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WITH REFERENCE TO THEIR INTERPRETATION AND
FULFILMENT, AND TO PERSONAL EDIFICATION.
BY THE REV. E. BICKERSTETH,
RECTOR OF WATTON, HERTS.
“ We have also a more sure word of prophecy, whereunto ye do
FOURTH EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED.
PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE:
AND SOLD BY L. AND J. SEELEY,
FLEET STREET, LONDON.
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
The original design of this little work (first published in 1823, under the title of “ Practical Remarks on the Prophecies,”) was to answer objections made to missionary exertions for the Heathen, on the ground that prior attention was due to the Jews; and also to shew that Christians of all nations had a clear title to the spiritual promises of the Old Testament. As subsequent Editions have been called for, the Author has been led on to a more extensive study of the subject of the Prophecy than he anticipated; and in the last and present Edition to a considerable enlargement of the work, in the hope of making it more generally useful. He has now, in a slight degree, varied the Title, that it may more correspond to the present character of the work.
While still retaining his Original views as to the high obligation of Christians to Missionary exertions, and the right of believers to all spiritual promises, he has been guided, he trusts, to more enlarged and scriptural views of the subject of prophecy; but though it has engaged his attention now for many years, he still feels himself to be a beginner and a learner.