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VI E W
RELATIVE TO THE
CONVERSION, RESTORATION, UNION, AND FUTURE GLORY,
OF THE HOUSES OF
JUDAH AND ISRAEL;
LAND OF PALESTINE;
REV. GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B. D.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
THE SECOND EDITION,
« At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth
for the children of thy people : and there shall be a time of trouble, such
IION. AND RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,
SHUTE BARRINGTON, LL.D.
LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM.
TO complete the plan of my Dissertation on the 1260 years, there was wanting, a general and connected view of the various prophecies which treat of the wonderful events about to take place at the expiration of that period. Prevalent as the powers
of darkness may be during their allotted season, they are destined to be at length destroyed. Their destruction will, synchronize with the restoration of the Jews, and will usher in that glorious state of things so frequently and so. ex. ultingly described by the ancient prophets. The lost ten tribes will be united with the tribe of Judah; and the blessings of pure
Christianity will be very generally diffused throughout the world. Such, we are led from holy Scripture to believe, will be the magnificent close of the great period of 1260 years.
Without presuming to enquire too curiously into the state of the millennian Church and the nature of the Messiah's earthly reign, it is not difficult to conceive, how materially the face of society would be changed, and how wonderfully the general condition of mankind would be meliorated, were the Gospel cordially embraced and faithfully acted upon, if not absolutely by all, yet by an incalculably great majority. At present, to say nothing of the huge multitudes involved in the darkness of Paganism or the mists of Mohammedism, the greatest exertion of Christian charity, the most laborious attempt to hope against hope, will leave no conviction in the minds of the truly serious, that even in countries professing the religion of the Messiah the majority are faithful followers of their Lord. We are conpelled to acknowledge, by the melancholy testimony of our very senses, that too many have a name that they live, and are dead; that not merely lukewarmness and indifference and a disregard to the spirit of Christianity are