A Prophetic Map of the World; Intended to Exhibit Its General Condition at the End of the Age. Also Some Extr. on the Same Subject, from Thoughts on the Apocalypse

A Prophetic Map of the World; Intended to Exhibit Its General Condition at the End of the Age. Also Some Extr. on the Same Subject, from Thoughts on the Apocalypse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... Europe, the ecclesiastical system which for a long time had interposed and checked the democratic torrent that was threatening alike the aristocracy and the crown was itself virtually demolished, and men thought only of the people, and the peoples' rise, and the cry of democracy was on every lip, we have seen suddenly arise another barrier more potent and more firm than any that has yet existed in the history of man, --the aristocracy of wealth. It is in England that this has chiefly been exhibited. It is no longer the nobles, nor the Church, nor the people; but the Exchanges of our great commercial cities that secretly guide the wheels of government here. It has pleased God to allow that when the description of the unity of the Roman earth was complete--when each of its many nations were not only divided one from the other, but disordered within themselves--almost without government or laws, save such as tyranny or caprice might dictate, it pleased God to allow this island, placed as it is on the remotest limit of the Roman earth, to become the birth-place and repository of those mighty but godless principles that are to re-animate the Roman kingdoms, and strengthen them for their last hour of proud defiance of God. The great events of modern days have been the invention of printing--the Reformation--the maritime discovery of Velasquez in the East, and Columbus in the West, and scientific and mechanical inventions. A new era in the history of mankind has been marked by these things, and where have their effects been felt as in England? They have concentrated their power on England, I might almost say on England alone. As to the results, I must ask the consciences of those who know Christ, and who fear God, to judge. Influence enough has gone...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546989
  • 9781236546982