“‘When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son’ [Galatians 4:4]. Providence had directed the movements of nations, and the tide of human impulse and influence, until the world was ripe for the coming of the Deliverer. The nations were united under one government. One language was widely spoken, and was everywhere recognized as the language of literature. From all lands the Jews of the dispersion gathered to Jerusalem to the annual feasts. As these returned to the places of their sojourn, they could spread throughout the world the tidings of the Messiah’s coming…. .At this time the systems of heathenism were losing their hold upon the people. Men were weary of pageant and fable. They longed for a religion that could satisfy the heart. While the light of truth seemed to have departed from among men, there were souls who were looking for light, and who were filled with perplexity and sorrow. They were thirsting for a knowledge of the living God, for some assurance of a life beyond the grave.” –The Desire of Ages, page 32.
NOTE: “one government. One language ” – English is pretty much the “One language” spoken in our world today. (I give you three guesses who is the head of this “one government” – and the first two guesses do not count). The whole world is searching for truth. We have a great opportunity in front of us, as never before. No matter where you go, a large number of people know English as their second language. The door is now open, let us enter through it before it is slammed shut in our faces:
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name…. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:7, 8, 20 KJV).
The Library of Congress, long ago endorsed “The Desire of Ages” as the best book on the life of Christ. I can attest to that fact. It always led me straight to the Bible. I found that it always agreed with the Bible in revealing our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You should be able to download a copy to read on the Internet – in the Pdf form below. If not, try ordering a copy from your local library. If all else fails, just send me a message.
DESIRE of AGES/story of Christ’s life – from beginning to end in pdf form: