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SECTION XIX.

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The APOCALYPSE an arrangement and eluci

dation of all former prophecies concerning the times of the Gospel.State of religion in the Roman empire in the primitive times.

- Jealousy and malice of the pagan emperors, watchful for the destruction of christianity, at the instigation of the OLD SERPENT, there in possession of the temples.War between the two religions.-Triumph of the gospel. The dragon's malice thereby increased.He excites fresh enmity, and raises new partisans.Recovers his old influence, and is worshipped again, but under disguised attributes.-The two beasts and the image, and their worshippers.--The MARK --ORI NUMBER of the beast.

IN the times which preceded the gospel, it was not needful that any further or more part VOL. U.

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