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ON THE

PROPHECIES

RELATIVE TO

ANTICHRIST AND THE LAST TIMES;

EXHIBITING THX

RISE, CHARACTER, AND OVERTHROW

OF THAT

TERRIBLE POWER:

AND A

TREATISE

ON THE

SEVEN APOCALYPTIC VIALS.

BY ETHAN SMITH, A. M.

PASTOR OF THE CHURCH IN HOPKINTOX, N. H.

SECOND EDITION:

In the last days perilous times shall come....Paul.
Ye have heard that Antichrist shall come....John.
The Beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit....ANOEL.
The Lion hath roared; who shall not fear....Amos.
The destroyer of the gentiles is on his way....JEREMIAH.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm in my holy mountain....Jox.

BOSTON:
PRINTED AND SOLD BY SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG,

No. 50, CORNHILL.

1814.

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS-'Io wit:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT NEMEMBERED, that on the nineteeth day of February, A. D. 1814, and in the thirty-fifth year of the independence of the United States of America, SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claim as Proprietor; in the words following, to wit:

“A Dissertation on the Prophecics relative to Antichrist, and the Last Times; exhibiting the Rise, Character, and Overthrow of that Terrible Power: and a

Treatise on the seven apocalyptic Vials. By Ethan Smith, A.M. Pastor of the Church in Hopkinton, N. H. In the last days perilous times shall come....PAUL. Ye have heard that Antichrist shall come....John. The Beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit....ANGEL. The Lion hath roared, who shall not fear?.... Amos. The destroyer of the gentiles is on bis way....JERENIAH. Blow ye the trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm in my holy mountain....Joel.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intitled “An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act intitled, "An act supplementary to an intitled an aet for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engraving, and Fitching Historical and other Prints."

WILLIAM S. SHAW, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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CHAPTER I.

Page.

We are taught, in the prophetic parts of the sacred Seriptures, to expect the

rise of a terrible, atheistical Power, and a vast influence of Infidelity, in

the last days, or just before the Millennium

17

SECTION 1.

Preliminary remarks upon the xth and with chapters of Daniel

25

SECTION 2.

'This Infidel Power predicted in Daniel xi, from verse 36, to the end

33

SECTION 3.

Antichrist another Power beside the Hapal hierarchy

SECTION 4.

Antichrist predicted by the Apostles

52

SECTION 5.

Antichrist predicted in Revelation with chapter

67

SECTION 6.

The Roman, Papal, and Antichristian Beasts

70

The ten horns of the Antichristian Beast

93

The ten horns of the ancient Roman Beast

102.

SECTION 7.

Antichrist predicted in Revelation xvüith chapter

115

SECTION '8.

The closing part of the 1260 years occupied by Antichrist. Paul's Man

of Sin

125

Conclusion of the chapter

128

CHAPTER II.

The last days have arrived, and an inciplent fulfilment of the predictions con-

cerning Antichrist, is now manifest before our eyes

SECTION 1.

Chronological remarks

131

SECTIOX 2.

Enormities of the French revolution

145

SECTION 3

Doctor Robison and the Abbe Barruel

152

SECTION 4.

Origin of the French revolution

154

And a further description of that revolution

163

SECTION 5.

The re-establishment of Popery by Bonaparte not inconsistent with Athe.

ism's being the characteristic of the French Empire

168

SECTION 6

Antichristian influence in the United States of America

174

SECTIOX 7.

Views and conduct of the French government

192

Falsehood the basis of that government

201

SECTIOX 8.

Other causes, which have facilitated the spread of Infidelity in our nation 206

Conclusion of the chapter

217

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