The World Lighted; A Study of the Apocalypse

The World Lighted; A Study of 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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...physical, and the statement that "if any one is minded to hurt them, he must in this manner be killed" seems like a careful guarding of the reader against taking the death spoken of too literally. The description proceeds to attribute power to the two witnesses to shut up heaven as Elijah did, and to bring plagues upon the earth like those which came upon Egypt. This means, of course, that the evidences of Christianity are to have the same overwhelming power to silence contradiction as in the cases of Moses and Elijah. We are reminded of the success with which Elijah, single-handed, confronted and overcame the four hundred and fifty priests of Baal, with almost the whole nation in sympathy with their idolatry. And how, long before, Moses and Aaron went into the presence of Pharaoh and his magicians and humbled all their pretensions. Such is to be the triumph of Christian evidence in the days that are to come. No subtlety of intellect, no array of human learning, no combination of error and sophistry shall be able to stand before it. This triumph, however, is not to be obtained without many a hard-fought battle and many apparent reverses. To disprove the truth, the wild and savage spirit of unbelief is represented under the figure of a wild beast emerging from the abyss. This wild beast makes war with the witnesses and succeeds in killing them. We know this wild beast well; it is the ancient figure of worldly empire, ruling by brute force, and inspired and sustained by Satanic malice and cunning. It is inevitable that this malign power which has tyrannized over and terrorized mankind for so many ages should do its utmost to prevent the complete enlightenment of the world. All worldly and hellish dominion survives only as long as the night of human...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677374
  • 9781236677372