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Chicago, New York, Toronto The
Fleming H. Revell Moody Bible Institute
Company of Chicago
London and Edinburgh 153-163 Institute Place

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HE honored author of this book has com-
missioned the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago
to send copies gratuitously to ministers missionaries and
theological students, especially in his on n dearly-loved
Methodist Episcopal Church. For sixty-four years he
has been a member of that church, and for a good part
of the time one of its most fruitful local preachers.
How the Lord has used him in its activities at home
and abroad mill make a rich chapter in its history n-hen
the record of these years is se: down. - - .
If extent of travel, fidelity to the Bible, lucidity in
its exposition, and enthusiasm for preaching the Gospel
“to the Jen, first and also to the Gentile” are a criterion,
then Mr. Blackstone must be counted among the first
of missionaries in the generation to nihich he belongs.
The story of the circulation of the Word of God and
other devotional literature under his personal super-
vision in China and other heathen lands, is more
fascinating than any romance. A truly nonderful
ministry has been his.
The book speaks for itself. Its treasures are beyond
estimate. Its careful and prayerful reading and study
mill bring the richest blessing to the soul.

Chicago, October, 1916.

Copyright 1908, Fleming H. Revell Company

The book, “Jesus is Coming,” by W. E. B., was the first book that made the coming of Jesus Christ a living reality to me. I had already become convinced that our Lord's coming would be before the millennium, having reached that conclusion in studying the works of the Danish theologian, Martensen, but it was merely a theological conception until I read the book “Jesus is Coming.” It was this that first brought me to definite convictions and made the doctrine not only clear, but very precious. It is one of the books that has had a decidedly formative influence on my life and teaching. I always recommend it to those who are beginning the study of the subject. I hope that it may be as much blessed to others as it has

been to me.

Dean, Bible 1 nstitute of Los Angeles, Cal.

A number of years ago I had placed in my hands the little book, “Jesus is Coming,” by W. E. B. Prior to that time I had no defined method of Bible study, and I confess with shame that I had very little passion for Bible reading and for the winning of souls.

This book completely revolutionized my thinking, gave me a new conception of Christ and a new understanding of what it meant to work for Him. I most cordially commend it to Christian workers everywhere.



See Additional Testimonials on Page 246

The Christian Ministry,

Dearly Beloved:

Having found in over forty years' experience the “Blessed Hope” of our Lord's return to be a most precious influence in my Christian life, promoting holiness, consecration of time and substance, and intense activity in our Master's service, 1 humbly commend it to each of you for personal comfort, and as meat in due season to preach to your congregations. Let me emphasize the plain exhortations of the Holy Spirit, —“These things speak” Titus 2:15; “Comfort one another mith these my ords” . Thes. 4:18. Oh! Brethren! There are tens of thousands sitting under your ministry niho would be comforted by the simple testimony of the Scriptures on this all important subject. Thank God there are many moho do exalt ihis truth, but hon, it must grieve the Master to see the multitude of preachers moho are indifferent to his promised return, and eliminate the “comfort” myhich he has commanded and phich the masses need. Thirty-nine bears ago I was providentially led to issue the first edition of “Jesus Is Coming,” nihich has been followed by numerous editions totaling over three hundred and fifty thousand copies piih translations into inventy-five different languages encircling the moorld. Most rapturously do I praise our coming Bridegroom that he has let his “errand boy” have so nide a testimony. With all my heart in this my seveniy-sixth year do implore you to read this book. Many have testified that it has made the Bible a men, book to them. May it be so to you, and may me all, some day, rejoice together with Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Knox, and the Wesleys, singing Charles' beautiful hymns as a melcome to our descending Lord. Yours in patient mailing. 5425 Pasadena Ave., W.M. E. BLACKSTONE. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan., 1917.

Acknowledgment of receipt of book mailed to above address will be appreciated.

If you already have a copy kindly pass this on to one to whom you think it may be helpful.


Lo! He comes, with clouds descending,
Once for favored sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of his train;
God appears on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at naught and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,
Deeply wailing
Shall the true Messiah see.

All the tokens of his passion
Still his dazzling body bears,
Cause of endless exultation
To his ransomed worshipers;
With what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars.

Yea, Amen" let all adore thee,
High on thy eternal throne;
Savior, take the power and glory;
Claim the kingdom for thine own:
Jah! Jehovah !
Everlasting God, come down
—Charles Wesley.

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