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-Progress of defection-War of the church against avowed
enemies-Method with Infidels and with Mahometans-
Mutawatir Causes which completed the victory of the
church over paganism-Case of the Jews-United with the
church in her war with idolatry, but opposed to her in her
war with incredulity-Rom. xi. explained-Difficulties and
last conflict of the church-Controversies within the church
pernicious-Pole star of interpretation-Even misinterpreta-
tion may be converted to good-Benefits of prophecy.


True notion of the Resurrection-Dangers from Infidelity, not
from Idolatry-Simplicity of the ancient creeds-Multiplicity
of articles a stumbling-block to Infidels-fundamental truths.



The two Pillars of the Catholic church-Advantages of Pro-
phecy, and why addressed to those who admit previous reve-
lations-Oracles-Mahomet's Prophecy-Scripture Prophe-
cy-Miracles feigned, Prophecy cannot-Unrivalled supe-
riority-Noah's and Balaam's prophecies-Bear testimony
to Christ and his church; more for the benefit of unbelievers
than of believers-Lightfoot-Not for particular churches, but
for the Catholic church-Affects no doctrine nor duty of the
Gospel-Maimonides-Haggai-The grand catastrophe and
consummation of prophecy, according to Bishop Newton-
Would not accomplish the object proposed-Not the confla-
gration of Rome-Theory of Bishops Warburton and Hurd
untenable-A modern fancy-Not denied by themselves—
Prophecy bears testimony to Christ and his church-Proved
from St. John's Gospel-From the Apocalypse-The advo-
cate of the church—Against enemies without it-The visible

church that of the Prophets-Because in it alone they could be seen and proved to be fulfilled-Tares of two kinds-Of persons and of things-Greatest tares-Prophecy takes no notice of the parties in the church-Would then be inexplicable-Benefits of Christianity-Prophecies not for controversy-The spirit of prophecy dwells not in the house of passion-Tertullian-Not of private interpretation-The true interpreter-The spirit and theology of the New Testament— Extract from Jeremy Taylor; from Baxter-Fundamental truths most useful-Its object neither the French Revolution nor the German empire; but the Catholic church and her enemies-Difficulties of investigation-The church must be considered and examined carefully and impartially-A just estimate of it greatly assists in the exposition of prophecyNot limited nor partial-The Psalmist's view of it-St. Paul's view in Ephesians iii.-Text explained and translated-The teacher and nurse of virtue-Mother of us all-the Key of Prophecy.


Definitions of the Catholic church.




Language the Organ of society-Types and symbols a chief source of difficulty and of error, but necessary and advantageous-A science in itself-Greater difficulty in determining whether the emblem or the object-Instance from the Apocalypse-From the Sacramentarian controversy-Types

-When to be resorted to-In cases of evident inconsistency or necessity-Early instruction emblematic, and why-The prophetic glass-The Infinite Spirit manifests himself by outward signs-Elements of the world-Clemens Alexandri


Moses and the prophets ministered to Christ and his church—
All prophecy must be adequately fulfilled-Hence necessity
of recurring to the double sense-That prophecy should have
two senses agreeable to reason, as it is connected with two
churches and two dispensations, whereof the one was the
foundation and the type of the other respectively, and so

likewise the senses of prophecy-Instance in the xxxivth of
Isaiah-In the vision of dry bones, xxxviith of Ezekiel-
Literal sense-Return from Babylon-Secondary or spiritual
sense-The deliverance of Messiah's church from heathen
persecution-And the same with the first resurrection-
The binding of Satan, and the reign of the saints in the
Apocalypse-Which are symbolical, temporal, and tempo-
rary, and foresignify the public and legal establishment of
Christianity in this world-In type and token of its triumph.
and glory in the world to come-Lord Bacon's Scalas Com-
plimenti-Errors respecting the millenium founded in the
figurative language of the prophets-No actual rising from
the grave until the last day-When all things shall be made
new-Ezekiel's temple not merely that built by Zerubbabel-
The type of the church-Grotius incorrect-False conclusion
of Eichhorn-Michaelis more just-The most perfect sketch
and outline of Messiah's church-So explained in the last
chapters of the Apocalypse-The temple of Jerusalem not the
house of God after the crucifixion-The altar on which Christ
suffered, and the temple, of which he was the sacrifice and
the High Priest, not that of Jerusalem, but of the church.
and of the world-Two divisions of the tabernacle, and of
the temple and of the city of Jerusalem-Types of the two
divisions of the church on earth and in heaven-Who the
children of Abraham-The land of Israel a type of the world
and of heaven-Ezekiel exhibits emblematically the esta-
blishment of the church on earth, as an adumbration of its
future glory in heaven-Who the true Jews-Not the literal,
but the promised seed of Abraham; and hence the true
sense and completion of prophecy.


Note 1st, 8th Psalm-Note 2nd, lines from Waller-Note 3rd,
double sense of our Lord's prophecy-In the carcase—The
eagles The abomination of desolation-His coming, and
the signs of it-The sun being darkened-Its suddenness—

xith of Romans not opposed to the scheme of prophecy-
Its object to encourage the Jews, and to check the pride of
the Gentiles-Greatly mistaken-Errors of the Syriac version
-But corrected by the Vulgate and the Arabic-Division of
verses 25 and 26 peculiarly unfortunate-Who the Israel to
be saved-Not the literal Israel, but the Israel of God, the
church-Other errors-Conversion of the Jews resembles
that of the Gentiles-Many still to remain in unbelief-No
return to Canaan-Such an exposition brings back the types
and shadows of the former dispensation, and tends to exalt
the synagogue, and to depress the church.

SECTION V. P. 189.


Party zeal and neglect or contempt of antiquity sources of mis-
interpretation-False prophets of first period-Of second and
last period--Without the pale of the church-Open enemies
of it-They deny not God and his Providence-Enemies
of Christ and of his faith-Proved from St. John's first
epistle-One Antichrist-The false prophet-The deceiver-
The liar-To deny that Christ was come in the flesh—And the
Father and the Son-And to oppose himself to Christ and all
the gods of the heathen-And to exalt himself above them—
And, therefore, to be no idolater-On the contrary, to perse-
cute idolaters-To acknowledge the Sovereignty, and to pro-
mote the worship of the one Almighty God-Excellence of
the marginal reading of Daniel xi. 38.-Fanciful and unsup-
ported rendering of Mr. Mede, Bishop Newton, and of other
writers on the prophecies-To come in or with circumcision-
To be but one man-Not a succession or plurality of men—
Variously compared and contrasted with Christ-In the last
times all things were to be in the extreme-Completion to be
ascertained, not from a single mark or solitary proof, but from
the concurrence and concentration of all the signs, and all
the proofs together-Mahomet-His name the name of a

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