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at Jerusalem, are to re- ple, under Titus Vespabuild it again.
han, fo fhall the Re. mains of the Ten Kings, into which the Roman Empire was parted in the fifth Century, contribute their Wealth to
rebuild it again. (43.) This rebuilding (43.) This seventh of the Jewijl Temple is Millenary will begin to be after a grand Week 1766, as has been alof Years, when the fe- ready demonstrated, Pag. ventb Millenary is begin- 608, 609. But as to the ning.
Times of the Completion of these last six Predictions, it is evident that they are not fully come, although I believe they are very soon ap
proaching. (44.) 'Tis here fore (44.) The fulfilling of told, that Truth, Wif this is so evident already, dom, and Understanding, that a sober considerate should greatly fail in, Person would think the these last parts of the Men of this Age were last Times, or a little
a little degenerated into absolute before the Restoration of Folly and Madness; and the Jews.
had not the common Sense of former Ages.
The Instances are too in
many, and too gross to
bear an Enumeration. (45.) 'Tis here fore
(45.) This Infidelity, told, that at this Time which almost began with Infidelity should greatly Hobbes and Spinoza, a prevail in the World.
little above a Century ago,
is now come to such a prodigious Height as is astonishing ; especially when the Pretences for it have of late been so thoroughly baffled, and the fulfilling of Scripture Prophecies, and Truth of the Scripture Miracles, with Sir Isaac Newton's utter Demolition of all atheistical and irreligious Philofopby, [to say nothing of my clearing more than 39 Parts in 40 of the antient Scrip. ture Difficulties,] are undeniable. Nay, the Case is now become so amazing, that Persons, otherwife of good Learning and Parts, when they
pretend to no Evidence against Christianity, not only banter it, but insult it, in order to ridicule it out of the World. And as for the Books lately published in this Way, Bp. Sherlock truly observes, in his excellent Letter, Page 6,7. How - has the Prefs, says he, • for many Years past « fwarmed with Bcoks, • fome to dispute, some < to ridicule the great « Truths of Religion, « both natural and re( vealed! I shall men• tion no particularCases; o there is no Need for it, • the Thing is noto« rious.-The Industry • used to disperse these « Books at Home and • Abroad, and especially & to our Plantations in • America,to which great • Numbers, and at a great Expence, have
• been conveyed; are « Proofs of such Malice
against the Gospel, and • the Holy Author of
it, as would not be borne in a Mabometan
Country. In this Branch < of Trade this great
City beats all the ( World; it is become
even the Mart for In
« fidelity.' (46.) It is here fore.
(46.) Take the fad told, that at the same Accomplishment of this Time Wickedness should Prediction, first in the be enormously increased, Words of the unknown beyond the Measure of Author of the small Seformer Ages.
rious Address, Page 14. · The open Profaneness ' and Irreligion of the
great, says he, and the • diabolical Licentious(ness of the little Vulgar:
The general « Profanation of the • Lord's Day: - The < Churches in many 6 Places almost deserted, ( whilft the publick
« Roads and Places of Reo fort are crowded with · Company :
The open and avowed Per juries, Lies, Subornation, &c. in the political World, encouraged and protected by . those who are bound • in Duty and Honour • to detect and punish « them.
These, and • many other Enormi" ties, which every Man · fees, and every good
Man laments, gives us • too much Reason to fear, that some national
Judgment will quickly o overtake us.' Take the same also in the Words of Bishop Sberlock, first in his Sermon at Salisbury, Page 7. • The Joy, says he, at • the Restoration of
Charles II.] was exceffive, and, as the « Cafe too often bap