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The Apostles ideas of the nature and duration of the

Messiah's Kingdom, considered p. 168 to 171. Proofs that the Apostles did not expect the end

of the world in their own time, from the Bishop of Landaff, and from Mr. Thomas · 172, 173. The Apostle's language very strong upon this subject

173 Many examples of a similar strength of language

drawn from the Old Testament, when temporal

calamities only were predicted 174, 175. Probability that this language was applied to the

destruction of Jerusalem, as that event had not taken place, when the Apostles wrote their Epistles

175. This language peculiarly proper in the Apostles

as Jews-as pious and good men, and as men who had every thing to fear from the malevolence of their Adversaries

176 Case of Mr. Brothers, remarkably applicable to the conduct of the Apostles. Note.

ibid. The phrase the coming of Christ, sometimes used

to denote the destruction of Jerusalem. This acknowledged by all Commentators 176 to 178. Bishop Hallifax, Dr. Benson, and Dr. Macknight, quoted to prove this

176, &c. A remarkable passage of Bishop Newton on the

nature of Epistolary Writings, well worth attention, in considering the Epistles

179, 180. The Fifth Chapter of the First Epistle to the Thessalonians examined

180. Its supposed connection with the close of the Fourth Chapter considered

ibid. The meaning of the expression we who are alive, , examined

181, 182.



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The expressions we and us applied, in Scripture,

to those who live in distant ages--Proofs of this

from Bishop Horne, and Dr. Benson p. 181, 182. The Fifth Chapter allowed to have a close con

nection with the xxivth of Matthew 184. The meaning of the phrase the times and the

seasons, examined.-Inconsistencies of commentators on this subject

185 to 188, Inconsistencies of Commentators in explaining the

subsequent part of the chapter 189, 190. Remarkable passages of Bishop Newton, and the

Bishop of Landaff, upon the injudicious quotation of Scripture

190, 191. St. Paul's celebrated chapter on the Man of Sin, considered

• 193. The phrase the coming of Christ, considered and

compared with Matthew xxiv. and parallel chap

ters. The resemblance very striking 194. Bishop Newton's objections to the application of

the coming of Christ to the destruction of Jeru

salem, stated and considered 195 to 198. Remarkable quotation from Dr. Edwards on Bishop

Newton's idea of the Day being at hand 197 Nature of the Apostasy, and the opinion of learn.

ed Men stated.--Criticism upon its genuine meaning-considered abstractedly, it means, a departure from any thing-requires an addis tion to ascertain the meaning of the Writeras, Apostasy from Moses from the faith-from the living God

199, 200, Christ's describing the rising of Nation against

Nation referred to the Apostasy, mentioned by
St. Paul

201. Josephus,

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Josephus, in describing the causes of the destruc

tion of Jerusalem, uses the term Apostasy 203. The phrase the Man of Sin, applied to the Jewish

Nation-their flagitious character. Remarkable passages of Josephus and Dr. Beattie to this purpose

pages 205 to 207. Curious passage of Bishop Hurd upon the Character of the Bishops of Rome

208. What is meant by the Man of Sin exalting himself

above all that is called God, Dr. Benson's, Bishop Hallifax's, Dr. Duchal's, and Bishop Newton's opinion stated

208, 209. The Jews aspiring to universal dominion, applied

to St. Paul's description of the Man of Sin op, posing and exalting himself above all that is called God

210, 211. Spiritual Tyranny of the Jewish Rulers---various

instances of it-not surpassed by the Church of Rome.

212, &c. What with-held the Revelation of the Man of Sin

-known to the Thessalonians, Inconsistency of Bishop Hallifax

214. Dr. Whitby's opinion stated-well worth attention

215, &c. Remarks


216. Dr. Whitby with Dr. Lightfoot, refers the Mystery of Iniquity to the Jewish Nation

217. What is meant by the brightness of his coming

[217 to 219. The working of Satan with all power and signs,

and lying wonders, &c. referred by Commentators, to Christ's prediction of false Christs, &c. shewing great signs and wonders 220.



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Remarkable passage from Mr. Kett

221. What is meant by the term Traditions ibid. Judicious observations of Dr. Paley and Dr. Lard

ner, upon the time of the publication of the Gospels. While they remained unpublished, the

predictions of Christ properly Traditions 222-3. Mr. Zouch's account of the application of St.

Paul's Man of Sin to various personages 224. Mr. Jones applies it to the late Revolution in France

224. Approved of by Mr. Kett

225, Bishop Horsley of opinion that this portentous

power is yet to rise-or is only now risinglikewise approved by Mr. Kett

ibid. Application of St. Paul's Man of Sin to any other than the Jewish Nation, has a tendency to injure instead of serving the cause of Chris

tianity The term Antichrist used no where in the Sacred

Writings but in the Two Epistles of St. John 226. Of the time when these Epistles were written

[226, 267. Mr.Pyle, Dr.Benson, Dr. Macknight, Archbishop

Newcome, and Dr. Prettyman, of opinion that it was written before the destruction of Jerusalem

227, 228. All of them refer the appearance of Antichrist to

our Lord's Prophecy of false Christs and false Prophets, &c.

ibid. Bound, by the laws of sound criticism, to inter

pret the word Antichrist solely of them. 229. Bishop Hurd, though of the same opinion with Mr. Pyle, &c. &c. applies it to the reign of Anti


225, 226.

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in the behaviour of his opponents to be, &c.


line 18 of the Note, read, metaphysical questions ; instead

of metaphysical disquisition questions ;

9 The inverted commas to the last nine lines of the Note should

have been omitted




rcad, kingdom of Heaven, instead of kingdom Heaven.


29, read, Mosaic, instead of Mosiac
54 line 20, read, attended as an History, instead of, attended to

as an History
76 line 22, read, shun'd not to tell, instead of, shun'd not tell
126 line 12, read adapts, instead of, adopts

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