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It is now , therefore , incumbent upon the learned Christian to inquire and
determine , whether the Book of Apocalypse has been justly placed in our canon
of sacred Scripture ; whether it be entitled to that honourable station , by the
For , as the language , symbols , and predictions , thus interpreted by the
assistance of Scripture , were to be applied afterwards to historical facts , a
preliminary question seemed to occur ; -to what kind of history are they to be
... necessary to guide investigation , and to serve as chart and compass , through
such extensive and difficult seas ; and what can be deemed more proper than
this principle , which derives its authority from the analogy of sacred Scripture ?
In adopting the rule now under consideration , I have been obedient to the
direction of holy Scripture ; which has required a spiritual interpretation of its
mysteriest : they are not to be taken according to the bare letter , nor in a carnal or
... divine inspiration of the Apocalypse , is to be collected from the testimonies of
those ancient writers , who , living at a period near to its publication , appear , by
their quotations or allusions , to have received it as a book of sacred Scripture .
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Related Subjects: Michaelis, J. D. | Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation -- Commentaries.
Hathi Trust Digital Library (Full Text) http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015069248956
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The Apocalypse: Or Revelation of Saint John, Translated; With Notes ...
John Chappel Woodhouse
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