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John L. Steele, Treasurer; William Steele & Sons Company, Philadelphia, Engineers and Contractors.

Rev. John R. Davies, D.D., Pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, corner Broad and Diamond Streets, Philadelphia.

Robert B. Haines, Jr.; Haines Gauge Company, and Secretary of the American Branch of the Scripture Gift Mission, 119 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia.

Dr. Frank W. Lange; General Secretary of the Philadelphia School of the Bible, 1720 Arch Street, Philadelphia.

Rev. L. W. Munhall, D.D.; Editor of the “Eastern Methodist,”. and well known as a successful evangelist.

Ormond Rambo, of Rambo, Rambo & Mair, Attorneys at Law.

Max I. Reich, President of the Philadelphia Local Branch, Hebrew Christian Alliance of America.

T. Edward Ross, of Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery, Certified Public Accountants.

W. W. Rugh, of the Philadelphia Branch of the National Bible Institute, 200 North Fifteenth Street, Philadelphia.

Rev. J. R. Schaffer, Pastor of the Spruce Street Baptist Church, Philadelphia.

Joseph M. Steele, of William Steele & Sons Company, Engineers and Contractors, Philadelphia.

Rev. Benjamin Stern, Pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church, Philadelphia.

Allan Sutherland, Manager of Sunday School and Church Supply Department, Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work.

Rev. H. S. Tillis, Pastor of Weston Memorial Baptist Church, Philadelphia.

Charles Gallaudet Trumbull, Editor of the Sunday School Times, 1031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

Bishop Robert L. Rudolph, Bishop of the New York and Philadelphia Synod, Reformed Episcopal Church.

J. Davis Adams, Printing, 119 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia.

The overwhelming interest in the Conference justified the most sanguine expectations of the committee.

The addresses published in this volume are presented to the Christian public both in the nature of a Report of the Conference proceedings and

constructive, coordinated teaching of just what the Word of God does say about the return of our Lord.”

With the hope that the reading of this book may provoke a careful, systematic study of God's Word itself the Committee prayerfully commends it to your consideration.

Rev. WILLIAM L. PETTINGILL
Signed: Rev. J. R. SCHAFFER

Editorial Committee.
J. D. ADAMS

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LIGHT ON PROPHECY

A CALL FOR A BIBLE CONFERENCE ON

THE RETURN OF OUR LORD

In the shadow of the tragedy of world-wide war Christians everywhere have been burdened in spirit and bewildered in mind by the complex conditions of the hour. But with an eagerness springing from a sense of personal need and a newly awakened desire to know the purposes of God as revealed in His Word, many are turning with intense interest, and many indeed with restful assurance, to the prophetic utterances of the Word of God for light.

Among all the questionings in the hearts of God's people none seem to press so urgently for a clear answer as those concerning the personal return of the Lord Jesus. Many Christians have never until now sought to know what the Scriptures really teach about “the blessed hope,” and others have been diverted from such study by the confusion of voices on this theme, even though it occupies such a pivotal place of importance in the Bible.

Moved, therefore, by the hope that a Bible Conference on the return of our Lord and related events, such as the regathering of Israel and the fulfilment of prophecy concerning the end of the age, may be used by the Holy Spirit for the enlightenment of many believers and for the salvation of the lost, the undersigned invite all who love his appearing” or who are earnestly seeking light on this subject to meet in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, on May 28th, 29th and 30th, 1918, with eminently safe and sane pastors and Bible teachers of different denominations, to consider prayerfully the teachings of Scripture as to the Lord's return.

We believe that great personal blessing and a widely extended testimony may result from fellowship and study at a Conference in which eager hearts turn to the unerring Word of God, to learn in unhurried, prayerful study what that Word plainly teaches about the personal return of the Lord Jesus, and the practical bearing of this truth upon our duty as Christians to-day.

In view of the world-wide desire for clear light on this theme, we rejoice in the statement of truths concerning our Lord's return and a call to the churches recently issued by a notable group of British brethren, and the unusual response to that call on the part of the churches; and in numerous signs of interest from the home churches, the mission field, the army camps, and from trained and untrained students of the Bible everywhere. It is to unite in securing and in giving light on this theme and to present an unhesi

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