The background music playing on this page is a hymn
called I Am Trusting Thee
. The musical
score was composed by Bullinger in 1874. Lyrics by
Francis Ridley Havergal.
Ethelbert William Bullinger was born on December 15
in Canterbury, England. He was a direct descendent of
the great Swiss Reformer Johann Heinrich Bullinger, a
covenant theologian, who succeeded Zwingli in Zurich
in December of 1531.
Bullinger was educated at King's College,
London. He was a recognized scholar in the field of
biblical languages. The Archbishop of Canterbury
granted him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in
1881 in recognition of his biblical scholarship.
Some of his best known works are The Companion
Bible, Number in Scripture, Word
Studies on the Holy Spirit, The Witness of the
Stars, The Book of Job, Figures of
Speech Used in the Bible, Great Cloud of
Witnesses, The Critical Lexicon and
Concordance to the English and Greek New
Testaments, How To Enjoy the Bible and
Commentary On Revelation. You will find
something about most of these works here, with one
Dr. Bullinger believed in and taught the
pretribulation, premillennial rapture. He is also
considered an untradispensationalist because he
taught that the gospels and Acts were under the
dispensation of law, with the church actually
beginning at Paul's ministry after Acts 28:28.
We at Spera in Deo DO NOT agree with these two
particular teachings. Eschatologically speaking, we
are of the Historical Premillennial school (Christ returning after the tribulation - no rapture - but before the millennium) and we believe in a covenantal theology rather than a dispensational view. Therefore we cannot recommend Bullinger's Commentary On Revelation. And even though we highly recommend The Companion Bible, we don't necessarily agree with everything found in the appendices
in the back - especially suspect is the very last
appendix because this also is an ultradispensationalist view of Revelation.
*If all this eschatology talk is confusing to you, or
you would like to learn more about the various views
on the return of Christ, check out The Meaning of The Millennium: Four Views.
It's rare that one person would agree with
every single doctrine that another person believes.
None of us are perfect while we are in this world and
we all probably have a few false notions in our
heads...so read Bullinger and all mens' works
Dr. Bullinger died on June 6, 1913, in London,
England, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of works
to help us in the study of God's Word.
Two of Bullinger's works are already in our
permanent collection in our bookstore. To find out more
about these books, please take a look by clicking