PREFACE TO REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
THE first edition of this book consisted of two chapters. The first was a lecture on the subject of redemption through the Lord Jesus Christ, the Hebrew Messiah and Saviour of the world. Since Hebrews, chapters 1 and 2, deals with this subject so very specifically and fully, I made a translation of them and combined it with a running comment and presented this material as Chapter Two of that volume.
Because of the vital importance of the message of Chapter One, and the universal need for this truth concerning redemption through Christ, I decided to add supplementary new material and to quote many passages from the Sacred Scriptures that were only referred to in the first edition, in order that those among the nations who do not have a copy of the Word of God might at least have in their hands those portions to which reference is made, and which constitute the biblical proof of the teaching presented.
It is the earnest desire of the Biblical Research Society that this present volume be translated into the leading languages that are spoken by the peoples of the world in order that it may deliver its message to the great educated classes, who are leading the nations. I am convinced that there are many individuals in all nations who are thus providentially placed in positions of leadership, and who desire the message of redemption, not only for their own good, but also for the good of those with whom they are associated.
This book goes forth on its world-wide mission with a prayer that God may use it and bless its message to the enriching, spiritually speaking, of the lives of untold millions. May it be used of Him in helping prepare for the world-wide revival, of which we read in the Psalms, the Prophets, and the Book of Revelation, chapter 7.
Los Angeles, California
September 1, 1950