The Great Antichrist. Who?

The Great Antichrist. Who?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...is furnished by the Apocalypse of St. John. As St. Paul's reference is chiefly directive as to time, so St. John's relates to place; and this we find to be not only within the quadruple imperial limits, not only within the boundaries of the last or Roman earth somewhere, but actually within the walls and upon the hills of its ancient capital, Rome itself. As the prophecies of Daniel and St. Paul are parallel, so are those of Daniel and St. John. The resemblances are striking, and should be well considered by every student of prophecy. In both of these visions the kingdoms are pourtrayed as beasts, analogous in nature, object, division, and duration. Such complete coincidence could not be accidental. The conception of the seven heads comes in, indeed, as a novelty upon St. John's scenery, answering to the different forms of government or headships through-which the Roman State was to pass, even as the angel explained:1 "And there are seven kings, five are fallen--(i. c, already A.d. 96)--and one is, and the other is yet to come." These five governments that had already passed in St. John's time, are generally supposed to have been kings, consuls, dictators, decemvirs, and military tribunes; the sixth head, reigning when the apostle wrote, being the Caesars or Emperors; the seventh, the diademed despotism beginning with Diocletian--as shown by Mr. Elliott quoting from Gibbon, "Like Augustus, Diocletian may be considered the founder of a new empire;"--"continuing for a short space," and wounded to death, when the Eoman Empire was overturned by the northern hordes; and the last, or eighth head, being that form of government which has since ruled and prevailed in Rome. These particulars, not needed in Daniel's...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810139
  • 9781236810137