(Minor Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation
Oswald T. Allis
John A. Broadus
Wilhelm De Wette
Charles Homer Giblin
Johann von Hug
J, F, and Brown
Jean Le Clerc
Jack P. Lewis
Sir Isaac Newton
Dr. John Owen
William W. Patton
Rudolph E. Stier
(Major Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation
John L. Bray
Dr. John Brown
Francis X. Gumerlock
J. Marcellus Kik
Ovid Need, Jr
Milton S. Terry
(Virtually No Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 & Revelation in 1st
C. - Types Only ; Also Included are "Higher Critics" Not Associated With Any
Alan Patrick Boyd
John N. Darby
Charles G. Finney
J.P. Green Sr.
John N.D. Kelly
Dr. John Smith
George Fox |
Margaret Fell (Fox) |
PRETERIST UNIVERSALISM |
From His 1817 Work, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorised Version; with Explanatory notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References
Predictions Respecting the Second
Advent of Jesus
"The first attempt to assign all to the
destruction of Jerusalem
until we reach Matt. xxv. 31, is utterly untenable and
indeed absurd. No words can be plainer than those of Matt.
xxiv. 29, 30, 31. If they do not denote the visible coming
of the Son of man in heaven to exercise judgment over all
the tribes of earth, no words whatever suffice to enunciate
this doctrine. Nothing but the extreme stress of the
difficulty, extreme reluctance to admit the ignominious
failure of prophecy, could ever drive a sensible man to
pretend that these three verses mean nothing but the
overthrow of one city—the dissolution of one nation."
"It is also observable, that the Romans after having been thus made the executioners of divine vengeance on the Jewish nation, never prospered as they had done before; but the Lord evidently fought against them, and all the nations which composed their overgrown empire; till at last it was subverted, and their fairest cities and provinces were ravaged by barbarous invaders." [Thomas Scott, The Holy Bible, etc., 956.]
The visions of the Apocalypse and their lessons (Donnellan
lectures for 1891-92) "The Praeterists—who think that the
events with which the visions were concerned are altogether fulfilled,
having taken place in the first centuries of Church history—are very
numerous. And at present one section of the School—those who think that
the book is concerned almost entirely with contemporaneous history—is
very vigorously supported by
think that the events with which the visions were concerned are
altogether fulfilled, having taken place in the first centuries of
Church history—are very numerous. And at present one section of the
School—those who think that the book is concerned almost entirely
with contemporaneous history—is very vigorously supported by
Archdeacon Farrar. He thinks that the crash, and the coming of the Lord, to which the
visions all point, refer to the Lord's coming at the destruction of
Jerusalem, and the breaking up of the entire Jewish polity. Others
of this School allow a more extended scope for the visions, and
refer the predicted crash to the breaking down of heathenism before
Christianity, or to the breaking up of the Roman empire. But many of
the most thoughtful of the Praeterists admit (or strongly advocate)
that the visions and these events have lessons for all ages, and
look forward as well as back. Thus there are commentators—such as Isaac Williams,
Vaughan, and others—who may be classed among the interpreters of
both the Spiritual and Praeterist Schools; and all of the Spiritual
School can recognize in the events to which both the Historic and
Praeterist Schools point, illustrations of the principles which we
think the Apostle depicted in these visions." (1891)
Rev. David Nelson
"Cause and Cure of Infidelity"
Dividing Line Between Destruction of Jerusalem and
General Judgment - 'Towards the close' of Matthew 24
(On fulfillment of Zechariah 14:4)
"The time when the Romans marched their armies, composed of many nations, to besiege Jerusalem, was "the day of the Lord" Jesus, on which he came to "destroy those that would not that he should reign over them" [Matt. 22:110; 24:3, 2335; Luke 19:1127, 4144]. When the Romans had taken the city, all the outrages were committed, and the miseries endured, which are here predicted [Luke 21:2024]. A very large proportion of the inhabitants were destroyed, or taken captives, and sold for slaves; and multitudes were driven away to be pursued by various perils and miseries: numbers also, having been converted to Christianity, became citizens of "the heavenly Jerusalem" and thus were "not cut off from the city" of God [Gal 4:2131; Heb. 12:2225].(The Holy Bible, 3 vols. (New York: Collins and Hannay, 1832), 2:955)
"Not withstanding all these commotions and scandals, the gospel would soon be preached through the various nations of the Roman empire, and in the different parts of the then known world; for a witness to them, that the Messiah was come, to be ‘a Light to lighten the Gentiles,’ and ‘to be for salvation to the ends of the earth:’ and when this should be accomplished, the end of the Jewish church and state would come."
(Thomas Scott’s Commentary on the Bible)
"The language of these verses is suited, and probably was intended, to lead the mind of the reader to the consideration of the end of the world, and the coming of Christ to judgment: yet the expression, 'immediately after the tribulation of those days,' must restrict the primary sense to them, to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the events that were consequent to it." (Scott, Notes, Is xiii, 10; xxxiv, 3-7)
"The darkening of the sun and moon, the falling of the stars, and the shaking of the powers of the heavens, denote the utter extinction of the light of prosperity and privilege to the Jewish nation; the unhinging of their whole constitution in church and state; the violent subversion of the authority of their princes and priests; and the abject miseries to these the people in general, especially their chief persons, would be reduced, and the moral darkness to which they would be consigned. This would be an evident sign and demonstration of the Son of man's exaltation to his throne in heaven; when he would come in his divine providence, as riding upon 'the clouds of heaven with power and great glory', to destroy his enemies, who would 'not have him to reign over them;' at which events all the tribes of the land would mourn and lament, whilst they saw the tokens and felt the weight of his terrible indignation" (Scott, vol. 1)
"Our Lord here answers the former part of the apostle's questions, concerning the time when these events would take place. In general he assured them, that their approach would be as certainly determined by the signs that he had mentioned, as the approach of summer was by the budding and the tender branch of the fig-tree, and that they would all be accomplished before the generation was passed away. This absolutely restricts our primary interpretation of the prophecy to the destruction of Jerusalem, which took place within forty years" (Thomas Scott, vol. 1).
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
"Guyse, Poole's Continuators, Wynne, and others, apply the whole of
chap. xxiv. and xxv., both to the destruction of Jerusalem and the day
of general judgment, saying it is difficult to separate what is said in
relation to the one subject from what is said in relation to the other:
Dr. S. Clarke gives this double application as far as chap. xxv. 13, and
applies the remainder of chap. xxv. exclusively to the day of judgment:
Trapp fixes on chap. xxiv. 23, as the point where Jesus commenced
speaking of the general judgment: the authors of the Dutch Annotations,
on xxiv. 29: Heylin. on xxiv. 36: Macknight, on xxiv. 44 : Dr. Scott, on
the latter part of chap. xxiv., but he does not designate the particular
point; ' towards the close,' is his expression : Dr. A. Clarke, on xxv.
1; though, when he comes to verse 31, he admits that the preceding part
may refer to the destruction of Jerusalem ; the remainder, he imagines,
must apply to the general judgment : Bishop Porteus fixes on xxv. 31:
Dr. Hammond gives a double application to this verse, and applies all
which follows, to the general judgment: while Bishop Pearce admits that
Jesus continued to speak of the destruction of Jerusalem as far as ver.
41; but there, he imagines, he ' had the day of general judgment in his
thoughts." (Selections from Eminent Commentators)
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- 31 Oct 2003
I would like to know how much one of Scott's bibles is worth in original form. I think the book is very interesting.
- 01 Jun 2004
Do you know if there is an electronic copy of Thomas Scott's 1781 work called "Warrant and Nature of Faith Considered and if it can be obtained?" Is there a complete copy of his commentary available anywhere on the internet or in bible software programs?
- 16 Jun 2004
Hi, Just found this page, and have been interested in Thomas Scott for many years, I have the full six volume set of his works. I am presently looking into the possibility of placing the six volumes on the internet. I feel it is too large a task for me alone. But I consider his work superior to the commentaries usually found available for download. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get this on the internet quickly, please let me know.
- 05 Nov 2004
i was given The Holy Bible-Old and New Testament with original notes,practical observation and copious marginal references Volume 2 by Thomas Scott.inside cover is dated 1805.I was wondering if it is worth anything cause it need minor repair
- 17 Nov 2004
scott was a wonderful man that made my life worth living ... i feel as though his work has inspired me to become a better person. As part of this world i am going to try and teach everyone about the people they can become if they only open their points of view.
Date: 06 Apr 2005
I own 5 of the six volume set but when I urchased it several years ago the seller could ot locate the first volume of the New Testament. I am looking to acquire just the one volume. Do you know of anyone with a partial set that would let the volume sell separately.
Date: 26 Apr 2005
I have a set of Thomas Clark The Holy Bible 1853, I am missing on of the books . I would like to sell them but to the right person. Thank you .
Date: 06 Oct 2010
Have 6 volums of Holy Bible Thomas Scott 1826, wondering what to do with
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