The Ruin of Rome

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 198 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1798. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... if they should not be done here in earth, or .if they should all be deserred till the very coming of Christ, and in the mean time antichrist shall prevail. But it will be objected, thatSt.Paul faith, 'The Lord shall consume antichrist with' 'the spirit of his mouth, and abolish him 'with the brightnesses his coming, ' 2'shes. ii. 8.. Therefore before his coming he shall not be utterly abolished. True it is indeed, he shall not utterly be cut osf in all his members, till the very coming of Christ: for there will be some papists remaining in all countries, even unto the end; there be some, nay, many, .that will carry the beast's mark even until the last day. But the Holy Ghost in this prophecy speaketh of the revolting and falling away of kingdoms and countries from the see of Rome; whereby it shall come to pass, that it shall be exceedingly weakened, and brought so low, that the kings of the earth shall easily take it; or, as .the Holy Ghost speaketh, mail easily pass over their Euphrates being dried up, and enter their Babylon. But then$ will some man fay, Shall there be no Pope at all a little before the coming of Christ? I answer, and not I, but the Holy Ghost for me; he shall be a poor Pope, a naked Pope, a desolate Pope, a Pope whose flesh shall be torn, whose slesh shall wither, as we shall hear by and by. He shall be such a Pope, as Ishbosheth was a king, when Abner and all Israel sell away from.him. -- He shall be such a Pope as the king os Portugal is a king. . But it will be objected, How know you this? are you a prophet? can you foretell of things to come? I answer, St. John was a prophet, and indued with a prophetical spirit in this matter of his visions and revelations; and I speak no more than St. John hath set down. And therefore I hope I spea...

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