I bought this book believing it to be a new book by George Knight, only to discover this manuscript is a reprint of his Millennial Fever and the End of the World. Nevertheless, I appreciate having this book available again and find it indispensible for anyone who wants to know and understand the background of the world out of which the Seventh-day Adventist Church came. . .
THE APOSTLE JOHN wrote his Gospel with a specific and very direct purpose. He declares this to be: "Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name" (chap. 20:30, 31).*
"PREACH the gospel." This crisp, pregnant command of our Lord to His disciples on the occasion of His ascension, centralizes and defines the activity of His church. Evangelism was, and is, and must be the all-absorbing activity of the church of Christ. Medical, educational, social, and philanthropic works are integral aspects of Christianity, but only in relation to its chief commitment evangelism.