Robert Govett (1813-1901) was a British theologian and pastor of an independent church, Surrey Chapel, Norwich, Norfolk, England. This book is a reprint by Schoettle Publishing Company in 1978, first written in 1853. Schoettle seems to be a recent publisher that prints books about the millennial kingdom. Some noteable authors are Philip Mauro, George N.H. Peters, Author Pink, and Earl Radmacher. They print all of Govett’s books that are available. I had never read Govett before but I was interested in this title. I was not pleasantly surprised. Govett had a broad partial rapture view. I say broad because he held that although we are born again by grace alone (even eternally elected), yet we must work as Christians for rewards. Okay so far. Govett, however, taught that without good works the believer will miss the first resurrection and not be in the millennial kingdom. He was so pointed in this view that he believed that refusing believer’s immersion or ignoring the Lord’s table would cause one to miss the kingdom (not heaven, but the kingdom). He admitted that even Wesley and Whitefield we such ones (p. 215). The bulk of the book is taken up with explaining how those whom the Bible says will miss the kingdom are actually believers, not unbelievers, who are living carnally not spiritually. Interesting but very unorthodox, especially for a fellow premillennialist.
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Will The Antichrist Be Muslim?June 4, 2015
One of the difficulties for Christians in apologetics is that they have to know a lot about many religions and cults, but the religions and cults only have to know about Christianity. The growing threat from Islam reminds the Christian of this very thing. That is why I was glad to receive a book exposing […]
The Coming Battle of Gog & MagogJanuary 27, 2015
Recently I overheard someone talk about the good old days of prophecy conferences when we used to fear Russia and communism. Aren’t we even closer to the Lord’s return today than we were back then? I have often said myself how those preachers from a generation ago could not have conceived a world like we […]