Noted biblical writers on dispensational lines - mostly of the persuasion known to the world as "Plymouth Brethren"


A. C. Gaebelein, contributor to The Fundamentals and one of the most potent influences on the life and doctrine of C. I. Scofield, says of Darby and other Brethren writers, "I found in his writings, in the works of William Kelly, Mcintosh [Mackintosh], F. W. Grant, Bellett, and others the soul food I needed. I esteem these men next to the Apostles in their sound and spiritual teachings."

In the same breath Gaebelein speaks of four saints named John who will be present at that great celestial meeting when Christ returns--John Calvin, John Knox, John Wesley, and John Darby

“Vashti, the Gentile wife, may be looked upon as Christendom, to be set aside for her disobedience; and Esther, the Jewess, takes her place. This reminds us of the two olive trees in Romans 11 and the final execution of the Divine threat that the grafted-in branches, Gentile Christendom, are to be cut off and the broken branches of Israel put back upon their own olive tree. Haman, the wicked enemy of the Jews, a descendent of Agag, the first enemy Israel met in the wilderness, is an illustration of the future enemy Israel will face. He is called ‘Haman the wicked’. (7:6) The numerical value of the Hebrew letters composing the word ‘Haman the wicked’ is exactly 666. Mordecai is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ in His coming glorious exaltation. The complete triumph of the Jews over their enemies and the joy and peace recorded at the close of the book are typical of the time when Christ reigns on the earth.” --A.C. Gaebelein

A.C. Gaebelein has written, ''The typical-prophetic meaning of the story of Jonah is authorized by the words of the Son of God. His experience typifies the death, the burial, and the resurrection of our Lord, as well as the gospel message that goes forth to the Gentiles. Furthermore, Jonah's experience is prophetic also of the entire nation.'' Dr. A. C. Gaebelein, a Trinitarian and a noted Bible expositor, who writes, "I rather think inasmuch as baptism is into the death of Christ that the formula 'in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ' is the correct one''.

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