Author: Moody, D.L., Muller, George, Needham, George C., Ryle, J.C., Spurgeon, Charles H., Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Whittle, D.W.
Genre: Theology - Eschatology
Rick Shrader‘s Review:
Moody books put no author on this book other than the seven people who wrote the seven chapters. They are: Harriet Beecher Stowe, D.L. Moody, J.C. Ryle, George Müller, D.W. Whittle, George C. Needham, and Charles H. Spurgeon. An invitation of sorts is given anonymously at the end. I bought this book while “rescuing a few older books” from a book store. There is no publishing date on it either but I am guessing it is more than a half century old. As was typical also, there are no footnotes to tell the reader where each entry was found. I don’t know why Harriet Beecher Stowe was included, but the rest are very good.
The value of the book, if for no other reason, is in having clearer statements from Moody and Spurgeon as to their premillennialism. Moody writes, “All who died in the Lord are to be with Him when He descends from His Father’s throne into the air. An interval of time ensues between this meeting of all His saints in the air and His coming with all His saints to execute judgment upon the ungodly, to chain Satan in the bottomless pit for the thousand years, and to establish the millennial reign in great power and glory.” Spurgeon wrote, “I think that the millennium will commence after His coming, and not before it. I cannot imagine the kingdom with the King absent.”
A quick read but enjoyable!