LECTURES ON ANCIENT ISRAEL, AND THE ISRAELITISH ORIGIN OF THE MODERN NATIONS OF EUROPE
BY J. WILSON, London, 1840
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(a) Does God keep His promises?
(b) Were any promises of physical blessings made to the Biblical patriarchs?
(c) Is anyone alive today (regardless of ethnicity, race, language, geographical location, ...) the recipient of promises of physical blessings made to the patriarchs?
(d) If someone is a recipient, are there special responsibilities that go along with those blessings?
(e) If there are special responsibilities, then do we need to discover if we are the ones with those special responsibilities?
(f) If we are the ones with those special responsibilities, should we perform them?
(g) Get to it! Perform those special responsibilities!
(a) As a nation (of all kinds of ethnicities, races, languages, ...), do we have more than our share of physical blessings?
(b) Does God gives us these blessings?
(c) Does God have a reason for giving us these blessings?
(d) Is any part of the reason the promises of physical blessings given to the Biblical patriarchs?
(e) Do God's blessings also come with special responsibilities for those blessed?
(f) Do we have special responsibilities?
(g) Let's get to it! Let's perform those special responsibilities!
In 1840, Wilson concluded that the British Empire was blessed as a result of the promises to the patriarchs, and so had a responsibility to set a Christian example, and evangelize, the whole world. He warned that if the British Empire did not do this, its future was bleak.
"But the birthright was Joseph's. - I Chron. 5:2.
"The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. - Rom. 11:28.
THIRD AMERICAN, FROM THE THIRD LONDON EDITION.
[First London Edition, 1840]
PHILADELPHIA: DANIELS & SMITH, 36 NORTH SIXTH STREET, 1851
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Preface to the American Edition. 1851. Page 5
Preface to the First London Edition. 1840. Page 6
Preface to the Third London Edition. 1844. Page 7
Reply to E. Bickersteth's Objections in 1840. - Foundation for this View of our Israelitish Origin. - Importance of the Subject, 9
[The lecture titles here show the material covered, but their text is not reproduced here, because later sources provide more thorough and accurate material. See below. ]
Israel's Ancestry; and the Three Grand Races of Mankind contrasted with the modern European Race. - 29
The Land of Israel. - Its Central and Important Position - Its Historical and Prophetical Connections. - 40
The Promises made unto the Fathers. - Specially regarded the One seed, to come of Judah; and the Multitudinous Seed, to come of Ephraim. - 52
The Training of Israel - In the Fathers - In the Nation - Under successive Dispensations. - Giving Israel a peculiar progressive Character, and qualifying them for future Usefulness. - 69
The Dispersion of Israel. - The circumstances of their Captivity. - Israel's case discriminated from that of the Jews. - 85
The Place of Israel's Hiding. - The North-west pointed out in Old Testament Promise and Prophecy; and also by the New Testament Ministry of the Word, whether spoken or written. - 100
The Progress of Israel Westward. - Indications of Israel's Sojourn in the Northeast of Europe; and of their wanderings Westward through the Northern Wilderness. - 119
State of Europe subsequent to the Northern Invasion. - The Changes which then took place, and which have since resulted, are all correspondent to the idea that the Seed of Israel were then being thickly and widely sown in these maritime Countries. - 138
The English identified with Israel - Are found to have come from the quarter where Israel were lost. - They possess the same Character, both as to Body and Mind. - 155
Further Identification of the English with Israel. - As to their Social Relations and Political Institutions. - This remarkable coincidence previously observed. - 167
French Testimony as to the Angles, and the English Constitution and History. - God hath not dealt so with any Nation as He promised to do with Israel, and as He hath done with the English. - 186
The Identification concluded. - As to the Arts of War and Peace. - As to Religious Views. - Places, Times, and Manner of Worship. - God's wondrous Care over his cause among this People. - 199
Israel, the Measuring Line of the Lord's Inheritance. - The Escaped of Israel came Westward, as well as the Remnant carried Captive. - God has been gradually, by his People, enclosing larger and larger Portions of the Gentile World, until now that they enclose all Nations. - 212
Recapitulation and Conclusion. - On the Sources of Evidence, and a Glance at the useful Applications of the Subject. - 225
Queries [to the reader] on the Subject of Our Israelitish Origin. - 234
the God of Israel, the Master of the harvest, is looking on, and soon will appear to the joy of those who have given themselves to his service. Let us duly regard the claims our God has upon us, for most loving and lively obedience. He hath, indeed, been unceasing in his care, and marvelous in his love, to the house of Israel. He is indeed fulfilling his word,-
"In the place where it was said unto them,
Ye are not my people;
There it shall be said unto them,
Ye are the Sons of the Living God."
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