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OF JUDE. Fol. 130.
He asserts that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, had foretold this
great and awful period.
THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN. Fol. 131.
Introduced by showing that this Revelation came from Jesus
Christ himself— A blessing pronounced on all who should read or
hear it-The fact declared in plain and strong language-Repeats
the call to hear what the Spirit says to the Churches—Three times
in five verses, mentions the great event of the second advent-
States the particulars of the session around the throne in Heaven
-Also, when it shall take place-Repeats the new song of the el.
ders—He expressly declares that Christ “ had made us unto God
kings and priests, and we shall reign with him on earth”-A reca-
pitulation of the issue of six thousand year's labours and suffering-
An account of the binding of Satan for one thousand years, The
saints shall live and reign with Christ one thousand years-A new
Heaven and a new earth described—What we are taught by these
INFERENCES. Fol. 143.
An essential doctrine of the Christian revelation- Jesus Christ
the great subject of it--Designed for the support and comfort of
God's people during the fiery trials of the present state-Not to be
fully known about the time of the end, that is, of the Roman
government–The reasons for this-Mr. Lowth and Thomas Par-
ker's observations-Christians encouraged to seek and inquire-Sir
Isaac Newton's opinion-Purposes of the prophesy of the istand 2d
advent--Zoroaster's opinion-Conclusion from these encourage-
ments-Edward King's answer to the objection, that this is a vain
inquiry-Eleventh chapter of the Revelation contains an epitome
of all the times subsequent to that of John-- These times to be ex-
amined into and inquired after-The surest guide and interpreter
are the meaning of the Spirit, in the original places in the Old Tes-
tament already fulfilled - Necessary to understand the figurative
language of Scripture for this purpose.
ON THE FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE OF THE SCRIPTURES. Fol. 168.
Introduction-Bishop of Gloucester's opinion of the prophetic
style—The same of Dr. Johnson, of Hollywood - The only lan-
guage that could answer a universal purpose-Example of Epa-
minondas-Other instances—The Jews, as well as our Saviour
taught in this language-The apostles also--Allegories made use
of in the Old Testament-In this language John has written his
divine vision-Substance of the 11th chapter-First 15 verses se-
lected accordingly, as containing the substance of the whole.
THE 11TH CHAPTER OF THE REVELATION. Fol. 177.
The 15 verses recited— The first vision of the apostle—the lit-
tle book eaten by him—The meaning of it—The angel measures
the Temple and Altar-Mr. Mede's ideas on this subject-Power
given to God's witnesses-Designs of Prophesy—The understand-
ing of which to be increased by every one casting in his mite.
THE WITNESSES : WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE. Fol. 187.
Not a succession of witnesses-They are the olive trees and
candlesticks standing before God-Two indelible marks are, hav-
ing been in being and well known to the apostle and the Church
at and before the time of receiving the vision—and must continue
to near the end of the 1260 years—The Scriptures, from the be-
ginning hold up. God's witnesses to view3d and 4th chapters of
Zachariah explain the figure of these witnesses-Fourteen places
in the Pentateuch where the Tabernacle is called the Testimony
or Witness-The Sabbath and Lord's day, with their ordinances,
often in Scripture called God's witness—The purposes of those
days-Ezekiel's declaration as to the Sabbath, being a sign or
witness—All nations entertained a like idea of their religious ce-
remonies—The opinion of the Jews-Instances among the Hea-
then-The Patriarch's alsoNot the 7th day of the week that
was sanctified ; but the 7th day of the creation, being the first
day of the first complete week—was a type of the second advent
- Is one of Christ's witnesses mentioned by John-These wit-
nesses have been prophesying in sackloth for about 1260 years
Examples—The Beast is the emperor of Rome-Witnesses will
be about finishing their testimony towards the end of the Roman
hierarchy—Then another beast or government to arise within the
former Roman empire, that shall make war against these witnesses
of God and kill them—Sir Isaac Newton and Dr. Clarke's opin-
ions-This beast or government to arise out of the bottomless pit
-Its meaning-Mosheim, Dr. Lancaster, and Quintus Cur-
tius's Observations—The same beast or government mentioned
again in the 18th chapter-To arise before the testimony of the
witnesses is finished ; but near the end of it-Mr. Daubuz's opin-
ion-The imagery taken from our Lord's passion—The fate of
mystical Babylon-What end to answer-Criticism on the 8th
verse-Bodies of witnesses will remain in the street unburied-
Mr. Daubuz's explanation-Roman empire denominated Egypt,
Sodom, and Babylon—The dependants of this government re-
joice and send gifts, on the occasion-News of counter revolution
in FranceAfter three years and an half the witnesses to be res-
tored to life-They ascend in a cloud, predictive of their restora-
tion to honour and use- -Account of the convocation of the con-
stitutional clergy of France.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR RESURRECTION. Fol. 249.
A great Earthquake, or overturning the political state of the
government-By which the tenth part of the city or empire was
ruined or changed-Seven thousand men of names, or great men,
destroyed-Philip Nicolai's comment-Edward King's do.—Mr.
Mede's and Maimonides do.-Seven thousand pedigrees of great
men surrendered in France-Another interpretation, relating to
communities either of Church or State-Nearly the same number
of towns and villages in France have changed their names since
the revolution—The second wo is nearly past and the third com-
eth-Now are the latter times of the fourth monarchy, when men
will give glory to God-Unequivocal testimony of facts foretold,
to the conviction of the followers of the beast and others—These
events shew that the finishing of the second wo is nearly accom-
plished— The watchful observer will be roused, to stand ready for
the coming of the Bridegroom—Daniel's complaint of being alone
in this view of the subject.
A REVIEW OF THE WHOLE. Fol. 262.
Objection of the danger of enthusiasm answered-Christ guards
his people against it-wrong to charge it on his real disciples.
THE TIME OF THE END, OR THE LATTER TIME, &c. Fol. 266.
Great importance of the death and resurrection of the witnesses
--Sounding of the seventh angel-Mr. Daubuz's comment-The
figure of the elders before the throne, taken from the High Priest
in the Jewish Sanhedrim-Late events have added to the force of
this interpretation - The words in Daniel, closed or sealed up, till
towards the time of the end-Duties required-St. John encoura-
ges us to persevere-Caution necessary-Ending of second wo,
and the 1260 years, nearly synchronize-Difficulty of translating
from one language to another--Method of investigating the sub-
ject-In eight divisions.
TIME OF RECEIVING THE REVELATION. Fol. 275.
St. John undoubtedly the person to whom made-The thousand
year's reign, was anciently the general opinion of orthodox Chris-
tians-Eusebius of Nicomedia deserves no credit-Papias, Justin
Martyr, Irenæus, Eusebius
Pamplrilius, Ignatius and Clemens Alex-
andrinus, their opinions-The fact never disputed till Dyonysius,
in the year 250, raised some doubts about it, but he acknowledge
ed the author to be divinely inspired-Mr. Mede's opinion-St.
John was nephew to our Lord-Thrown into a caldron of boiling
oil-Came out unhurt and banished to Patmos-Recalled and re-
sided in Asia.
THE TIME OF THE CHURCH'S PURITY. Fol. 280.
Till 360 or 400 years after John's vision, or till somewhere about
the year 500--Villalpandus on the measure of the temple.
TIME OF THE DESTRUCTION OF ROME PAGAN. Fol. 282.
To commence, not from the temporal power of the pope, but
from the apostasy of the Church to image worship or spiritual for.
nication-Hyppolitus, his opinion-No invocation of saints or an-
gels before the year 300-Began with Babylus's bones, by means
of Julian--Profane history confirms the fact-After the death of
Valentinian, Rome was sacked by Gensericus the Vandal, who
carried away the furniture of the temple, brought from Jerusalem
by Titus.-Augustulus followed, who being conquered by Odoacer
and Theodoricus an Ostrogoth, the empire of Rome ended-It was
divided into tén kingdomsAn important fact in considering this
subject-Bishop Newton's opinion-Bishops of Rome assume the
title of Pontifex Maximus--Supposed to be the man of sin- The
writer, no pretensions to knowledge further than what is revealed
-Apostasy of the Church to spiritual idolatry and whoredom,
completed about the year 500-Daniel's addition of thirty and
forty-five years to the 1260.
THE STATE OF THE CHURCH, DURING THIS LAST PERIOD. Fol. 298.
Theodoric's conduct-Offences began to arise-Mr. Gibbon's
opinion–The Pope began to show his power-He claims absolute
authority under St. Peter-Established about the year 500-In-
stances of his assumption of sovereign power-Apostolic canons
--Degeneracy of Church to idolatry-Epiphanius and Augustine's
opinion and conduct-Worship of angels condemned in the Laodi-
cean council-Christianity embraced by the Barbarians-Arian
controversy-Sorrows of the Church increase, and the beauties of
our holy religion soon clouded over-Paul the 1st excommunicates
the Greek emperor, and Henry the 4th of Germany-Pope Inno-
cent the 2d establishes transubstantiation and the Inquisition-In-
struction on the Lord's day-Moral and religious causes for wit-
nesses mourning in sackloth— The invasion of the Huns—Instan-
ces of terrible destruction–Tertullian's reason for Christian's
praying for the Roman empire-Opinion of early Christians -
Disputes of the bishops of Rome with those of Constantinople-
The Waldenses and Albigenses' declarations against the Church
of Rome-Pope's sentence of excommunication-White on the
6th and 7th centuries-Gregory the 2d. his epistle-Popes Inno-
cent the 2d, Martin the 5th, and Leo the 10th, their conduct
Inauguration of the Pope-Cardinal Bellarmine and Bengelius-
Ignorance of 8th and 9th centuries-Persecutions of both Pagans
and Christians-Martyrs in France--Clergy causes great scandal
-Offence given by Luther.
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BEAST ARISING OUT OF THE BOTTOM-
LESS PIT. Fol. 330,
This government full proof of the time of witnesses finishing
their prophesy, and the end of the second wo-Figurative lan-
guage made use of in early times, and the time of John-- Thus
the beast or government, in other places called antichrist, was to
slay the witnesses, and designated a government to arise about
the time of their finishing their testimony- This expected by Hy.
politus of Portua--A most important event-not well understood
till the latter times of the Roman government-Nine remarkable
events attending that Government, will shew the ending of the
second wo---Will be as a herald of the skies, proclaiming the
fall of Babylon.
PRESENT APPEARANCE IN THE ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE, COMPA-
RED WITH THE PROPHECIES. Fol. 346.
The vial already poured out on the seat of the beast-An ex-
traordinary government has arisen, the effects of which require
attention—The facts of the present century (the 18th) to be as-
certained–The downfall of the order of Jesuits ---Remarkable
prediction of archbishop Brower-charge of conspiracy against the
king of Portugal — The whole order abolished --The Jesuits, the
nobles of the Papal monarchy-Disputes between Great Britain
and her colonies-Free Masonry carried into France --On which
were founded the societies called Lodges-King of Prussia made
a tool of– Established and carried on by Voltaire and D'Alembert
to oppose the Christian religion and all government--Their vari-
ous names-receive celebrity by the Duke of Chartres, or Or-
leans joining them-Voltaire's abominable language-- The perfect-
ing the Christian religion made a pretence-Club at Baron Hol-
beck's, in Paris, of which Voltaire was perpetual president-Lord
Orford's letter-The lodge of Paris, moulded into the Jacobin
club, soon ruled the kingdom-Gen. Custine invited into Germa-
ny-One Zimmerman an enthusiast-Causes of their brilliant
victories-The lodges frequented by people of all ranks and of
every profession-Intended to establish Druidism and the Hea-
then philosophy-The emperor Joseph, of Austria, and other roy-
al adepts imposed upon-Names of some of the principal members
-Thus the most immoral principles spread over France-Protec-
ted in Russia-Poland-Prussia, and in the north of Germany-
Increased to 266_Elector Palatine alarmed, prosecutes the prin-
cipal members, and apparently breaks up the society in his domin-
ions—But arise under a new name-Oath of the Candidate_Their
principles compared with those of the Gospel-Journal of the
order-Several lodges in America—Dr. Robertson of Edinburgh, his
work against them-Letter from Wm. Smith, of Connecticut, con-
firming his account_Transgressors had now come to the full-Dr.
Robertson's character-A young lady's account of the Society-