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The fallibility of human virtue, a strong ground
for the scripture caution-"to watch,”-Earth-
ly greatness and long prosperity, no certain to-
kens of the unqualified approbation of heaven.
- The prophetic stone has already fallen upon
the image and produced considerable effects.-
Its own magnitude is also increased to a moun-
tainous bulk.-Great events in preparation.-
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.
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