A. T. Jones presented these studies from February 12 through March 14,1897. At the time of these discourses, the air was filled with the talk of war. In fact, the Spanish American War began in April 1898. The observations and insights that Jones offered his contemporaries are invaluable to us as well as we face the challenges of a world once again in crisis.
Posted by Nancy F. on 17th Feb 2018
It is with some sadness that I read these series of sermons. You can almost tell that Jones knows the time has past for the Lord to come at that time. Yet, I had never read about literal Egypt before and was surprised by how it all fits in with the other scripture he brings in. We are usually referring to Babylon, not Egypt, yet there it is, undeniable and oh so important to see and understand. This is my first reading of the 1897 sermons. I will look forward to more being revealed in future readings. I wish I knew what happened to Jones. There has been books written about his abruptness, his arrogance. Yet I have not noticed it in his sermons. I know Ellen rebuked him once as too sharp? But our historians paint a terrible view of this man who I have come to love and respect. I cannot imagine how disappointed he and Prescott and Haskell and Waggoner must have been. White repeats herself over and over that Jones and Waggoners apostasy is a direct result of the treatment they received. It is my hope that I shall see Jones in the first resurrection.