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The fallibility of human virtue, a strong ground
for the scripture caution—"to watch,” – Earth-
ly greatness and long prosperity, no certain to-
kens of the unqualified approbation of heaven.
- The prophetic stone has already fallen upon
the image and produced considerable effects.-
Its own magnitude is also increased to a moun-
tainous bulk.--Great events in preparation.
The APOCALYPSE an arrangement and eluci
dation of all former prophecies concerning the times of the Gospel.—State of religion in the Roman empire in the primitive times. -Jealousy and malice of the pagan emperors, watchful for the destruction of christianity, at the instigation of the OLD SERPENT, there in possession of the temples.-War between the two religions.—Triumph of the gospel.--The dragon's malice thereby increased.—He excites fresh enmity, and raises new partisans.-Recovers his old influence, and is worshipped again, but under disguised attributcs.—The two beasts and the image, and their worshippers.--The MARK und NUMBER of the beast.
IN the times which preceded the gospel, it was not needful that any further or more para