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FIRSTBORN SONS: THEIR RIGHTS AND RISK
by G. H. Lang
 

   

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Second Edition, 1997
242 pgs.
$14.95 USD (hardcover only)

G. H. Lang was born November 20, 1874 in London, England. He died at Wimborne, Dorset, England October 20, 1958. He was saved at a young age when he was seven and a half years old. His writings include fourteen major books and innumerable booklets. He once said, "No man should write a book until he is forty. He needs to prove his theories in practice before publishing." All but nine of his many books were published after he was fifty years old.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. THE COMING KING

The Future Pictured by Ancient Prophets
The King Foretold
His Death, Resurrection, Ascension, and Return
He is to Rule the Earth

2. THE COMING KINGDOM

The Covenants with Abraham, David, and Israel
The Interim Gentile Rule of the Earth
Its Suppression at the Descent of Christ

3. ISRAEL'S PLACE IN THE KINGDOM

The King a Son of David
God's Covenants Not Revoked

4. THE CHURCH OF GOD

"The Times of the Gentiles"
Three Divisions of Mankind
The Last Called to Heavenly Association with the King
Resurrection or Rapture

5. THE PURPOSE OF GOD IN THE CHURCH

The Teach Angels
To Display His Grace
The Sphere of Divine Election
The Kingdom Has Two Chief Areas
The Existing Angel Government
The Future Rule of Christ and the Saints

6. CHRIST AND THE CHURCH TO RULE!

The Ground of This Exaltation of the Son of Man

7. GLORY THE REWARD OF SUFFERING

Christ and Christians
David and His Followers

8. THE FIRST RESURRECTION A PRIZE

The Follower Must Follow
The Betrothed Virgin Must Be Faithful

9. FIRSTBORN SONS

Israel at Sinai
The Church and the Heavenly Zion
Israel God's Firstborn Nation on Earth
The Bride and the City
The Pure Shall See God
Esau and His rights
Reuben

10. INHERITING OR BEING DISINHERITED

Warnings in Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians

11. FURTHER CONDITIONAL PASSAGES

Colossians 1: Presentation to the Lord
Ephesians 5: The Bride and the Bridegroom
2 Thessalonians: Counted Worthy of the Kingdom
Philippians 3: The First Resurrection
Romans: Glorified If We Suffer
Revelation: Overcoming and Inheriting
Hebrews 3:14: Companions of the Messiah, If
Hebrews 3:6: The House of God
2 Timothy: Enduring and Reigning

12. JUSTIFICATION, SANCTIFICATION, GLORY

Holiness Links Justification and Glory
The Purchased Slave
The Laver
Feet Washing Indispensable to Fellowship
The White Linen of the Bride
Walking in the Light
The General Annual Atonement in Israel
Sanctification and Inheriting

13. THE BODY OF CHRIST AND THE PRIESTHOOD

Regeneration Alone Does Not Incorporate into the "Body"
The Baptism in the Spirit
The Figure "the body"
Priestly Service Contingent Upon Faithfulness
Some IF'S of the New Testament

14. KADESH-BARNEA AND ITS LESSONS

The Historical Scriptures of Permanent Import
Its Application to Gentile Christians in 1 Cor. 10
Paul and the First Resurrection (Phil. 3)
The Crown
The "Hebrews" Are Addressed As Christians
The Rest of God
A Sabbath Rest
The Millennial Kingdom
William Kelly on Hebrews 4
Kadesh-Barnea Explains Hebrews 6

15. PRESENTED AT COURT

Is a Conditional Honor
The Force of hikanos Is Capable, Nor Worthy
The Hope of the Gospel
Its Basis Is The Ascension of Christ
Christ In You Is the Ground of Our Hope of Glory

16. FOREORDINATION AND FREE-WILL

No Fatalism in God
Romans 8 and Exodus 15 Compared
The Covenants Will Be Fulfilled
The Calling to Glory Must Be "made sure"
The Eternal Kingdom Secure to All Believers
The Millennial Kingdom Not Secure to All Believers

17. TIMELY TRUTH

God Brings Forth Truth Suited to the Time
Reformers, Pietists, Wesleys, Brethren
A Personal Testimony
Things Secure, Things Uncertain
Some Subordinate Questions Not Here Examined

18. CONCLUSION

God Has a Program
The Bible is the Revelation of it
Both Are Divine
The Out-gathering of the Church
The Return of Christ Essential
The Program is a Revelation of God Himself

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