• Dr. William G. Finlay

    by Published on 07-13-2010 02:34 AM
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    The 'measuring' in the eleventh chapter of the Revelation is un­doubtedly expressive of the two so-called forms of Christianity as it obtained during the tumultuous years of the Reformation era. Rome, with its pseudo-Christian pretensions could not and still cannot mea­sure up to the yardstick of the open Word of God while there were and still are many Protestants in a like condition who prefer traditional religion to Biblical exposition.
    It is significant that the 'measuring' was to be made within 'the temple of God and the altar and them that worship therein' and which, on analysis, will .be found to be a specific dwelling place on the earth. The word 'temple' is translated from the Greek word naio which literal­ly means to 'dwell' and as it is inconceivable that the angel of the Lord would command the measuring of the heavens — this cannot be done (Jer. 31:37) — one is left to ponder the subject of a dwelling place of their own ..." (II Sam. 7:10). By correlating the evidence of the prophets, one is able to appreciate that this appointed place was Revelation symbolism, is to be found associated with the Israel people of God.
    At a time when the Israel people were in the ascendancy under the reign of David, the Lord God informed the king that He had ap­pointed '. . . a place for my people Israel . . . that they may dwell in a place appointed by God on the earth. Such a place is very definitely mentioned in the Scriptures and, as with the ever-recurring pattern of to be the 'isles of the sea' (Isa. 49:1) in which, through the vicarious Sacrifice of the Lamb of God, the people would be called the 'sons of the living God' (Hos. 1:10). Thus then one is able to see that the Lord commanded that His Israel people, now in the appointed place, be measured in accordance with the requirement of Scripture in order to ascertain their readiness to receive the covenant promises from Him. This was the projection of the offer of the Lord spoken through Moses and incorporated in the Law of the Lord which states: "When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them" (Deut. 4:30-31).
    This 'measuring' was the most logical act at the time for while intensive missionary work had been done in Israel in dispersion at the instigation of the Lord (Matt. 10:6 and Acts 2:36), no tangible evidence exists to testify that the nation turned to the Lord. The inexorable march of the Seven Times punishment (Lev. 26:28) continued and at the time of the Reformation had still a further two centuries to run. With the open Word of God in hand, as a people they could now see that they were a redeemed nation with all the responsibility of this status before them — indeed an opportunity to put into operation the blue-print for world blessing as it was committed to the Patriarchs. The 'measuring', however, showed that while new light had been injected into the people and while there was evidence of a dawning knowledge of identity, ...
    by Published on 07-13-2010 02:28 AM
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    A Study of the Book of Revelation

    By W.G. Finlay D.D.



    Identity of the Churches in Asia
    The Crystalising of the Revelation
    The Secular Tapestry of the Apocalypse
    The Fifth Seal and Change
    The Little Book
    Israel to the fore
    The Beast
    Setting the end of the age Scene
    The Other 'woman'
    CHAPTER 10
    The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
    CHAPTER 11
    The Resurrection of the Dead
    CHAPTER 12
    The Books Opened
    CHAPTER 13
    The End

    The Book of 'the Revelation of Jesus Christ', after an incredibly chequered history for almost two hundred years, was through ecclesi­astical sanction, finally admitted to what Jerome called 'the holy library' and which the church calls 'The Canon of Scripture'. It is patently obvious that ecclesiastics, both ancient and modern, have remained sceptical about the authenticity of the last Book of the Bible and have treated it, together with the Epistle to the Hebrews, James and II Peter, with a suspicion which borders on complete rejection. The bias against these Books — and indeed against the Old Testament nar­rative — is, whether men know it or not, an extension of the first at­tempt to form a Canon of Scripture in 140 A.D. The 'Canon of Marcion' contained one Gospel which was a mutilated revision of that by Luke and ten epistles by Paul — all of which was the sum total of the early writings considered 'profitable for doctrine'. The reason for this pecu­liar 'censorship' was that Marcion, who, notwithstanding his Roman name was a 'converted Jew', declared that all the Apostles, with the exception of Paul, were corrupters of the Truth who should be expung­ed from ecclesiastical memory.
    In essence, Marcion's contention has been projected into modern theology which relegates the writings of bona fide Apostles to the position of inferiority and utterly rejects any other portion of Holy Scripture which appears to be in conflict with what Paul has written. What has been forgotten in this modern day and age is that when the Apostles did write — their main objective was the oral preaching of 'the faith once delivered' — they never considered their literary efforts as 'the rule of truth' not- was it ...
    by Published on 07-13-2010 02:22 AM
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    BY W. G. Finlay

    With Foreword By Prof. O. S. HEYNS

    M.A., D.Sc., F.R.C.O.G.

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand

    "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be
    long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

    My sincere thanks are accorded to the library of the University of the Witwatersrand for allowing me free access to many of the technical books quoted. Also to the numerous friends without whose enthusiasm this book would never have been completed. To Professor O. S. Heyns for the several hours he so freely gave and also his encouragement and, finally, to the Rev. L. Shaw Butler for his most valuable editing.

    William G. Finlay.


    I AM glad to be able to write the foreword for this book, particularly as its aim is to provide a directive against the hazards encountered in the propagation of the doctrine of miscegenation.

    In this book Mr. Finlay has dealt with a difficult and contentious theme, one in which there can be no compromise. He has blended as simply as possible the scriptural admonitions against the corruption of flesh with the considered opinions of men of science.

    Mankind is ever searching for truth, for without this he has neither food for wisdom nor principle for conduct. It is obvious that light from a source other than that of man is imperative in this search, for the finite mind of man is unable, on his own, to arrive at the conclusion of fact. Scientific experimentation during the past fifty years has led to a greater understanding of much of the mysteries which surround the origin, nature and behaviour of homo sapiens. Scientific facts are established through continued and repeated testings of conclusions—but what has prompted and instigated the experiment? No flame is kindled without a spark, and in science this, I believe, is the activity of God in revelation to man.

    Science is a word which grips the imagination and is surrounded with an aura of romance. In fact, science is a hard taskmaster, ever demanding corroboration of fact until truth emerges, proven and irrefutable. It may be said of those who are pre-occupied with science and its importance that the researches, excluding technology, that have proved significant for our times are traceable to specific Caucasian racial elements. Endeavours are certainly being made today by scientists alien to this group, and it is likely to prove instructive to wait and see just how much that is of fundamental value emerges from them—from even the Russian borderland of these peoples.

    These alien groups are the goyim nations that are of Japhetic-Mongolian descent and the Negroid or non-white groups. It is significant that these alien groups are not specifically mentioned in the scriptures and are only indirectly referred to as in the scriptural record of Deuteronomy Chapter 27 and Leviticus Chapter 20. With the non-white groups, i.e. the dark races, the name Ham is associated. The Hamite experience in Africa is inescapable. From the land of Ham (Egypt) and elsewhere, certain of the sons of Ham migrated and mingled with practically all the African indigenes of the time. "A servant of servants shall he be." This epigram is reflected in Ruanda where Hamitic progeny are represented in at least three strata of humanity with corresponding subjugation. Whether or not the same principle of servitude would have applied had the Shemites committed miscegenation with the African indegenes is open to contemplation.

    Statistics reveal that the Bantu were raised from their Negro, or generally primeval state, through intermarriage with the Hamites. On the other hand it cannot be questioned that the Hamite was himself debased through this miscegenation.

    One admits that, through the Egyptian "Khem", "Ham" connotes a blackish colour, this being the nearest to which the scripture even approaches the treatment of the black races except for the inference recorded in Noah's curse, "a servant of servants shall he be". How this latter transpired, apart from the result of miscegenation, is difficult to see.

    The descendants of Adam were tainted by the "fall" in Eden. The Divine intention of restoration was immediately proclaimed and process begun. This was never intended to be retarded by miscegenation, evidence of which is found in the narrative of the Flood.

    Cohabitation between the different species is a violation of the basic biological law as set out in the opening chapters of the Bible. Later there is a clear injunction in the Law, given at Sinai, that cattle should not be allowed to gender with a diverse kind nor should there be the sowing of fields with mingled seed, not to mention the command that the holy ...
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