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The answer was at hand ; -- the history of the church of God . For , in this sacred
history we find the divine prophecies principally , and almost exclusively , fulfilled
. For whenever sacred prophecy is seen to deviate from this its peculiar object ...
This supreme and universal dominion , gradually and finally to prevail , appears
to be the grand object of all sacred prophecy : and revolutions of worldly power
among the Gentiles , seem to be noticed only at those times , when they impede
The latter therefore is the object to which we are principally to look , when we
attempt to assort these predictions . Accordingly , the subject of this prophetical
book will appear to be generally , the fates and fortunes of the Chris , tian church
Wars therefore , and conquests , and revolutions of vast extent , and of great
political import , may be supposed to take place , even in the Christian world ,
without becoming the proper object of Christian prophecy . The inhabitants of the
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 ...
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Related Subjects: Michaelis, J. D. | Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation -- Commentaries.
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The Apocalypse, Or Revelation of Saint John, Translated: With Notes ...
John Chappel Woodhouse
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