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Therefore the prophecies of the Apocalypse appeared to be applicable
principally , if not solely , to the fates and fortunes of the Christian church ; to the
progress or retardment of that kingdom of the Messiah , which , when these
A third controlling principle seemed also requisite , arising from a consideration
of the nature and kind of that kingdom , which bad thus appeared to be the grand
object of the propbecies . It is a kingdom , not temporal , but spiritual ; “ not a ...
her " ples ; “ ' The kingdom of God , ” says our Lord , is within you * . ” Such a
kingdom may be in a great degree independent of the fates and revolutions of
empires ; affected only by those changes in the political world which are
calculated to ...
Our conception of the nature of Christ's kingdom , ( the object of such prophecy , )
will determine us to answer in the negative . But if such a conqueror , after having
subdued the bodies of men , should proceed to extend his usurped dominion ...
The kingdom of God is not advanced by crusades ; nor is the sword of man
employed successfully to seat the Messiah on his throne . To obtain his destined
dominion , Christ must reign in the hearts and consciences of his farextended
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The Apocalypse, Or Revelation of Saint John, Translated: With Notes ...
John Chappel Woodhouse
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