Faith Strengthened  Table of Contents Part 2, Chapter 58 Part 2, Chapter 60
 Faith Strengthened Chapter 59  Part 2  

Acts 1:6-7, "When they [the Apostles], therefore, were come together, they asked of Jesus, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father has put in his own power."

The enquirers were evidently awaiting the restoration, and learned from his own avowal, that he did not consider himself the restorer of the kingdom of the Jews. At the same time he owned, that the termination of Israel's exile is only known to the Almighty. If Jesus had considered himself divinely inspired, he would have given an answer in unison with his supernatural knowledge.