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OUTLINES OF PROPHETIC TRUTH.

VIEWED PRACTICALLY AND EXPERIMENTALLY IN THE

LIGHT OF THE DIVINE WORD.

(THE SECOND AND CONCLUDING SERIES.)

FROM REDEMPTION TO THE FINAL STATE.

By ROBERT BROWN,

AUTHOR OF

THE HIDDEN MYSTERY, OR THE REVELATIONS OF THE WORD;

" " THE PERSONALITY AND HISTORY
OF SATAN;" "GLEANINGS FROM THE BOOK OF RUTH;' “DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT,
WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO MODERN 'SPIRITUALISM,' so-called ; AND THE
DOCTRINES OF DEMONS; BABYLONIANISM;" JESUITISM;"

ETC., ETC., ETC.

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"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” DEÓTVEVOTOS, God breathed, " and is proflt-
able for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of
Gol may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”—2 Tim. iii. 16, 17,

"For the prophecy came not at any time" (margin)" by the will of man: but holy men of
God spake as they were moved,” depóuevos, borne along, “ by the Holy Ghost.”—2 Pet. I. 21.

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PREFACE.

Having in the Preface to my First Volume of “ Outlines,” dwelt at some length upon the Divine Inspiration of the Scriptures : because this lies at the very root and foundation of the whole subject of Prophetic enquiry; I shall, in the Preface to this Volume, in amplification of the subject, now consider, not only how to “Search the Scriptures" generally, but also how to read, so as to understand, the Prophetic Word in particular.

We are indeed expressly directed by our blessed Lord Himself, to search the Scriptures. “ Search the Scriptures ; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life." The word for “search " here is épevvâte, from the verb epeuvâw, which means to seek out, to track, to trace, to explore, to investigate. It is in the imperative, and not in the indicative, mood, as some would read it: for the second person plural indicative is never used at the beginning of a sentence without the pronoun, úteis, you, or some other word, as où, not: while the imperative is frequently so used ; as for instance in John xiv. 11, TTLOTEÚETÉ pol őtt éryò év matpi, “Believe”-not “ye do believe "“Me that I am in my Father ;” and in John xv. 20, uvnuoVEHETE TOÛ Nóryov éyé citov üniv, “ Remember”—not “ye do remember ”—“the word that I said unto you.”

The word is used by Homer for a lion scouring the

1 John v. 39, 40.

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