- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- Preface to the Book
- The Last Words in Old Testament Prophecy
- PART I. - The Parousia in the Gospels
- Parousia in the Synoptical Gospels
- Prophetic Intimations of the approaching Consummation of the Kingdom of God:
- The Prophecy on the Mount examined:
- Our Lord's declaration before the High Priest
- Prediction of the Woes coming on Jerusalem
- Prayer of the Penitent Thief
- Apostolic Commission, the
- The Parousia in the Gospel of St.John.
- Appendix to Part I
- PART II. The Parousia in the Acts and the Epistles.
- In the Acts of the Apostles.
- In the First Epistle to the Thessalonians
- In the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians
- In the First Epistle to the Corinthians
- In the Second Epistle to the Corinthians
- In the Epistle to the Galatians
- In the Epistle to the Romans
- In the Epistle to the Colossians
- In the First Epistle to Timothy
- In the Second Epistle of Timothy
- In the Epistle to Titus
- In the Epistle to the Hebrews
- In the Epistle of St. James
- In the First Epistle of St. Peter
- In the Second Epistle of St. Peter
- In the First Epistle of St. John
- In the Epistle of St. Jude
- Appendix to Part II
- Part III. The Parousia in the Apocalypse.
- Summary and Conclusion
- Appendix to Part III.
- Afterword by Russell
- All the Comparative Scripture Charts Combined
A Careful Look at Our Lord's Second Coming
By James Stuart Russell, M.A., D.Div.
Critical Reviews of the Parousia:
"I believe that Russell's work is one of the most important treatments on Biblical eschatology that is available to the church today. The issues raised in this volume with respect to the time-frame references of the New Testament to the Parousia are vitally important not only for eschatology but for the future debate over the credibility of Sacred Scripture."
"I can never read the New Testament again the same way I read it before reading The Parousia. I hope better scholars than I will continue to analyze and evaluate the content of J. Stuart Russell's important work." —Dr. R. C. Sproul, The founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries
"How many times have you struggled with the interpretation of certain Biblical texts related to the time of Jesus' return because they did not fit with a preconceived system of eschatology? Russell's Parousia takes the Bible seriously when it tells us of the nearness of Christ's return. Those who claim to interpret the Bible literally often trip over the obvious meaning of these time texts by making Scripture mean the opposite of what it unequivocally declares. Reading Russell is a breath of fresh air in a room filled with smoke and mirror hermeneutics." — Gary DeMar, Author of Last Days Madness
Although I do not agree with all the conclusions of J. Stuart Russell's The Parousia, I highly recommend this well-organized, carefully argued, and compellingly written defense of preterism to serious and mature students of the Bible. It is one of the most persuasive and challenging books I have read on the subject of eschatology and has had a great impact on my own thinking. Russell's biblical theological study of New Testament eschatology sets a standard of excellence." — Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Author of Before Jerusalem Fell
"throws so much new light upon obscure portions of the Scriptures, and is accompanied with so much critical research and close reasoning, that it can be injurious to none and may be profitable for all." —Charles H. Spurgeon
In view of Dr. Russell's insightful observations, no serious student of Biblical escatology should attempt to construct a systemeatic scheme of apocalyptic events without first consulting this 19th century work, The Parousia." — Walt Hibbard, Great Christian Books
From the Congregational Year Book for 1896.
The text has been lightly edited, and both the orthography and
the punctuation have been conformed to American conventions.
Roman numeral scripture references have been converted to Arabic.
THE LAST WORDS OF OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY.
The Parousia teaches that Christ's Second Coming took place in A. D. 70, at which time the dead saints were resurrected and caught-up to Heaven, and the living saints were bodily caught-up to Heaven. The Parousia also teaches that Revelation 20:5-10 (unlike the rest of Revelation) is still unfulfilled.
James Stuart Russel did not teach that Revelation 20:5-10 is unfulfilled. James Stuart Russell Simply said in his book he didn't have an answer for the millenium or Rev 20: 5-10. And also in several places in the bible it says the Earth will Never End.
Ecc 1:4 is just one example.
Ecclesiastes 1:4 (New International Version)
Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
I suggest you stop inferring that he taught it. He simply after all his great work and research had to throw up his hands and say I don't Know.
Without a doubt, Don Preston is probably the most knowledgeable on the Subject in the World Today. I don' know anyone else who even comes close.