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Horatius Bonar

1808-1889

Prophetical Landmarks: Containing Data for Helping to Determine the Question of Christ's Pre-Millennial Advent
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Minister, Theologian, and Hymn Writer

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According to Barry Horner, Future Israel, "While Horatius Boner . . . is better known today as a nineteenth-century hymn writer, his overall ministry in Scotland was of far greater dimensions, both practically and scholarly, especially with regard to preaching and writing."

Scottish born, Bonar graduated from the University of Edinburgh and then was ordained in the established Church of Scotland in 1838 and spent many years in Kelso. At the time of the "Disruption of 1843," he left the Church of Scotland and joined the Free Church of Scotland. In 1853 Bonar earned the Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen, and in 1867 he moved to Edinburgh to assume the pastorate at Chalmers Memorial Church, named after one of his former professors, Dr. Thomas Chalmers. In 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly.

Dr. Bonar wrote over 600 hymns. One of his most important but probably least known is "O Israel, You Will Not Be Forgotten By Me," based on Isaiah 44:21. We posted it on our Poetry Page.

But as Dr. Horner wrote, his preaching and writings are theologically of great importance. Bonar was a voluminous and popular author. He founded and edited The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy from 1848 to 1873. In 1847 he published the book reproduced here, Prophetical Landmarks: Containing Data for Helping to Determine the Question of Christ's Pre-Millennial Advent.

Prophetical Landmarks: Containing Data for Helping to Determine the Question of Christ's Pre-Millennial Advent (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1847) is one of the best books on prophecy ever written. Not only does it give a singularly strong defense of premillennialism, but it also argues forcefully for the future of ethnic, national Israel as set forth in the covenants God made with her and in her prophets. Promoting both of these views is a major reason for this Web site.

With two exceptions, which we retyped, each chapter consists of images of the pages from the actual book.

At the bottom of this table, we have also included three interesting sermons from Dr. Bonar's book, Family Sermons (New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1863). This would be an excellent book to purchase. In Bonar's short Preface he writes, "These Sermons are short; and will, on that account, be found the more suitable for family reading." There are fifty-two sermons in all--"to furnish one for every Sabbath in the year." Bonar continues, "[these sermons] are not upon family duties; but are rather meant as statements of the glorious gospel in some of its manifold aspects, as 'the gospel of the grace of God.'"

Contents and Preface

Table of Contents and Preface

CHAPTER I

The Call to Prophetic Study

CHAPTER II

The Use of Prophetic Study

CHAPTER III

The Purpose of God

CHAPTER IV

The Two Centres

CHAPTER V

The Interval

CHAPTER VI

The Advent

CHAPTER VII

Proofs of a Pre-Millennial Advent

CHAPTER VIII

Difficulties

CHAPTER IX

Outlines of Prophetic Study

CHAPTER X

Distribution of Times and Events

CHAPTER XI

The Prophetic Style

CHAPTER XII

The Types

CHAPTER XIII

Israel

CHAPTER XIV

Antichrist

CHAPTER XV

The Signs

Sermon XXVII

Consecration by Blood
Leviticus 8:22-23

Sermon XXXV

The Sincerity of the Divine Compassion--Part 1
Genesis 6:6

Sermon XXXVI

The Sincerity of the Divine Compassion--Part 2
Genesis 6:6

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