The Hopes of the Church of God, by John Nelson Darby
I put this up, to show what was the basic teaching of the Anglo-Irish (Irish but born in London) John Nelson Darby for the Church of God on earth. Note Mr. Darby was a one time Anglican rector of the Church of Ireland, and then with a few others later they began what was to be called ‘the Brethren’ movement. And the rest is history! Of course Mr. Darby has been called the modern father of Dispensationalism, but many others like another Irishman, Mr. William Kelly, (1821-1906), who had a 15,000 volume library and who was himself a graduate of Trinity in Dublin, as JND. And were good friends before the great church division which separated them. But even after, and Darby’s death, William Kelly became the great keeper and biographer of the many Collected Writings, etc. of JND.
“The Cross of Christ is real – the hatred of the world is real – the love of God is real.” About a week before Mr. Kelly died he spoke about these three things which were real to him! May they too become very real to us, who name the name of Christ! And the time is much later than Kelly’s day for sure! Come Lord Jesus!