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A great Earthquake, or overturning the political state of the
government-By which the tenth part of the city or empire was
ruined or changed-Seven thousand men of names, or great men,
destroyed-Philip Nicolai's comment-Edward King's do.-Mr.
Mede's and Maimonides do.-Seven thousand pedigrees of great
men surrendered in France-Another interpretation, relating to
communities either of Church or State-Nearly the same number
of towns and villages in France have changed their names since
the revolution-The second wo is nearly past and the third com-
eth-Now are the latter times of the fourth monarchy, when men
will give glory to God-Unequivocal testimony of facts foretold,
to the conviction of the followers of the beast and others-These
events shew that the finishing of the second wo is nearly accom-
plished-The watchful observer will be roused, to stand ready for
the coming of the Bridegroom-Daniel's complaint of being alone
in this view of the subject.


Objection of the danger of enthusiasm answered-Christ guards
his people against it-wrong to charge it on his real disciples.


Great importance of the death and resurrection of the witnesses
-Sounding of the seventh angel-Mr. Daubuz's comment-The
figure of the elders before the throne, taken from the High Priest
in the Jewish Sanhedrim-Late events have added to the force of
this interpretation-The words in Daniel, closed or sealed up, till
towards the time of the end-Duties required-St. John encoura-
ges us to persevere-Caution necessary-Ending of second wo,
and the 1260 years, nearly synchronize-Difficulty of translating
from one language to another-Method of investigating the sub-
ject-In eight divisions.


St. John undoubtedly the person to whom made-The thousand
year's reign, was anciently,the general opinion of orthodox Chris-
tians-Eusebius of Nicomedia deserves no credit-Papias, Justin
Martyr, Irenæus, Eusebius Pamphilius, Ignatius and Clemens Alex-
andrinus, their opinions-The fact never disputed till Dyonysius,
in the year 250, raised some doubts about it; but he acknowledg
ed the author to be divinely inspired-Mr. Mede's opinion-St.
John was nephew to our Lord-Thrown into a caldron of boiling
oil-Came out unhurt and banished to Patmos-Recalled and re-
sided in Asia.


Till 360 or 400 years after John's vision, or till somewhere about
the year 500-Villalpandus on the measure of the temple.


To commence, not from the temporal power of the pope, but
from the apostasy of the Church to image worship or spiritual for-
nication-Hyppolitus, his opinion-No invocation of saints or an-
gels before the year 300-Began with Babylus's bones, by means
of Julian-Profane history confirms the fact-After the death of
Valentinian, Rome was sacked by Gensericus the Vandal, who
carried away the furniture of the temple, brought from Jerusalem
by Titus-Augustulus followed, who being conquered by Odoacer
and Theodoricus an Ostrogoth, the empire of Rome ended-It was
divided into ten kingdoms-An important fact in considering this
subject-Bishop Newton's opinion-Bishops of Rome assume the
title of Pontifex Maximus-Supposed to be the man of sin-The
writer, no pretensions to knowledge further than what is revealed
-Apostasy of the Church to spiritual idolatry and whoredom,
completed about the year 500-Daniel's addition of thirty and
forty-five years to the 1260.


Theodoric's conduct-Offences began to arise-Mr. Gibbon's
opinion-The Pope began to show his power-He claims absolute
authority under St. Peter-Established about the year 500-In-
stances of his assumption of sovereign power-Apostolic canons
-Degeneracy of Church to idolatry-Epiphanius and Augustine's
opinion and conduct-Worship of angels condemned in the Laodi-
cean council-Christianity embraced by the Barbarians-Arian
controversy-Sorrows of the Church increase, and the beauties of
our holy religion soon clouded over-Paul the 1st excommunicates
the Greek emperor, and Henry the 4th of Germany-Pope Inno-
cent the 2d establishes transubstantiation and the Inquisition-In-
struction on the Lord's day-Moral and religious causes for wit-
nesses mourning in sackloth-The invasion of the Huns-Instan-
ces of terrible destruction-Tertullian's reason for Christian's
praying for the Roman empire-Opinion of early Christians-
Disputes of the bishops of Rome with those of Constantinople-
The Waldenses and Albigenses' declarations against the Church
of Rome-Pope's sentence of excommunication-White on the
6th and 7th centuries-Gregory the 2d. his epistle-Popes Inno-
cent the 2d, Martin the 5th, and Leo the 10th, their conduct-
Inauguration of the Pope-Cardinal Bellarmine and Bengelius-
Ignorance of 8th and 9th centuries-Persecutions of both Pagans
and Christians-Martyrs in France-Clergy causes great scandal
-Offence given by Luther.

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This government full proof of the time of witnesses finishing
their prophesy, and the end of the second wo-Figurative lan-
guage made use of in early times, and the time of John-Thus
the beast or government, in other places called antichrist, was to
slay the witnesses, and designated a government to arise about
the time of their finishing their testimony-This expected by Hy-
politus of Portua--A most important event-not well understood
till the latter times of the Roman government-Nine remarkable
events attending that Government-will shew the ending of the
second wo-Will be as a herald of the skies, proclaiming the
fall of Babylon.


The vial already poured out on the seat of the beast-An ex-
traordinary government has arisen, the effects of which require
attention-The facts of the present century (the 18th) to be as-
certained-The downfall of the order of Jesuits-Remarkable
prediction of archbishop Brower-charge of conspiracy against the
king of Portugal-The whole order abolished-The Jesuits, the
nobles of the Papal monarchy-Disputes between Great Britain
and her colonies-Free Masonry carried into France-On which
were founded the societies called Lodges-King of Prussia made
a tool of Established and carried on by Voltaire and D'Alembert
to oppose the Christian religion and all government—Their vari-
ous names-receive celebrity by the Duke of Chartres, or Or-
leans joining them-Voltaire's abominable language-The perfect-
ing the Christian religion made a pretence-Club at Baron Hol-
beck's, in Paris, of which Voltaire was perpetual president-Lord
Orford's letter-The lodge of Paris, moulded into the Jacobin
club, soon ruled the kingdom-Gen. Custine invited into Germa-
ny-One Zimmerman an enthusiast-Causes of their brilliant
victories The lodges frequented by people of all ranks and of
every profession-Intended to establish Druidism and the Hea-
then philosophy-The emperor Joseph, of Austria, and other roy-
al adepts imposed upon-Names of some of the principal members
-Thus the most immoral principles spread over France-Protec-
ted in Russia-Poland-Prussia. and in the north of Germany-
Increased to 266-Elector Palatine alarmed, prosecutes the prin-
cipal members, and apparently breaks up the society in his domin-
ions-But arise under a new name-Oath of the Candidate-Their
principles compared with those of the Gospel-Journal of the
order Several lodges in America-Dr. Robertson of Edinburgh, his
work against them-Letter from Wm. Smith, of Connecticut, con-
firming his account-Transgressors had now come to the full-Dr.
Robertson's character-A young lady's account of the Society-

The state of the German Literati, a confirmation-By these
means France prepared for a revolution-Other preparatives to-
wards it-The national assembly of the States General called-A
remarkable physical event, portending national evil-Meeting of
the assembly-King holds a royal session-Great umbrage given
-The title of National Assembly assumed-The taking of the
Bastile-The minister Foulon murdered-The Noblesse surren-
der their privileges-This followed by all the privileged orders-
Perfect equality established-The clergy voluntarily renounce
their personal possessions and emoluments-The conduct of the
royal family, and its terrible effects, with regard to a feast at the
palace-Conduct of La Fayette-The king removed to Paris-
The national assembly followed-Old division of the kingdom
abolished, and eighty-three new departments established-All
distinction of ancient dignities, ranks, and titles of honour, whe-
ther civil or ecclesiastical, destroyed-Confiscation of all Church
lands-New constitution formed-All monastic establishments
suppressed, and their estates confiscated-Oath of Ecclesiastics-
Manifesto from the grand lodge at Paris to those in all the res-
pectable cities in Europe-These lodges very numerous in the
Austrian states, and in Vienna itself-Reference to the prophetic
declarations of John in the Revelations-Persons appointed to
take the oaths of the clergy-Great numbers refuse-Royal assent
given to the constitution-Assembly dissolved and succeeded by
the legislative national assembly-Avignon and Venasin taken
from the Pope Clergy and nobility expelled the assembly-Tho-
mas Paine chosen a member-Fraternal society formed of whom
it consisted-All the nonjuring clergy banished on the petition of
twenty citizens-Abolition of royalty, and the term republic de-
creed-All hereditary titles abolished-Next all ecclesiastical
authority-Then all kingly power-Jacobin society increase in
power-Dependant clubs established in every town and village
in France Santerre's mob-Massacre of 10th Aug.-A remarka-
ble day in the annals of history-Royal family take refuge in
the national assembly-Mob destroys the palace and massacre near
all the Swiss guards of one thousand men; with fifteen hundred
gentlemen and the servants of the palace-About two hundred es-
cape-The suspension of the royal authority immediately decreed
-The royal family imprisoned, and a convention to form another
constitution decreed-Rapid approach of the combined armies—
People summoned en masse-They first proceed to the champ de
Mars-thence to the several prisons in Paris, and massacre the
princess de Lambale, the residue of the Swiss guards, and many
of the non-juring Clergy-One thousand persons suffered-The
remaining Clergy ordered to be transported-Sale of all ecclesias-
tical property decreed-Another massacre of about twelve thou-
sand on the 2d Sept. 1792-National convention organized-
Paine and Priestly members-The last refuses to accept-Eternal
abolition of monarchy-Conduct of Girondists and the Moun-
tain-Boards of justice dissolved-Sans culottes put in their room

-The French armies under the direction of the Girondists every
where successful-The trial and death of the king-Dupont, a
blasphemous atheist--The armies of the new republic beaten-All
riot and confusion-The government in the mob-The whole na-
tion put in requisition-New tables for weights and measures-A
new calendar of time changing the beginning of the year and the
names of the months-The week seven days changed to de-
cades of ten days-Supernumerary days beyond 360 days in the
year, nicknamed sans culotides- Every means used to enforce the
new oath of the Clergy-Only four out of one hundred and thirty-
six of the bishops submit-The convention vote themselves a per-
manent body, contrary to the constitution-Trial and death of the
queen--The duke of Orleans and twenty-one Girondist members,
with priests and nobles, quickly followed her-The southern de-
partments revolt--The city of Lyons taken and decreed to be ra-
zed, and its name changed to Villa Affranchié--A number of per-
sons and communities come to the convention and declare their
hatred of religion and their attachment to the principles of liber-
ty and equality--The Clergy encouraged to renounce their sacer-
dotal character--List of some of them with their addresses-The
Sans culottes thus cast off the knowledge and fear of God, as re-
vealed through Jesus Christ-By confiscation, seizure, &c. seven
tenths of the national territory come into the hands of the
ment-Festival of reason celebrated in a blasphemous manner-
Chaumet's address--A crowd of priests deposit and reject their
letters of priesthood-This feast celebrated in like manner in al-
most every city in France-At Lyons, the festival of an ass was
celebrated-The students of Du Pont's new republican school and
that of the section des Areis, detest God--The blasphemous con-
duct of a comedian in the habit of a priest-A number of these in-
stances Speech of Abbey Seyes-The convention adjourn to at-
tend the worship of Liberty-Danton votes in favour of salaries to
the Clergy--The reason-
on-These attacks on the Clergy on account
of the government's hatred of the Gospel-The Lord's day cried
down and decades preferred-The magnificent Church of St. Ge-
nevieve in Paris, changed into a pantheon--remarkable declaration
of an unknown person in the midst of their idolatrous worship--On
finishing, the most extravagant effusions of joy break forth, with
mutual congratulations on their success--Bible taken from the
tail of an ass and burned--Notwithstanding, chosen few, like
Elijah's seven thousand men are preserved in secret, mourning be-
tween the porch and the altar-Toulon taken--Civil war in La
Vendeé--Destroyed and 300,000 persons lost their lives-Opinion
of Carriere-French again successful every where-Estes's jour-
ney from Lovaine to Liege-Mountain party triumphant--Admi-
nisters the government with fury and terror-The hearts of men fail
them for fear-In Germany the distress intolerable and universal
-Jacobins split among themselves-Robertspierre commands with
unlimited sway-Sends thirty-two of his old associates to the gul-

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