and how it was written over years and distant lands but is united in its material and beliefs. This, he believes, is a testament to its power and continues by describing how it has spread across the world, converting "heathen idolaters." He concludes by writing about angels and the battle between Satan and Christ. He quotes portions of Psalms, Acts, Luke, Matthews, and Hebrews.

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Noyes, Henry Varnum

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Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

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Unpublished

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1882-05-28

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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eng (English)

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noyes_c_misc_955

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or would even to any considerable extent [u]sustain[/u] such papers they would speedily [--s--]
sprint into existence. But as a matter of fact those papers or periodicals that desire to
undermine Christianity usually think it [?nice?] to veil their designs. All of which gets to show
that the inner thought of the hearts of the people is that the christian religion is true and
[u]useful[/u]and [u]good[/u] -- Take some other illustrations. I believe and I presume am
far from alone in believing, that it is the well known [u]christian character[/u] of the Queen
of England, more than anything else, that calls forth for her the world's esteem, and binds
her subjects in such constant fealty to herself, her interests and her throne. May she long
live and for many more returning years receive the grateful tribute of a living people
--- I believe, and I presume am far from alone in believing, that when the late Pres-
ident of the United States stricken by unblessed hands, passed at length the blessed
experiences of the eternal world, the warm tribute of admiration which came from millions
upon millions of the human race, was not so much a tribute to his [u]ability[/u] although he was
able, was not so much a tribute to his [u]scholarship[/u] although he was scholarly, was not
so much a tribute to his [u]statesmanship[/u] although he was a statesmen as it was a tribute
to his [u]honest christian life[/u]. -- I believe and presume I am far from alone in be-
lieving, that you might take almost any man you please from a christian land and
acquainted with christian truthl let him be wild and reckless if you like, let him
be one that mocks at sin, and in the presence of his fellow men turns sacred things
into ridicule - but take him away from the presence of his fellow men yet still
in the presence of his God - Put him in a lone boat on the wide ocean when
no human eye beholds him, and let an uncertain fate hang over him and
whether the wild storm is sweeping by, or the blue sky is bending above, and the silent
stars shining upon him - I believe that man will [u]instinctively[/u] call upon God
and that in the [?inmost?] depths of his soul he will feel that [u]infinitely[/u] preferable to
shutting his eyes and going blindly down into those blue depths careless of a God
a resurrection, or a judgement day, would it be to have the christian's hope, to look up
and feel that a God of infinite power, and of infinite love, who gathers the winds
in his fists, and guides the stare, that that God was his friend and his portion for-
ever. When can you find the man who under such circumstances
would pray "Let me die the death of the [u]"wicked"[/u] and let my last End be
like his"? -- [u]Unquestionably the silent testimony of the human conscience
is with us[/u] ---
(2d)
[u]The silent influence of God's reveled truth is with us[/u]
A wonderful book is this old Bible which we read, old and yet forever new,
read with fresh interest for the thirtieth, or the fiftieth, or the one-hundredth time
and still creating with every reading a desire to read it more; written at first in
languages long since [u]dead[/u], and yet translated into nearly all the living languages
of the world, carrying [u]within itself[/u] the evidence that it was Divinely inspired.
For how else can we account for the fact that this book written in detached portions
during a period of fifteen hundred years, written by men of various occupations
by kings, and prophets, and poets, and shepherds, and fishermen should have one
connected plan running through the whole. I could not have been by and con-
certed action of the writers themselves, for [?they wrote?] in countries far apart, and wrote
in times too remote from each other. And yet the book is a [u]unit[/u]. As the history
of the world gathers around its history, so all its history, and its prophecy, and
its teachings gather around one common country, one subject [?as?] around one
person. They are all in some way connected with the birth, the life, the death,
the resurrection, the ascension, the second appearing and the eternal kingdom
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is the thread that runs through it all and
binds it all together. And its [--revelations + its history--] history + its revelations reach from the
beginning to the end of time. Its prophecies and its histories agree, and all
[Note: page folded, one line obstructed] [?and one plan?]
in the whole, fitting together like the wheels of a watch and keeping the per-
fect time of the world, yes the perfect time of the world for so far as human
history has yet transpired that history moves in perfect harmony with Bible
prophecy. To deny that such a book came by Divine inspiration requires a
credulity inconceivable. You might as well hold up a watch and say that
it all came by accident - that one wheel was found in Egypt a thousand
years ago, another, made by some one else, was found in Syria, a hundred
years later, and then another in Persian, and another in India, and another in China,
and another in Japan, and so on, and at last these wheels were brought together,
and by sheerest accident, it happened that they fit exactly and would move upon
each other so as to measure accurately the seconds and minutes and hours of
the day. You might just as well say that, as to say that no Divine inspiration
guided the writers of the books of the Bible--- Now this old book, this wonder-
ful book has exerted and is still exerting a quiet and yet a tremendous
influence in the world. Far beyond what is [u]seen[/u] like the hidden [?lesson?] [?to?] as
leavening the whole lump. It is quietly read by millions upon millions of the human
race. It is the choicest family treasure of thousands upon thousands of homes, and
far more perhaps then we realize in Christian lands, it guides the enactment
and administration of law. It brings blessing and only blessing whenever it
comes. And one of the most wonderful things about it is [u]how it lives[/u]
notwithstanding the most malignant, and most persistent attempts to destroy it "of
old, they tried to turn it out of the world. As one writer says "Antiochus left no means
untried to destroy every copy of the Old Testament his edict made it death for a
Jew to possess or conceal a copy. So did Diodesian and other Roman emperors
respecting the manuscripts of the whole Bible. Yet it has not only not persisted, but it
cannot be shown that even one sentence has been lost." When the first edition
of the New Testament was printed in English the [illegible] Bishop of London ordered the
whole edition bought up and publicly burned, and yet it sprung up with new
life from its ashes and multiplied immensely. Failing to burn it out of the world, [?more?]
have made and are still making frantic efforts to [--destroy it--] bring upon it discredit
and doubt. And yet the wonderful old Book still lives: [u][?lives?][/u] and goes on its quiet
blessed way, convincing men of sin, leading them to repentance and a better life,
comforting them in their hours of sorrow, and making dying beds radiant with the
hopes of heaven. There was never, it is safe to say, a time in this world's history
upon so many bibles were in existence as are in existence to day there was never
it is safe to say, a time in this worlds history, when the bible was read and studied as
it is read and studied to day. The attention that is being paid to the Bible is one of
the marked events of our time ---- In addition to all this we say further,
that judging not by the [u]unseen[/u], but by the seen, nothing humanly speaking is more pos0
itively certain than that the time is rapidly hastening on when this Bible will be
circulated in all the world. Up to the time of the invention of printing it was im-
possible to multiply copies with rapidity. In the time of Edward I [?A?] to 1250 it re-
quired the earnings of a day laborer for fiteen years, to purchase a manuscript
copy of the entire Bible. Now they are easily and cheaply multiplied by the million.
The book has been translated into nearly all the languages of the world, and every year
its circulation is increasing. Since the issue of the New Revision of the New Testament
less than a year 2 500 000 copies have been sold in Great Britain and Indian and
doubtless something like the same number in the United States, and so the work will
go on until the world has [u]thee[/u] Bible. What has the Bible already accomplished in
lands when it has been thoroughly circulated? We must not forget that the


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ancestors of those who live in these lands were heathen idolaters just as de-
graded as are heathen idolaters now. Now what has the Bible done? We cannot re-
count all. But it has done at least this. It has swept away every vestige of idolatry
it has made sacred the family relation and lifted woman from a condition of great deg-
radation to a position of honor and usefulness and happiness; it has, to a very great
extent guarantied justice in the [?framing?] and administration of law; it had secured to
a very great degree the outward observance of the Sabbath, which even asa day
of physical rest only is a great boon to mankind; it had been the means of the
establishment of churches in every city and town and hamlet, when on each re-
turning week its blessed truths may be publicly proclaimed; it has been a large
factor in the influences which have established and keep in operation schools and
colleges and universities.-- in fact it has been the [u]very foundation stone[/u] upon
which [u]christian civilization has been built[/u]; and beyond all this it has lifted
the dark veil that shut out the eternal world and let the shining glory
of heaven beam upon the earth. Now when we say that we rely upon
the regenerating power of God's word to redeem the heathen nations from super-
stition and idolatry, we are only stating the [u]reasonable[/u] belief that what
the Bible [u]has[/u] accomplished when it has been already read, that it is des-
tined to accomplish when it still remains to be read - [u]The quiet but
unbounded influence of God's revealed truth is with us[/u].
(3d)
[u]Countless hosts of unseen angels are with us.[/u]
Angels take part with God in [?carrying?] out his plans of mercy.
These holy beings are [u]numerous[/u]. Paul speaks of them as [u]innumerable[/u] see
Heb 12:22 But yet are come unto mountZion and unto the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and to an [u]innumerable[/u] company of
angels."--- They are [u]powerful[/u]. They are spoken of in the 103 Psalm as
"[u]Excelling in strength[/u]" and in the 2d chapter of 2d Peter as "[u]great in power and might[/u]"
These angels as the name implies are God's [u]messengers[/u] "They do his command-
ments hearkening unto the voice of his word". He employs them to protect and
minister to his people in the world. We find constant instances of this in
the Old Testament history. The fiery horses and chariots, that surrounded Elisha are
are supposed, and no doubt rightly, to have been an attending host of angels, for
we find in the Bible chariots and angels connected together as Psalms 68:17" The
chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels" Christ himself says
Matt 18:10 "take heed that ye despise not one of these little one; for I say unto you
that in heaven their [u]angels[/u] do always behold the face of my Father which is in
heaven." Are they not" (as St Paul says Heb 1:15) "All ministering spirits sent
forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"--- They are
[u]intensely interested in the salvation of men[/u]. They came to announce Christ's com-
ing singing joyfully this song of praise "Glory to God in the highest and on
earth peace, good will toward men" See also Luke 15:10 "Likewise I say unto
you there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
that repenteth.--- They are employed by God in [u]carrying on his work[/u]
in the world. They were present when the law was given to Moses on Mount
Sinai In Ps 68:17 "The Lord is among them" (the angels just mentioned) as in Sinai
in the holy place. Stephen refers in Acts 7:53 to the law as having been received
"by the disposition of angels"-- An [u]angel[/u] made known the fact that Christ had
risen, An [u]angel[/u] directed Cornelius to send for Peter by means of whose
preaching himself and his friends became acquainted with and accepted
the gospel. An angel sent Philip to preach to the Ethiopian eunuch, An angel
opened the prison doors to give Peter deliverance, and when [?Lazarus?] died he
was carried by [u]angels[/u] into Abraham's bosom. We all know what a prominent part
they are represented as appointed to take in those great events referred to in the book
of Revelation, and they are represented as being with Christ at his second coming
Matt 8:38 "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words, in this
adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed
when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels" and are also
present at the final judgment Matt 25:31 "When the Son of Man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the
throne of his glory, and before him shall be gayjer all nations +c". We
are not mistaken then in saying that in the establishment of the kingdom of
heaven on Earth [u]the unseen hosts of angels are with us[/u]
(4th)
[u]The unseen, but always present, the compotent and eternal God is with us[/u]
We can say to the evening as did David to the Philistine giant "We come to
thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, Oh God of the armies of Israel whom thou hast
defied" The Kingdom is his and he leads his own hosts to conflict and to
ultimate victory. Here is the real source of our strength and the foundation of
our hope. And this is the final question - Shall a kingdom of [u]darkness[/u] prevail
against the kindom of [u]light[/u]? shall a kingdom of [u]shame[/u] prevail against the king-
dom of [u]glory[/u]? shall the kingdom of [u]hell[/u] prevail against the Kingdom of [u]heaven[/u]?
Shall the kingdom of [u]Satan[/u] prevail against the Kingdom of [u]God[/u]? No sure-
ly if truth and righteousness are anything more than a name. Not surely
if there is an all-wise and all-powerful Governor of the Universe. As
sure as He exists, so sure is it that he setting up a Kingdom which shall
[u]never[/u] be destroyed. He that "spared not his own Son but freely delivered him
up for us all" he that has sent his Holy Spirit to convince the worldof sin
of righteousness and of judgement will not be foiled in this determined purpose
He will overturn and overturn until the kingdoms of this world are become the
kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ" The time is hastening on when His angel clothed
with power, shall lay hold on the dragon that old serpent, which is the Devil and
Satan and bind him for a thousand years and set a seal upon him, that he
shall deceive the nations no more till the thousand years be fulfilled. Whether
this means a literal thousand or each day represents a year as in some other
prohpecies, when the thousand years are expired Satan shall be loosed for a season
and then cometh the End, the final resurrection, the dead small and great shall
stand before God, and be judged according to their works, the first heaven +
the first earth shall pass away, and then shall come forth a new heaven and
a new earth wherein [u]only[/u] righteousness shall dwell [u]forever[/u] and [u]forever more[/u].
Thus do we claim and [u]boldly[/u] claim that [u]they that be with us are more than
they that be with them[/u]-- The Captain of our Salvation, made perfect through suf-
fering, bears aloft a standard that shall never be be [--f--] borne down by any combination of foes,
that standard is a [u]cross[/u], despised, at first, and stained with blood, but the very blood
that stained it, by a wonderful transformation, made it [u]bright[/u] with undying glory[/u]
and gave it a name of [u]immortal renown[/u]. And whosoever shall [u]say[/u] or [u]think[/u]
that in following such leadership, and allied with such powers, our hopes are without foundation and
our efforts pointless, for him we will pray as the prophet Elisha prayed for his servant "[u]Lord
open his eyes that he may see[/u]" preached at Canton May 28th 1882 H V Noyes



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甚至会在相当大的程度上维持这些文件,他们会迅速
冲刺存在。但事实上,那些希望
破坏基督教通常认为掩盖他们的设计很好。所有这些都得到展示
人们内心的想法是基督教是真实的,
有用的和好的——拿一些其他的例子。我相信并且我认为是
远非唯一相信这是女王众所周知的基督教性格
英格兰,比其他任何事物都更能唤起世界对她的尊重,并约束她
她的臣民对她自己、她的利益和她的王位如此忠诚。愿她长久
生活,并在更多的回归岁月中接受活着的人民的感激之情
--- 我相信,而且我认为绝非一个人相信,当美国已故总统被未受祝福的双手击中时,最终通过了受祝福的
永恒世界的经历,来自数百万人的钦佩的温暖致敬
对数以百万计的人类来说,这与其说是对他能力的致敬,尽管他
能,与其说是对他的学术的致敬,尽管他是个学者,但不是
尽管他是政治家,但对他的政治家风度表示敬意,因为这是一种敬意
他诚实的基督徒生活。 ——我相信并假设我绝非一个人相信,你可以从基督教土地上带走几乎任何你喜欢的人,
熟悉克里斯蒂安·特鲁塞尔,如果你愿意,让他狂野鲁莽,让他
成为一个嘲笑罪恶的人,在他的同胞面前变成神圣的东西
被嘲笑——但把他从他的同胞面前带走,但仍然
在他的上帝面前 - 让他在广阔的海洋上独行
没有人的眼睛能看到他,让不确定的命运笼罩着他,
是狂风暴雨席卷而来,还是蓝天在头顶弯曲,寂静无声
星星照耀着他——我相信人会本能地呼求上帝
并且在他灵魂的最深处,他会感到无限地比
闭上眼睛,盲目地坠入上帝不经意的蓝色深处
复活,或审判日,是否有基督徒的希望,仰望
感受一位拥有无限力量和无限爱的神,他聚集了风
在他的拳头中,引导目光,上帝是他的朋友和他的一部分——
曾经。什么时候能找到在这种情况下的那个人
会祈祷“让我死去‘恶人’,让我最后的结局
像他的”?——毫无疑问是人类良知的无声见证
与我们同在——
(2d)
上帝所启示的真理的无声影响与我们同在
一本很棒的书是我们读过的这本古老的圣经,古老而又永远是新的,
以新鲜的兴趣阅读第三十、五十或第一百次
并且仍然在每次阅读时都会产生阅读更多内容的愿望;起初写在
语言早已消亡,却被翻译成几乎所有现存的语言
世界,在其自身中带有证据表明它是神圣的灵感。
我们怎么能解释这本书是分开写的
在一千五百年的时间里,由各行各业的人所著
国王、先知、诗人、牧羊人和渔夫应该拥有一个
连接计划贯穿整个。我不可能是作家们自己的一致行动,因为他们在相隔很远的国家写作,并写道
在彼此相距太远的时候。然而,这本书是一个单元。作为历史
世界的一切都围绕着它的历史,所以它的所有历史,它的预言,以及
它的教义围绕一个共同的国家,一门学科围绕一门
人。它们都以某种方式与生、生、死有关,
复活、升天、第二次显现和永恒的国度
我们的主和救主耶稣基督。这是贯穿这一切的主线
将它们结合在一起。它的历史和启示从
时间的开始到结束。它的预言和它的历史是一致的,而且所有
【注:页面折叠,一行被遮挡】和一张平面图
总而言之,就像手表的轮子一样装配在一起,保持世界的完美时间,是的,就人类而言,世界的完美时间
历史尚未证明,历史与圣经完全一致
预言。要否认这样一本书是由上帝默示而来的,需要一个
难以置信的轻信。你不妨举起手表说
这一切都是偶然的——在埃及发现了一千个轮子
几年前,另一个人制造的另一个在叙利亚被发现,一百
几年后,然后是另一个波斯语,另一个在印度,另一个在中国,
还有一个在日本,以此类推,最后这些轮子组装在一起,
完全意外的是,它们恰好适合并且会继续前进
彼此,以便准确测量秒数和分钟数和小时数
那天。你可以这么说,就像说没有神圣的灵感
指导圣经书卷的作者——现在这本古老的书,这本奇妙的书已经并且仍在发挥着一种安静而巨大的
在世界上的影响力。远远超出了隐藏的教训
发酵整个肿块。它被数以百万计的人悄悄阅读
种族。是千家万户中上好的家宝,
也许远比我们在基督教土地上意识到的,它指导着制定
和执法。它带来祝福,而且只有祝福
来了。它最美妙的事情之一就是它的生活方式
尽管有最恶毒、最顽固的企图摧毁它“的
老,他们试图把它从世界上消失。正如一位作家所说:“安提阿古没有留下任何手段
没有试图摧毁旧约的每一份副本,他的法令使其死亡
犹太人拥有或隐藏副本。狄奥得西亚和其他罗马皇帝也是如此
尊重整本圣经的手稿。然而,它不仅没有坚持下去,而且
不能证明连一句话都丢失了。”当第一版
新约圣经以英文印刷 [无法辨认] 伦敦主教下令
整版买了公开烧了,还冒出新的
生命从它的灰烬中得到了极大的繁衍。没有把它从世界上烧掉,更多
已经并且仍在疯狂努力使其名誉扫地
和怀疑。然而这本美妙的旧书仍然存在并继续它的安静
有福的方式,使人认罪,引导他们悔改和过上更好的生活,
在他们悲痛的时刻安慰他们,让垂死的床铺上光彩照人
天堂的希望。可以肯定地说,在这个世界的历史上,从来没有一个时期
有那么多圣经存在,就像今天存在的那样,从来没有
可以肯定地说,在这个世界历史上,当圣经被阅读和研究时
它今天被阅读和研究。对圣经的关注是其中之一
我们这个时代的重大事件----除此之外,我们还要进一步说,
不是根据看不见的,而是根据看得见的来判断,从人的角度来说,没有什么比这本《圣经》何时出版的时间正在迅速加快
在全世界流传。在印刷术发明之前,不可能快速复制副本。在爱德华一世到 1250 年,购买一份手稿需要一个临时工 15 年的收入
整本圣经的副本。现在,它们可以轻松而廉价地乘以百万。
这本书已被翻译成世界上几乎所有的语言,而且每年
它的发行量正在增加。自新约新修订版发行以来
不到一年,在英国和印度售出了 250 万册,
毫无疑问,在美国会有同样的数字,所以这项工作将
继续,直到世界拥有你的圣经。圣经已经成就了什么
当它被彻底传播时土地?我们不能忘记,


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生活在这些土地上的人的祖先是异教偶像崇拜者,就像现在的异教偶像崇拜者一样堕落。现在圣经做了什么?我们无法一一列举。但它至少做到了这一点。它扫除了一切拜偶像的痕迹
它使家庭关系变得神圣,使妇女从极度堕落的状态上升到尊贵、有用和幸福的地位;它有,非常棒
在法律的制定和执行中保证公正的程度;它已确保
在很大程度上遵守安息日,甚至是一天
只有身体休息才是人类的一大福音;它曾经是
在每个城市、城镇和小村庄建立教堂,在每个返回的一周里,可以公开宣讲它的祝福真理;这是一个很大的
影响已建立和保持运营学校的因素和
学院和大学——事实上,它一直是基础
建立了哪些基督教文明;除了这一切,它已经解除了
黑暗的面纱,将永恒的世界拒之门外,让闪耀的光辉
天梁照在地上。现在当我们说我们依靠
神话语的重生力量将异教国家从迷信和偶像崇拜中拯救出来,我们只是在陈述合理的信念,即
圣经已经完成,当它已经被阅读时,它注定要完成当它还有待阅读时——安静但
上帝启示的真理的无限影响与我们同在。
(3d)
无数看不见的天使与我们同在。
天使与上帝一起执行他的仁慈计划。
这些圣者众多。保罗说他们是无数的
希伯来书 12:22 却来到了锡安山和
永生的上帝,天上的耶路撒冷和无数的人
天使。”——他们很强大。他们在诗篇 103 篇中被称为
“实力超群”,在 2d 彼得的 2d 章节中被称为“大有力量”
顾名思义,这些天使是上帝的使者,“他们遵行他的诫命,听从他话语的声音”。他雇用他们来保护和
服事他在世界上的人民。我们在
旧约历史。围绕以利沙的火马和战车
被认为是,而且毫无疑问是正确的,有一群天使在场,因为
我们在圣经中发现像诗篇 68:17 那样连接在一起的战车和天使”
上帝的战车有两万,甚至有成千上万的天使”基督自己说
马太福音 18:10 “你们要小心,不可轻视这些小人中的任何一个;因为我告诉你们
在天上,他们的天使总能看到我天父的面容
天堂。”难道不是吗?”(正如圣保罗所说,来 1:15)“所有施助的精神都被派遣
为那些将要承受救恩的人服务?”——他们是
对人类的救赎非常感兴趣。他们来宣告基督的来临,欢快地唱着这首赞美之歌“荣耀归于神,至高无上”
大地平安,善待人”也见路加福音 15:10
你在上帝的天使面前为一个罪人感到高兴
悔改的人——他们被上帝使用来进行他的工作
在世界上。当律法在山上交给摩西时,他们在场
西奈山在诗篇 68:17 “主在他们中间”(刚才提到的天使)就像在西奈山
在圣地。司提反在使徒行传 7:53 中提到律法已被接受
“借着天使的性情”——一位天使使人知道基督已经
复活后,一位天使指示哥尼流派人去找彼得
宣讲自己和他的朋友变得熟悉并接受
福音。一位天使派菲利普去向埃塞俄比亚的太监传道,一位天使
打开监狱的门释放彼得,当拉撒路死后,他
被天使带到亚伯拉罕的怀里。我们都知道一个突出的部分
他们被代表指定参加书中提到的那些重大事件
启示录,他们被描述为在基督第二次降临时与他同在
太 8:38 “凡以我和我的话为耻的,在这
奸淫罪恶的世代,人子也必因他而羞愧
当他在他父的荣耀中与圣天使一起降临时”
出席最后的审判 马太福音 25:31 “人子来的时候
在他的荣耀中,以及所有与他同在的圣天使,然后他将坐在
祂荣耀的宝座,万国必聚集在祂面前”。我们
那么在王国的建立中说的话并没有错
地球上的天堂,看不见的天使大军与我们同在
(4)
看不见,但始终存在,全能和永恒的上帝与我们同在
我们可以像大卫对非利士巨人说的那样对晚上说:“我们来到
奉万军之耶和华的名,你所拥有的以色列万军之神
违抗”王国是他的,他带领自己的军队发生冲突,
最终的胜利。这里是我们真正的力量源泉和基础
我们的希望。这是最后一个问题——黑暗王国会盛行吗?
反对光明?羞辱的国度能胜过荣耀的国度吗?地狱王国会战胜天国吗?
撒旦的王国会战胜上帝的王国吗?如果真理和正义只不过是一个名字,那肯定是不行的。不一定
如果有一个全智全能的宇宙总督。作为
他确实存在,他建立一个王国
永远不会被摧毁。祂“不爱惜自己的儿子,而是白白地救了他”
为我们所有人”,他差遣他的圣灵来说服世界的罪恶
公义和审判不会在这个确定的目的中被挫败
他将倾覆又倾覆,直到这个世界的王国成为
我们的主和他的基督的国度”当他的天使穿上衣服时,时间正在加速
以力量抓住那条古老的蛇,即魔鬼和龙
撒但捆绑他一千年,在他身上盖上印记,
不再欺骗列国,直到一千年完成无论
这意味着一千或每一天代表一年,就像在其他一些
预言,当一千年结束时,撒旦将被释放一段时间
然后是末日,最后的复活,死去的大大小小的都将
站在上帝面前,按他们的行为受审判,第一层天和
第一个地球会过去,然后会出现一个新天和
一个新的地球,其中只有正义将永远存在,直到永远。
因此,我们是否声称并大胆声称与我们在一起的人不仅仅是
与他们同在的人——我们救恩的元帅,因受苦而变得完美,高高举起一个永远不会被任何敌人组合击倒的旗帜,
那个标准是一个十字架,起初被人鄙视,沾满了鲜血,但血
以一种奇妙的转变,玷污了它,使它闪耀着不朽的荣耀
并给它起了不朽的名声。谁会说或想到
在跟随这样的领导,并与这样的权力结盟时,我们的希望是没有根据和
我们的努力毫无意义,我们将为他祈祷,就像先知以利沙为他的仆人祈祷“主
1882 年 5 月 28 日在广州宣讲,H V Noyes

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Noyes, Henry Varnum, “Section of Sermon by H V Noyes, May 28, 1882,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed January 31, 2023, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1064.

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