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We are only too conscious that in this outline there is more left unexplained than is
clarified. This of course is due to the magnitude of the subject, and we cannot here offer
proof of the many relative points, such as the true translation of katabole, or the bearing
of tohu and bohu upon the theme, but the "Indices to the Berean Expositor,
Volumes I-XX, 1909-1930" indicate, under the Greek words katabole and kataballo,
explanatory articles in four different volumes and, under the Hebrew words tohu and
bohu, references in another four volumes. The subject inseparable from dispensational
truth and the interested reader will find under "The Subjects", "Scripture References",
"Hebrew Words" and "Greek Words" Indexes at least enough evidence to render the
enquiry one of serious import.
#3. The Purpose of the Ages.
The Underlying Correspondence of All Scripture.
pp. 164 - 168
In our preceding article, we saw that the whole purpose of the ages is set out in the
Scriptures as related to a creation that has passed away, a creation that is present, and a
creation which is yet to come. The past and the future are, as it were, pivoted upon the
present, and it is the purpose of redemption, which covers the whole of the present
creation, to rectify the chaos which sin introduced into it, and so bring all back to balance
While any human attempt to set out this great purpose must of necessity be
exceedingly limited both in scope and vision, and marked with errors and serious
omissions, yet, if ever he is going to comprehend in the barest outline the purpose of the
ages, the mind of the believer must make some attempt at the task. In this, however,
there is no room for license. What God doeth "from the beginning to the end" is wisely
hid from man's eyes (Eccles. 3: 11); no one is permitted to "find out God unto
perfection" (Job 11: 7). But it does not require great knowledge or profound scholarship
to attempt a comparison of Genesis with Revelation, even though the surface of these
great books be merely scratched, and their full hidden wealth remain unknown. The
following parallel has been taken from Appendix 3 of the Companion Bible. Doubtless
other lists can be, and have been, compiled, but this is sufficient for our present purpose.