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Apocalyptic Sketches.

FIRST SERIES.

LINDSAY & BLAKISTON'S PUBLICATIONS,

Che Rru. John Cumming's Works.

UNIFORM EDITION. Price 75 cents per Volume, and sent by mail, free of postage, upon receipt of

this amount by the Publishers. CUMMING'S APOCALYPTIC SKETCHES ; OR, LECTURES ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION.

One Volume, 12mo. Cloth.

CUMMING'S APOCALYPTIC SKETCHES.

Second Series. One Volume, 12mo. Cloth.

CUMMING'S LECTURES ON THE SEVEN CHURCHES.

One Volume, 12mo. Cloth.

CUMMING'S LECTURES ON OUR LORD'S MIRACLES.

One Volume, 12mo. Cloth.

CUMMING'S LECTURES ON THE PARABLES.

One Volume. 12mo. Cloth.

CUMMING'S PROPHETIC STUDIES ;
OR, LECTURES ON THE BOOK OF DANIEL.

One Volume, 12mo. Cloth.

CUMMING'S MINOR WORKS. First Series.
One Volume, 12mo. Cloth. This Volume contains the following:
THE FINGER OF GOD, CHRIST OUR PASSOVER, THE COMFORTER.
Which are all bound and sold separately. Price 38 cents.

CUMMING'S MINOR WORKS. Second Series.

One Volume, 12mo. Cloth. This Volume contains the following: A MESSAGE FROM GOD, THE GREAT SACRIFICE, AND CHRIST RECEIVING SINNERS.

Which are also bound and sold separately. Price 38 cents.

The Rev. John Cumming, D.D., is now the great pulpit orator of London, as Edward Irving was some twenty years since. But very different is the Doctor to that strange, wonderfully eloquent, but erratic man. There could not by possibility be a greater contrast. The one all fire, enthusiasm, and semimadness; the other a man of chastened energy and convincing calmness. The one like a meteor, Aashing across a troubled sky, and then vanishing suddenly in the darkness; the other like a silve: star, shining serenely, and illuminating our pathway with its steady ray. He is looked upon as the great champion of Protestantism in its purest form.

His great work on the "Apocalypse," upon which his high reputation as a writer rests, having anready reached its fifteenth edition in England, while his " Lectures on the Miracles," and those on " Daniel," have passed through six editions of 1000 copies each, and his “ Lectures on the Parables" through four editions, all within a comparatively short time.

LECTURES

ON THE

BOOK OF REVELATION.

first Series.

BY

THE REV. JOHN CUMMING, D.D.
MINISTER OF THE SCOTCI NATIONAL CHURCH, AUTHOR OF LECTURES ON THE MIRACLES,

PARABLES; DANIEL, ETC. ETC.

“Surely I come quickly: Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

Rev. xxi. 20.

PHILADELPHIA:
LINDSAY AND BLAKISTON.

1855.

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TO THE

HONOURABLE ABBOT LAWRENCE.

DEAR SIR: I am sure you will pardon the freedom I have used of dedicating the first American edition of this work to you. My publishers inform me that they have been requested to issue an edition of this volume in America. I regard this as an opportunity of expressing a conviction shared and felt by the good and great of this country, how much they appreciated your presence in London as the representative of your magnificent nation, and how deeply-I may add, universally-they regretted your departure. We never had so popular, and so esteemed a minister from America, or one who has done so much to leave lasting and elevated impressions of his countrymen.

I have, perhaps, a greater reason for dedicating this work to you. You were a stated worshipper within the walls of the church in which it is my privilege to minister; and of all the varieties of class within its walls you were not the least known, esteemed, and respected.

I state these facts as in some degree an apology for this dedication. I do not expect that you will agree with all I have written in this volume; but you know so well that I am one with you in essential truths, that you will easily pardon any difference you may dissover in subordinate matters.

The more I read of your country the more I admire its greatness. Should it please God to keep Britain and America, as mother and daughter should be, of one heart, even if, in some things, they should entertain different opinions, we shall, in God's strength, be able to beat back from our free shores the tide of superstition and iron despotism that now rises and rolls its waves against them.

I have the honour to be,
With great respect and esteem,
Very faithfully yours,

JOHN CUMMING.

LONDON, 1853.

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