The Lord’s Return
By Dr. F. T. Ellis
As I have gone the length and breadth of the land in the last 15 or 16 years and ministered in churches belonging to all the well-known denominations on various occasions, I have had ample opportunity of making certain observations, and I have observed that those churches where the doctrine of the Lord’s return has a proper place on its program--are the churches that have real missionary enthusiasm, the churches that believe in prayer and the prayer meeting, the churches where Bible study is a prominent feature. In a word, in the majority of cases and all other things being equal, they are the live churches.
As I have observed these things, it has helped me to believe that the doctrine of the Lord’s return is pre-eminently a practical doctrine, and that it produces glorious results in the assemblies of God’s people.