Dispensational Truth: Introduction And Biographical Sketch Of Clarence Larkin

The Author has always deplored the tendency of writers on "Dispensational Truth" to say uncharitable things of each other, and to unfairly present the side of their opponent; he has therefore earnestly and prayerfully sought to avoid any such criticisms and to simply expound the Word of God as the Holy Spirit opened it up to him. He has sought not to be influenced by any religious or doctrinal bias, and with "open mind" to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and let the Scriptures say what they was to say. His writings therefore must be judged by their agreement or disagreement with the Holy Scriptures.


About Clarence Larkin

Clarence Larkin was born in Pennsylvania in 1850 and was converted to Christ at the age of 19. He worked as a professional draftsman for a period and was later ordained a Baptist minister.

Larkin was not a premillennialist at the time of his ordination, but study of the Scriptures led him to adopt the premillennial position. Using his former drafting skills he began to make large wall charts for use in the pulpit. These led to him being invited to teach in two Bible institutes. During this time he published a number of prophetical charts which were widely circulated.

When World War I broke out in 1914 God laid it on his heart to prepare a work on Dispensational Truth (or God’s Plan and Purpose in the Ages) containing a number of charts. He spent three years of his life designing and drawing the charts and preparing the text. The popularity it has received since its publication in 1918 seems to indicate that the world was waiting for such a book.

Larkin followed this masterpiece with other books: Rightly Dividing the Word, The Book of Daniel, Spirit World, Second Coming of Christ, and more. During the last five years of his life, the demand for Larkin’s books made it necessary for him to give up the pastorate and devote his full time to writing. He went to be with the Lord on January 24, 1924.

Here now we present to you Clarence Larkin’s life work of Dispensational Truth.

Dispensational Truth
God’s Plan and Purpose in the Ages

Clarence Larkin

Author of a Work on
The Book of Revelation, and a Pamphlet on
The Second Coming of Christ

This Book is

to the

who, through the Holy Spirit, has imparted to me the knowledge
and mechanical skill to construct these Charts.

For Sale by the Publishers,
Rev. Clarence Larkin Est.
P.O. Box 334, Glenside, Pa. 19038
U. S. A.

Copyrighted 1918–All rights reserved.
Enlarged and Revised Edition Copyrighted 1920.

The Charts and Diagrams and Cuts in this book must not
be used in any way without written permission
from the Author.

[All of Larkin’s works have passed into the public domain.]

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