Darby’s synopsis on the middle books of the New Testament is devoted to the Holy Spirit, the events at Pentecost, and the work of the Spirit through apostolic authority. He also provides an introduction to the Epistles as a literary genre, noting that they connect the life of God with life on earth. His synopsis on Romans is especially thorough, because, he says, it aptly describes Christ’s presence on earth and the life of the Church.
“For this we need the Lord’s strength, and of this the apostle now speaks. ‘Be strong,’ he says, ‘in the Lord.’ The enemy is subtle. We have to withstand his stratagems even more than his power. Neither the strength nor even the wisdom of man can do anything here. We must be armed with the panoply, that is the whole armor of God.” (Page 475)
“God was with His servant; and, instead of the self-seeking which instigated these sorry preachers of the truth, there was found in Paul the pure desire for the proclamation of the good news of Christ, the whole value of which he deeply felt, and which he desired above all, be it in what way it might.” (Pages 492–493)
“as in this world. He is justified and has life in Christ, but is here, and not viewed as risen with Him” (Page 120)
“If I have a bad conscience, I am vexed with myself, I grow angry with others.” (Page 481)
“when the will is held in check, peace reigns in the soul.” (Page 481)
Darby left a lasting legacy for us today.
—Conservative Theological Journal
To see classical dispensationalist theology at its best, one must read Darby…
—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Darby was a brilliant man…
—Moody Handbook of Theology