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Respecting my particular view in relation to the “King of the North,” as referred to in Dan. xi, I had designed, as was suggested in a note on that chapter, to express those views in an appendix, but have concluded to publish them either in the paper, or in a pamphlet by itself.
ACCORDING to the faith which we have publicly professed and advocated, we are now approaching a momentous crisis in human affairs; and if “the Author and Finisher of our faith” has so highly favored us with the communication of His spirit and grace, that we are enabled to understand the point of prophetic chronology, at which the world has now arrived, we feel under infinite obligations of gratitude to God for such high and distinguishing gifts; and under corresponding obligations to exert every energy of our entire being to diffuse this sacred light, by sounding an alarm in God's holy mountain, and proclaiming that “the night cometh, and also the morning;” the one involving the destruction of the wicked, and the other the resurrection of the righteous dead, and translation of the righteous living. Thanks be to God for the precious promise so soon to be realized by the expectant saint- a promise “unspeakable and full of glory.”
That the Church may be comforted, the household fed with meat in due season, some souls induced to "flee from the wrath to come,” we feel bound to publish and circulate, so far as our limited means will allow, our views of prophetic truth. We feel that “the night is far spent and the day is at hand;" and we would redeem the time by the dissemination of light and truth in the earth. Since the publication entitled “ The Fulfilment of Prophecy” was written, much light has been elicited from the Oracles, and evidence brought out from history on the immediate coming of our Lord; and as we wish to embody as much of the argument on the subject as practicable, both from Scripture and History, and as our time is exceedingly limited, we shall be under necessity of republishing extracts occasionally from what has been already issued from the
We seek not notoriety among men, but the upbuilding of the Church, the honor of the Redeemer, and the glory of God. May the spirit of the living God direct both writer and reader into a knowledge of divine things, an understanding of the Word, and a reception of the truth as it is in Jesus; and finally “through sanctification of the spirit and belief of the truth,” into the everlasting kingdom of God.