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PHYSICO-PROPHETICAL ESSAYS

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PHYSICO-PROPHETICAL ESSAYS

ON

THE LOCALITY OF THE ETERNAL INHERITANCE

ITS NATURE AND CHARACTER

THE RESURRECTION BODY

THE MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF GLORIFIED SAINTS

BY

THE REV. W. LISTER, F.G.S.

VICAR OF BUSHBURY, AND RURAL DEAN
CHAPLAIN TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF BEVERLEY

"I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil"—Ps. cxix. 62

LONDON

LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS

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PREFA C Е.

THE title of this work has been adopted because it rightly expresses its leading object or design, which is the examination of certain topics that form, on the one hand, subjects of prophecy, and, on the other, relate to matters which are of a physical nature, or rest upon a physical basis. Others of a different character are also, of necessity, embraced, and sometimes largely; but this is because the former are so associated with them that it would be impossible to discuss them alone.

To many, some of the views propounded in these Essays, e.g., most of those in the First, will be very elementary, and such as they will have been long familiar with; but they are fundamental as prophetical truths, and there was the same necessity for entering into the examination of them at this time, in order to place them in their present form, that there was that Paley should write his Natural Theology at the time he did. They form to other prophecies what Natural Theology does to Revealed a foundation on which to rest.

It will, I believe, be found that there is little or nothing that is imaginative or speculative in the

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