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SCRIPTURE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. 1. What was the cry of the servant of 1. Come, for all things are now ready
the man who inade a great supper? (Luke xiv. 17). 2. What did Jesus say to the men 2. Ought not Christ to have suffered travelling to Emmaus ?
these things, and to enter into
His glory? (Luke xxiv, 26). 3. What did the officers say of Jesus ? 3. Never man spake like this man
(John vii. 46). 4. What does Paul say Christ did ? 4. Died for our sins (1 Cor. xv. 3). 5. What did Jesus say of Himself ? 5. I am the way, the truth, and the
life (John xiv. 6). 6. What did Peter say Christ was? 6. Thou art the Christ, the Son of
the living God (Matt. xvi. 16). 7. Where did Jesus say there are many 7. In My Father's house (John xiv.2).
mansions ? 8. What did Jesus for His disciples 8. Opened their understanding after His resurrection ?
(Luke xxiv. 45). 9. What does Peter say is the only 9. None other name but Jesus (Acts name for salvation ?
iv. 12). 10. What does Jesus claim as His ? 10. All things that the Father hatt are
Mine (John xvi. 15). 11. What does Jesus say it is to know 11. Life Eternal (John xvii. 3).
12. Where does John say the names of 12. In the Lamb's book of life (Rev. believers are written ?
xxi. 27). 13. What occurred in Samaria through 13. Many believed on Him there (John the saying of the woman ?
iv. 39). 14. What did Jesus say to lIis disciples? 14. My friends, if ye do whatsoever I
command you (John xv. 14). 15. What does Paul say the gift of 15. One man, Jesus Christ (Rom. v. grace is by ?
15). 16. What does Paul say Jesus was ? 16. Raised from the dead for our
justification (Rom. iv. 25). 17. Who does John say is the light of 17. The Lamb is the light thereof the New Jerusalem ?
(Rev. xxi. 23). 18. What doth Johnsay proceedeth from 18. A pure river of the water of life the throne of God and the Lamb ?
(Rev. xxii, 1). 19. What does Paul say believers are 19. Looking for that blessed hope looking for?
(Titus ii. 13). 20. What did Jesus say he would give 20. I will give thee a crown of life to the overcomers in the church
(Rev. ii. 10). of Smyrna ? 21. Who does John say shall enter the 21. They which are written in the New Jerusalem ?
Lamb's book of life (Rev. xxi, 27). 22. What does Paul say the promises 22. Yea and Amen (2 Cor. i. 20).
in Christ Jesus are ? The Initials of the Texts give “ Conditional Immortality.”
S. J. TURNER.
believer in the doctrine of ConDEAR SIR,—I have been a con- ditional Immortality for some ten stant reader of the RAINBOW, and years or more.
lately with a Methodist Minister, he people to give Him no rest till this proposed a question I was unable
is accomplished; hence, we ought to to answer, and shall feel truly regard more earnestly the return of obliged if you or some of your the Jews to their own land as readers will give me some help on signal to their conversion and rethe subject, in your very valuable pentance, and help every effort put Magazine.
forth in their behalf, ourselves I state the question below, and being partakers of the benefit upon remain with much respect,
which now a rich blessing rests in Yours faithfully, the certain hope of participation in ADA E.
the presence of joy and Him who will
restore the Kingdom to Israel, when “ If eternal life be only received He will dwell in the midst and through personal faith in Jesus reign in Mount Zion and in Christ, and those who do not be. Jerusalem und before His ancients lieve will be annihilated,—What gloriously. I am, yours truly, will become of infants and those
Chas. FORSBROOK. who, though never having heard of the Saviour, live up to the light they bave?”
Dear Sir, I desire to supply "THY KINGDOM COME."
the omission of a note that should DEAR Sir, This prayer our
have accompanied my paper on Lord taught His disciples, and
“ The Relative Position and Occuas it is
often repeated by pation of the Church and of Israel Christians-generally-it has oc- during the Millennium,” in your curred to me that its true mean
issne of this month. ing and import is either ignored
The subject prepared was to or lost sight of, since there are very
have been spoken at the late Confew amongst professedly devout
ference of the Conditional Immormen who, if you speak upon the tality Association, at Salisbury,– subject, understand it, and many
which, owing to ill health, I was willully reject (when explained) this unable to attend, hence the matter, fundamental doctrine of the and especially the seven phenomena Christian faith, showing that the
of section seven,
much world, and not the “ Kingdom,” is abridged, owing to the limited what they seek ; but true devotion time allowed on a platform. Had is based upon believing what God the paper been intended altogether has said, and expecting what He has for the Rainbow, it would have promised, hence His children pray
been more matured, and each of in the spirit and with the under- the events would have been treated standing, “Thy Kingdom Come,” in more explanatory detail. There “Thy will be done on earth as it is may, however, be sufficient to enable heaven.” We know that this will anyone who will search the Scripcertainly be fulfilled, for the Lord tures, to supply the necessary parJesus will return and establish His ticulars. Kingdom on the earth in truth and
Believe me, faithfully yours, righteousness for ever, and it is
H. GOODWYN. certainly the privilege of His Reading.
this hour there is no common DEAR SIR-I see
agreement in the Christian Church some well
as to what the Divine theory is ; known and exquisite lines in the
whilst some of our most respected Rainbow for this month,-" The Veiled Bride." I have known them
teachers openly express doubt for twenty years, but I have always reveal it. Mr. R. W. Dale, in his
whether God has been pleased to believed them to be from the
of my friend and brother minister, the recently published work on the Rev. W. B. Robertson, D.D., late Epistle to the Ephesians, says:
• Theories of the Atonement have of Irvine-indeed if I remember
exercised and baffled the speculation right, he published them in "Good
of a long succession of theologians," Words," in or about 1862, for I
and adds: “ Perhaps the great remember an accompanying sketch of the wooing.
mystery is inaccessible to human
thought.” I am sure you will be glad to
The “ Clerical Symhave this error pointed out.
posium on the subject which has Yours sincerely,
been appearing in the Homiletic WILLIAM BOYD.
Magazine, during the last nine Westwood Park,
months, also shows very plainly Forest Hill, S.E.
that many have studied the Scriptures "without perceiving that God has been pleased to develop a theory of the Atonement."
Mr. Underhill characterises as THE ATONEMENT.
shocking " the statement that Dear Sir,-Perhaps you will “our sins are the victim" in the allow me to say a few words in Atonement sacrifice, because the reply to the criticisms (?) of your Levitical law required that the correspondent, Mr. C. Underhill, victims offered in the sacrifices on my pamphlet. I cannot but be should be clean, spotless, and sorry that a work which called without blemish. Bat he strangely forth such high commendation as overlooks the statement that the you were pleased to express in last sins of the people were to be conmonth's RAINBOW, sbould be so fessed over, and put upon, the obnoxious to so earnest a Christian victims, and then the victims, as as Mr. Underhill seems to be. bearing the sins, and as representing But at the same time it seems to the sins, were slain and put away, me that if he had been as carefully So also in the case of the Lord studious in the subject as he is Jesus Christ. He was the Spotless earnest, he would not have so Lamb of God, but our sin was put hastily condemned what he evidently upon Him, and He “who knew no does not quite understand. He sin, was made sin” (2 Cor. v. 21), begins by saying that “no one can and then, as sin-as the represenstudy the Scriptures without per- tative of sin-He was put to death. ceiving that God has been pleased The Lord Jesus, truly, was the to develop a theory of the Atone- victim, as was the goat; the latter ment.” This statement is utterly as the typical representative of sin, contrary to well-known facts, for Jesus as the real representative. although the Scriptures have been The very words which Mr. Underhill studied for over 1,800 years, and quotes indicates this, as he may see, never so thoroughly as now, yet to
if he will patiently think of them. “Christ hath put away sin by the he himself is satisfied with the sacrifice of Ilimself,” that is, He Scriptural statement that the sacrificed sin when He sacrificed penalty, the wages of sin, is death. Himself; both were sacrificed in Then the claims of Divine justice the one transaction, because in it, are surely satisfied when
when the for the purposes of Atonement, penalty
penalty is inflicted on men, and Christ and sin were identical. He, they die ! What more can justice Himself, was made to be sin, for require, since all men die ? Justice us (2 Cor. v. 21). See also (Rom. is satisfied, and does its work in viii. 3), “God, sending His own putting all men to death, and would Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, leave them there for ever. But and for (or, as) sin, condemned sin the love and mercy of God have in the flesh,” i.e. condemned sin in also something to do, and in and the person of His Son, whom He through the work of Jesus reconcile sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, men to God, and save them out of or, as the original reads : " in the death. Not by Jesus bearing the flesh of sin." The same idea is penalty instead of us (which idea also expressed by Jesus Himself is contrary to the fact, for we have when He said : " As Moses lifted to bear the penalty ourselves), but up the serpent in the wilderness, by His bearing our sins, to be even so must the Son of Man be sacrificed in His own body on the lifted up.” The Serpent, a Scrip- cross; and then opening the way tural emblem of sin, is here stated for us, out of death, by resurrection. by Jesus to represent Himself ! « The fundamental basis of the So, whether the idea be shocking Atonement” is not the necessity of or not, it is Scriptural.
satisfying the Divine justice, but Underhill confuses the necessity of effecting the reaspect of the work of Christ with conciliation of man to God, by the another when he says that according putting away of that which seto my theory, “ God is asked to
parates them, i.e. sin. accept sin as an offering of a sweet- We are, therefore, called upon, smelling savour," and
“а as Mr. Underhill will see, by a sacrifice in which God could de- careful reading of Rom. vi., vii., light, and upon which both God and viii., to personally contribute and man could feed and have our share in the Sacrifice of Sin, fellowship.”
I did not say or by reckoning as dead, an:! by putmean anything of the kind, nor ting to death, all the sinfulness does my argument involve it. that is in us-having first recog
Mr. Underhill stumbles over the nised that God, on His part, while old human theory, nowhere expressed we were enemies, had reconciled us in Scripture, that “the fundamental to Himself, by the death of His basis of the Atonement consists in Son (Rom. v 10). the necessity of satisfying the
Yours very truly, claims of Divine justice.” Now,
NOTICES. “D, P, AHIRA," Nagercoil. Letters received. Our correspondent kindly encloses the following note, sent him by a friend of his, a native gentleman :-"Dear Friend,-Dr. Leask's Magazine of Christian Literature, which you sent for my perusal, I am glad has afforded me much pleasure. The expositions on subjects of Christian doctrines contained therein display profound theological skill, and extraordinarily exhibit that Divine power which most mysteriously envelopes them. Undoubtedly its learned Editor deserves much praise ; and I wish him every success in the publication of the Magazine, which I consider is well adapted for diffusing the sound truths of Christian theology among our fellow Indian brethren. I shall thank you to send me the other copies, and with many salams I return the number. Yours, B. D.”
“ The Design Of The Incarnation.”—Respecting this sermon we have received the following letter from an able theologian :-“I cannot help dropping you a line to say that I have just been reading your sermon over again (in the Rainbow) with my dear wife, and that we both enjoyed it intensely. For myself, I regard it, without exaggeration, as the most splendid sermon I ever read or heard. It is massive and yet sparkling. Its thoughts are solid and their vesture beautiful; thought and diction move along together in happy unison, and with a sublime simplicity. And, above all, the sermon throughout exalts the love of God, and the Person and work of Christ, and its tendency is to endear Him to the heart of the child of God. May you be preserved long to preach many such sermons in the Master's service !"
“D. T.” Read and understand Rom. vi. 23. Just accept the words in their natural meaning-Death, death, Life, life!
“M.D.” Compare these verses :--“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy” (Dan. ix. 24). “Now once at the end of the age hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Heb. ix. 26). See also verses 13, 14, “ For if the blood of bulls, and of goats and ashes of an heifer sprinkling the defiled, sanctifieth to the purity of the flesh ; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without fault to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God ? A comparison of Isa. liü. 4, 5, with 1 Pet. ii. 24, sheds clear light on the great doctrine-sin put away, borne away, by the great Redeemer, for all who believe on Him. Strange that there can be two opinions on this glorious fact !
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“ J. W.” writes : “ Your Israelitish Article this month will be found deeply interestin: I expect you will now go more habitually into Israel's coming action, and analyse the Brito-Israelite schemo, till you make apparent what it is really worth."