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(3) The foc, by whom they are slain, is the first beast of the
Apocalypse under his last head, p. 65. . Explanation of their death from history. p. 66. (1.) History of the Smalcaldic league, and of the constrained
reception of the Interim by the German protestants in
the reign of the Emperor Charles V. p. 66. (2.) The witnesses were slain by their constrained reception
of the Interim. p. 77. 3. Their revival, after they had lain unburied during three
prophetic days and a balf. p. 78. (1.) The place, where they were thus to lie, is the broad
street or forum of the mystical great city. The great city is the Roman empire, within the limits of which our Lord was literally crucified. Its forum is that part of the great city, which is specially subject to
the last head of the beåst: p. 78. (2.) The witnesses revived three years and a balf after their
figurative death, by rejecting the Interim. History of
this event. p. 83. 4. Their ascension into heaven by being formerly recognized
as an ecclesiastical body. p. 89. 5. Untenableness of other interpretations of this part of the
prophecy. p. 92. 6. It does not necessarily follow, that the war of the beast
against the witnesses should be the last persecution of
the Church, p. 94. 7. Three objections to the application of the prophecy to the
Smalcaldic league. p. 100. (1.) Why this persecution should be more noticed than many
others. p. 100. (2.) The German protestants were compelled to receive the
Interim near three centuries ago. p. 101. (3.) Some of the German states did not receive the Interim
during the whole period of the three years and a half.
8. Untenableness of Mr. Galloway's interpretation of the
death and revival of the witnesses. p. 105.
V. The great earthquake: the fall of the tenth part of the
city: the coming of the third woe. p. 107. 1. The meaning of the word Hour. p. 108. 2. At what epoch we are to divide the first woe-trumpet
from the second woe-trumpet in the history of the
western Apostasy: p. 112.: 5. The fall of the tenth part of the city by the great earth
quake. p. 115. (1.) This takes place at the passing away of the secon. woe,
which is quickly followed by the third woe. p. 115. L. (2) The fall of the tenth part of the Roman city is the over
throw of the ancient French monarchy by the symbolical earthquake of the revolution in the year 1789, by which event seven titles of nobilitywere suppressed.
V. The sounding of the seventh trumpet, or the third wee
trumpet' p. 125. iu ļ. The limited monarchy of revolutionary France is dissolv
ed; and the reign of openly established anarchy and
atheism commences. p. 125. 2. The preceding arguments drawn to a point. p. 133. 3. Objection answered, and the proper arrangement of the contents of the third woe-trumpet established. p.
Concerning the war of the dragon with the woman.
1. CHARACTERS of the dragon, the woman, and the man
child. p. 140. 1. Interpretation of the prophecy as given by Bp. Newton. od 1310
2. Various objections, to which this interprétation is liable.
3. The chapter of the little book, which contains this pro
phecy, relates solely and exclusively, with the exception of a short introductory preface, to the events of
the 1260 years. p. 150. 4. A discussion of the particulars contained in it. p. 154. (1.) Heaven is the Church general. p. 154. (2.). The woman is the spiritual Church of true believers, as
contradistinguished from the nominal believers of the br outer court. p. 154. (3.) The dragon is the devil acting through the instrumen
tality of the seven-headed and ten-horned beast.
155. (4.) The birth of the man-child denotes the full establish
ment of Christianity in the Roman empire. p. 158. II. The war in heaven between the dragon and Michael : the
expulsion of the dragon from heaven: the conse
quences of his being cast down to the earth. p. 164. 1. What is meant by the fall of the dragon from heaven to
the earth. p. 165. 2. The war between Michael and the dragon is the spiritual
contest between the witnesses and their enemies during the whole period of the 1260 years : but the particular victory of Michael, here mentioned, was achieved at the era of the Reformation. In what sense the de:il hath but a short time upon earth.
p. 167. 3. An attempt to trace the steps of the dragon, after he was
cast out of the symbolical heaven by the Reformation,
4. The meaning of the flood which he vomited out of his mouth against the woman, p.
. 180. 5. In what manner the earth swallowed it up. p. 181. III. How the dragon will go to make war with the woman and
the Tennant of her seed at the close of the 1960 years,
Concerning the ten-hurned beast of the sea.
1. OPINIONS respecting the ten-horned beast. p. 189. 1. Mr. Kett supposes him to be the same as the little hornt
of Daniel's fourth beast, and to symbolize the Papacy.
2. kir. Galloway supposes him to be the Papacy, but denies
that he is the same as the little hurn of Daniel's fourth
beast. p. 190. 3. Bp. Newtou conceives him to represent the secular Roman
empire; and yet very inconsistently esteems him the same as the little horn of Daniel's fourth beast, or the
Papacy. p. 190. (1.) If the beast be a secular empire, his last head, which is
identified with himself, cannot be the spiritual power
of the Papacy. p. 192. (2.) The Pope, although the acknowledged head of the
Church, was never allowed to be the head of the secular empire, or (what Bp. Newton styles) a king of
kings. p. 193. (3.) The ten-horned apocalyptic beast is plainly the same as
Daniel's ten-horned beast: but Daniel's ten-horned beast is the Roman empire, and the little horn of that bcast is as plainly the Papacy: therefore the apoca. lyptic ten-horned beast is the Roman empire, and consequently cannot be the Papacy: in other words, the ten-horned beast cannot be the same as his own
little horn. p. 199. II. The seven-headed and ten-horned apocalyptic beast then,
being the same as the fourth and ten-horned beast of Daniel, must symbolize the secular Roman empire.
1. Ilow St. John could be said prophetically to behold the
rise of that empire, when it had been in existence's
many ages before he was born. p. 204. (1.) The Apostle gives us two solutions of this question: by
teaching us, that the beast, after his rise from the sea, should prosper during the same period that his little horn should tyrannize, namely 1260 years; and by telling us, that the same beast “ was, and is not, and
yet should be.” p. 204. (2.) Import of the existence, the non-existence, and the
renewed existence, of the beast. As he appears in the Apocalypse, he is the Roman empire in its papally
idolatrous state. p. 206. 2. The symbolical import of the seven heads of the beast
, especially his last head. p. 209. (1.) When the beast arose out of the sea, his seven heads
and ten horns were not all in existence. This we learn from St. John himself. Five of his heads had fallen when the Apostle wrote; one was then in be ing; and the last had not at that time arisen. The six first heads are the six first forms of Roman go
vernment. .p. 209. K.) The beast ceased to exist, as a beast, under his sixth
head, and began to exist afresh under the same sixth head. When the seventh head should arise, it was to be a double head, consisting of the seventh melting into the eighth: it was likewise to be the beast that was and is not: and was to be so powerful as to be,
in a manner, identified with the whole beast. p. 211. (3.) The best method of ascertaining what power is intended
by the last head of the beast is to follow the current of history from the days of St. John. The first req markable event, which he notices in his account of the beast, is that one of his heads was slain by the sword. That head must be the sixth head. The beast was wounded to death in his sixth head, when the empire renounced paganism : his deadly wound was healed, when he relapsed into the idolatry of