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The Year 1867

The Second Death and the Restitution of all Things

by Andrew Jukes

Tom said ...
* This is here for interest sake only, written long after he left the Brethren, and contains what we might consider "strange teachings".
Monday, Jul 23, 2018 : 22:52
Richard said ...
A full exposition of the gospel should not be put in the category of being “for interest sake”. If this is heresy you must delete it, otherwise you are in danger of spreading “doctrines of demons”. But if it is the true gospel, don’t disparage it by describing it as “strange teachings”. You can’t sit on the fence when it comes to foundational doctrine, you must make a stand.
Richard Brough
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 : 14:15
Tom said ...
Hi Richard,
If I remember correctly I think this book teaches 'Universal Reconciliation' .. I'm not sure what else that might be objectionable. The general principle of what to put up, and when occasionally not to put something up can be a tricky one. The website is meant to be an 'archive', and as such it can be useful at times to learn from books which do promote 'doctrines of demons'. Even so it does make me uncomfortable with the idea of publishing items that contain fundamental errors, so I usually preface these with a warning, or only having them in the password protected section, for which the people who have access to this, I assume are aware of what they are looking at.
best, Tom
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 : 16:43
Syd said ...
J.N. Darby examined this book in detail -
He said: "The abuse of Scripture in Mr. Jukes' book is flagrant."
Now Darby is not the standard; the Word of God is. So when Jukes' statements are compared with Scripture, there is little concurrence, and his reasoning barely understandable. As the warning given - "strange teachings."
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 : 02:47
Andrew said ...
Why does the front page indicate that it was written by M.A.?
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 : 09:30
Syd said ...
M.A.?? Uncertain, but the writer is Jukes, and the warning to be heeded. It is perhaps not surprising that in his postscript he appeals to William Law and quotes lengthy portions from Law's writings. Jukes writes on page 66: "And as by the hidden fire of this present life, shut up in these bodies of corruption, we are able by the wondrous chemistry of nature through corruption to change the fruits and flesh of the earth into our blood, and from blood again into our flesh and bone and sinew; so by the fire of God can we be changed, and made partakers of Christ's flesh and blood." This is not out of context. This is typical of how Law wrote. Darby wrote that Jukes in his book presents salvation by chastening, and denies divine life given and atonement for sin.

Read William Law and you'll find his strange, mystical theorising on the new birth and other vital subjects of Scripture. The apostle Paul exposed those who "say there is no resurrection from the dead." So, shouldn't we refer to those who may have a reading among Christians, but are false, and expose their erroneous teaching especially in a day when there is a grasping after every teaching of man?
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 : 17:37
john said ...
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Eph 1:7-19

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Col. 1:15-29

22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. I Cor 15:22-28

God can never be "all in all" if multitudes spend eternity in torment. Christ can never destroy death if the second death is of eternal duration. When all the enemies are subject to Him, the triumph of His love will have destroyed all enmity and reconciled all things.

Ro. 11:32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay them?”
36 For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Monday, Jan 22, 2024 : 10:45
Syd said ...
John writes: “God can never be ‘all in all’ if multitudes spend eternity in torment.” This passage in 1 Cor 15 does not refer to the nature of God, suggesting that to be “all in all” He must effect universal reconciliation. It refers to His counsels with respect to the government of all things by His Son (see Ps 8). If people will reject the grace of God in the offering of His Son for sin on the cross, and refuse to believe in Him, then aren’t they typically the enemies that He will put under His feet? Stephen the first martyr said of such enemies - “ye do always resist the Holy Ghost” (Acts 7:51). Those who willingly resist, cannot be reconciled to God.

John writes: “Christ can never destroy death if the second death is of eternal duration.” You don’t seem to understand the completed work of Christ on the cross. By entering into death, Christ destroyed him who had the power of death, that is the devil (Heb 2:14). Who has the power now? Christ! He says in Rev 1:8—“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

People still die but that has nothing to do with the second death. One day death itself as we know it now, will be swallowed up (1 Cor 15:54). But the second death doesn’t mean that death still reigns. It means eternal separation from God forever in the lake of fire, and the Bible is clear who will be cast into it (Rev 21:8). Christ has defeated death, and death itself will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:14). So we see the complete victory over death by the One who has the power.

John writes: “When all the enemies are subject to Him, the triumph of His love will have destroyed all enmity and reconciled all things.” This suggests universal reconciliation, which is totally in opposition to the Word of God. To reconcile all things to Himself (Col 1:20) means that all things in heaven and earth will be restored to order and rule under Christ when He comes to reign. But those who have rejected Christ, will come under judgement.
Monday, Jan 22, 2024 : 22:51

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