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of the SCRIPTURE: PROPHECIES,
Proving, that the Papacy is the Antichristian King: 11:3
dom; and that that Kingdom is not far from its Ruin. It That the present Persecution inay end in Three years and half, after which the Destruction of Antichrift || shall begin, which shall be Finisht in the beginning | of the nece Age: and then the Kingdom of Christ fhall come upon Earth.
Written in French by Mr. PETER JURIEU, one of the
“present Ministers of the French Church at Rourerdam. *
In two Parts.
Faithfully Englished from the New French Edition, Cor-
and the Revelation. . .
LONDON, Printed in the Year 1687,
I Desire of that people, that
this book attentively, and without prejudice ; especially from the middle of the second Part to the end ; they will find nothing there that can irfitáte 'em. I confess the hopes they conceive of a Kingdom of the Messiah, which shall be chiefly for them, is built upon express and unquestionable Prophecies; that even their Ierúsalem should be rebuilt and that
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they shall be again gathered together in their ownLand. And if any thing be capable to recover them from their obftinacy, for the establishment of the Law of Moles, and against the Law of Christ; this is certainly the most likely method, which we make use of, because it grants them almost all the Advantages which they expect.
approaching End of the ANTICHRI-
P ASHE Amicted Church seeks for conso-,
Wolation : where can she find it, but in
the Promises of God? when the preo
sent prospect is fad and dolefull, we GASSON must search for it in what is future. The promises of God are either General, or Perticular. The general Promises are such, as assure us in the general, that God will not cast off his children; that this Grace shall never forsake his Cburclo; that he willbe with them to the end of the World; that: though the mountains be overthrown, he will not depart from them. But afflicted persons would be glad of something more perticular: they would be willing to see , in some particular Promises,j. near about what Time they may expect the Period of their Calamities. Now the Promises and this insight into the future, isno where to be had but in the Prophecies. They doubtless contain the promises which respect the Deliverance ofthe Church, yea, they set forth the very Time, and the circumstances of it. But as God hath caused the Prophecies.to be, written more for his own glory, than for our fakes, 'tis almost impossible to dive into the meaning of them till their accomplishment. And experience The deptia teacheth us, that even after the Things are come to of the Pros pass, we, do not well understand the Prophecies." which foretold'em. Insomuch, that it may be said, that God hath rather concealed Things in the.. Prophecies, than thereby' revealed’em. He hath
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