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CHRIST OR THE ANTICHRIST--WHICH
A STUDY OF THE NATIONS, PART THREE OF THREE
by Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
We have called your attention to the ORIGIN of THE
NATIONS, after the Flood. God is the Creator of the
nations. God is the Governor of the nations. We have
found out that after the Flood God DIVIDED the nations
and scattered them all over the world, dividing them
by language and locality and color and otherwise.
Then we found that all through the Old Testament from
Genesis 12 unto the New Testament there is a two-fold
thread. Ho created A NEW NATION, ISRAEL which was too
have been holy unto Himself. He was to train that
nation in His ways and give them His Word that they
might reveal Him to the other nations. The other
nations made gods and worshipped them and lived in
unbelief and sin. History tells that story. Israel
failed God, and in 722 B.C. the Northern Kingdom,
called Israel, was taken into captivity, and in 600 B.
C. the southern Kingdom (Galled Judah) was taken
captive. God still has a plan for Israel but she
failed Him and she has been sidetracked for these
nearly 2,000 years. We found out that there was the
beginning of the "times o£ the Gentiles" mentioned in
the Bible as when the Gentile nations would be in the
position of leadership and ruler ship in the world. We
find that in Daniel's picture of the four beasts,
coming up out of the sea. Notice the word BEAST. The
nations would be of a beastly nature, as every man's
hand would be against his neighbor and war would
continue. The four beasts were Babylonia, Medo-Persia,
Greece and Rome. Then God created A NEW NATION. That
new nation is A SPIRITUAL PEOPLE, composed of
born-again people, born of GOD, called the Church of
the Lord Jesus. It is interesting that Jesus called
THE CHURCH A NATION. Peter also called the Church A
NATION, I Peter 2:9, "But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people." ...
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