"Matthew was a Hebrew, whose calling in life was that of a tax-gatherer under the Roman government. His writing evidences his acquaintance with the Hebrew Scriptures, and especially with those which foretold the coming of the Messiah King. Thus, both in his religious thinking and in the prosecution of his daily calling he was familiar with the idea of government."
--From Matthew: Jesus Christ the King
"The only satisfactory introduction to the book of Revelation is found in the text thereof, which deals with authorship, nature, origin, method, and intention. Its earliest phrase constitutes its title, and indicates its content. It is the 'unveiling of Jesus Christ.' Our analysis is based upon the supposition that the key to the interpretation of the book is found in the final charge of Jesus to John, 'Write therefore the things which thou sawest, and the things which are, and the things which shall come to pass after these.'"
--From Revelation: The Unveiling of Jesus Christ