Twelve Sermons Introductory to the Study of the Prophecies, Volume 2

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W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1773 - Antichrist
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Page 229 - Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets ; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish : for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Page 169 - Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Page 68 - He gave this and the Prophecies of the Old Testament, not to gratify men's curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event, and his own Providence, not the Interpreters, be then manifested thereby to the world.
Page 215 - When the state of the question was thus changed, it was easy to see what would be the issue of so much indiscretion. The dispute was not only carried on in a dark and remote scene, into which the people could not follow their learned champions ; but was rendered infinitely tedious, and, indeed, interminable. For those early writings, now to be considered as of the highest authority, were voluminous in themselves ; and, what was worse, were composed in so loose, so declamatory, and often in so hyperbolical...
Page 107 - For thus the expreffion conforms, at once, to the type, and antitype : it is, as it were, a robe of ftate, for the one...
Page 63 - An union of the catholic and protestant churches seemed necessary to this end; and the apparent candour, whether real or affected, of some learned persons, whom he had long known and valued in the church of Rome, drew him into the belief that such a project was not impracticable. Henceforth it became the ruling object of his life; and permitting himself too easily to conclude that the protestant doctrine of antichrist was the sole or principal obstruction to the union desired...
Page 135 - FIRST contains, in ch. xi, a summary view of •what should befall the Christian church, contemporary with the events deduced in the second part concerning the empire ; and is given in this place, in order to connect the second and third parts, and to shew their correspondence and contemporaneity. See Mr. Mede's Clavis, p. 424 ; and Comment. Apocalypt. p. 476. The SECOND part of the last division, from ch.
Page 63 - ... pacific virtues. He was, on principle, a sincere and zealous Christian; and consequently impressed with a due sense of that exalted charity which is the characteristic of that religion ; but he had seen and felt much of the mischiefs which proceed from theological quarrels; and thus every thing concurred to make him a friend to peace, and above all, to peace among Christians. An...
Page 63 - Antichrist was the sole, or principal obstruction to the union desired, be bent all the efforts of his wit and learning to discredit and overthrow that doctrine. Thus, was this virtuous man betrayed by the wisdom and equity of his own character ; and I know not if the observation of the moral poet can be so justly applied to any other — Insani sapiens nomen ferat, aequus iniqui, Ultra quam satis est, virtutem si petat ipsam f.
Page 208 - Rome, and have, in part, been signally accomplished in the history of that church, it is beyond all doubt, that our communion with it is dangerous ; nay, that our separation from it is a matter of strict duty. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues* — are plain and decisive words, and, if allowed to be spoken of that church, bring the controversy between the Protestant and Papal Christians to...

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