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corrupt Christianity, and set up spiritual tyrant in
ed. p. 212.
ü. The scheme of Mr. Whitaker shewn to be still more ob
jectionable. p. 222. (4.) Au historical statement of the events, which took place
during the time that the beast lay dead, and after his
revival. p. 225.
head of the beasť' consists jointly of his seventh and
sought for among the followirig powers: the line of the Western Emperors after the division of the empirc; the three kingdoms of the Heruli, the Ostrogoths, and the Lombards; the Exarcháte of Ravenna ; the Popedom;
and the Carlovingian empire. p. 232. i. It cannot be the line of the Western Emperors and the
Papacy, as Mr. Mede supposes. p. 235. ii. Neither can it be the three Gothic kingdoms in Italy and
the Papacy, as Mr. Sharpe supposes. p. 236. iii. Nor can it be the Exarchâte of Ravenna' and the Papacy,
as Bp. Newton' supposes. p. 237. iv. Nor the Papacy considered as existing in a two-fold ca
pacity, as Mr. Brightman, Mr. Mann, and others,
have supposed. p. 240. . But the Patriciâte of Romë merging into the Carlovin
gian Emperorship. While Charlemagne was Patrician of Rome, he was the seventh bead: when he became Emperor, he was the eighth head ; the seventh and eighth heads being then, in his person, amalgamated, as it were, so as to form one septimo-octave head. p. 245.
3. Three objections to this scheme of interpretation answered.
17 (1.) How à king of France can be a head of the beast, when
France itself is one of the beast's ten horns. p. 251. (2.) How the Carlovingian emperors can be esteemed a head
of the beast, when their temporal supremacy has. No more been acknowledged since the days of Charle
magne than that of the Pope. p. 253. (3.) That the Carlovingian emperorship is only the Augustan
emperorship revived. p. 257. 4. No power has arisen within the limits of the Old Roman
empire, which at all answers to the prophetic character of the double or septimo octave head, except the
Carlovingian monarchy alone : because, p. 263. (1.) The Carlovingian monarchy was the Patriciate merging
into the feudal Emperorship: p. 263.9 (2.) Was the whole beast, as comprehending the whole Wes
- tern empire; p.263., tagaistme 0 1 (3.) And was the beast, that was, and is not, and p. 263.1942
l'oits: !!! 5. The ten horns of the beast appeared to the prophet To Be
growing on the sixth head, not on the last, as Mr.
Mede and Bp. Newton think. p. 264. - 30.7 III. Various points of resemblance between the beast, and thic
revived or papal Roman empire. p. 265.st 1. How the beast blasphemed the trame of God. p. 266.1 Il -2. How the world is said to worship the dragon, the beast,
and his image. p. 267. " 3. How power' was given to the beast over all kindreds, and
tongues, and nations. p. 268. IV. Recapitulation of the preceding scheme of interpretation.
1. The beast: his seven heads: his ten horns : his little horn:
his three eradicated horns. p. 270. 2. The apocalyptic ten-horned beast is not represented with
a little horn, like Daniel's ten-horned beast, because the place of the little horn is occupied in the Revelation by'a different symbol, the two-horned beast or false prophet. p. 271.
V. Accomplishment of the last part of the prophecy. p. 271. 1. The secular beast will not be fully punished until the
battle of Armageddon at the close of the 1260 years.
2. Yet his punishment seems, in an inchoate manner, to have
already commenced, p. 272. 3. The infidel king is nevertheless not allowed to prosper for. his own sake.
Concerning the two-horned beast of the earth.
1. OPINIONS respecting the two-horned beast. p. 277. 1. The two-horned beast and the image are not Infidelity
and Democratic Tyranny, as Mr. Kett thinks. p. 278, 2. Neither are they the French republic and the prostitute
goddess of reason and liberty, as Mr. Galloway thinks,
3. Nor is this beast the Roman church as contradistinguished
from the Papacy, as Bp. Newton thinks. p. 289. II. Inquiry into his real character. He is the catholic spiri
tual empire of the Church of Rome, considered as including both the Pope his head, and the regular and secular papal clergy his two børns or distinct ecclesiastical kingdoms. This spiritual empire, which at its first rise was only a small spiritual kingdom, is represented by Daniel under the symbol of a little horn springing up among the
ten horns of the Roman beast : but, when the saints were given into the hand of the little horn by the Pope being constituted bishop of bishops and supreme head of the universal Church, the little horn became a catholic spiritual empire, and as such is represented by St. John under the symbol of a second bcast co-operating with the ten-horned or
secular Roman beast. Points of resemblance between
the two-horned beast and the papal empire. p. 290. 1. He springs up out of the earth, and is distinct from the
first beast. p. 293. 2. He has two horns like a lamb. p. 296, (1.) His first horn symbolizes the regular clergy. p, 300, (2.) His second horn symbolizes the secular clergy. p. 303. 3. He speaks like a dragon. p. 311. 4. He exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him.
5. He causeth all the inhabitants of the earth to worship the
first beast. p. 314. 6. He doeth great wonders in order to bring down fire from
haven. p. 316. 7. He causeth an image to be made for the first beast,
r. 319. (1.) The making an image for the beast depótes the setting
up an image for his use and worship, P: 320. (2.) This image was set up through the instrumentality of
false miracles. p. 321, (3.) The manner in which the inhabitants of the earth were
induced to espouse the cause of image worship.
p. 327 (4.) The manner in which the second beast gave life to the
image. p. 331. (5.) The image cannot be the Pope, as Bp. Newton supposes. (6.) Neither can it be the Carlovingian empire, or the In.
quisition. For the making an image to or for the beast cannot mean the making a representation of him.
8. He causeth all to receive a man; and suffers none to buy
or sell but those that had the mark or the name of the
sccular beast or the number of his name. p. 340. (1.) The prophetic description of the name of the beast must
be carefully attended to, in order to discover what that name is : for it is not sufficient merely to dis. cover a name that comprehends the number 666, and
thence to įnfer that that name is the, name of the beast alluded to by St. John. Upon this point the opinion of Irèneus is perfectly just. The name of the beast is Lutinus. That name is the only one which will be found throughout to answer to the prophetic
description : 1. it is the name of the empire symbothis lized by the ten-horned beast; 2. it is the name of an • individual man; 3. it is the gentile name of every
individual in the empire, borne by each on the ground of his being in spiritual communion with the Latin
Church; 4. and it contains the number 666. p. 340. (2.5 The Mark of the beast is the cross, as abused by the secu.
lar Latin empire to the purposes of cruelty and super
stition. p. 349. (3.) How none are suffered to buy or sell; except those who
bear the mark or thể name of the beast. p. 354. 9: The two apocalyptic beasts in short are the two contem2010
porary Latin empires, secular and spiritual. p. 356. III. To show their close connection with each other yet further, 2.3 11.11. John afterwards rep
represents them jointly under one great compound symbol, a harlot or apostate Church, riding upon a seven-headed and ten-horned temporal
beast. p. 357. 1. The harlot sits upon many symbolical waters. p. 358.
commits fornication with the kings of the earth, and
intoxicates their subjects with her cup. p 359, -3. Her place is the mystic-wilderness. p. 359. 4. Her character is a mystery, p. 360.,
The history of the true Church during the period of the great Apos
tasy-The hardest and vintage of God's wrath.
I. UNDER the image of 144,000 sealed servants of God stand; ing and exulting on the mount Zion, is represented the