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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

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