Romanism In Its Relation To The Second Coming Of Christ
A Lecture by Rev Robert Bickersteth, M.A., Rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields
(Delivered before the Young Men's Christian Association, in Exeter Hall, November 29, 1853)
The subject on which I have to address you is - The Relation of Romanism to the Second Coming of Christ. I desire to approach the consideration of it with the seriousness and solemnity befitting a theme of such transcendent importance.
Romanism, to be properly understood, must be examined in the light of prophecy; to be successfully assailed, must be fought with the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. I wish it to be understood in the very outset, that in exposing our denouncing the errors of Romanism I am actuated by no spirit of hostility to those whose honest convictions may have led them to adopt these errors. I desire as much as possible to abstain from the utterance of a single expression which might be calculated unnecessarily to irritate or to wound.