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SCHEME OF THE PROPHECY.
Progress of Christianity in the East.
Triumphant progress of the gospel in the apostolic age: symbolised by the Rider on the white horse, &c.... SECOND SEAL.
Rise of contention and discord among the Christians : symbolised by the Rider on the red horse, &c....
Extinction of piety and morality among the majority of Christians: symbolised by Death on the pale horse, &c......
Introduction of superstition and fanaticism into Christi
anity symbolised by the Rider on the black horse,&c. 150-200
Persecution of the Christians; its most remarkable period: symbolised by the Souls of the martyrs, &c.. SIXTH SEAL.
The real distinguished from the nominal Christians: symbolised by the Day of judgment..
À, D. 32-100
A general view of the spiritual evils attending the rise of Antichrist in the East: symbolised by Fire from the altar, cast upon the earth: particularized at the sounding of the Trumpets.
Contentions of the clergy for power and supremacy : symbolised by Hail and Fire, mingled with Blood.
Controversies respecting the nature of the Godhead : symbolised by the burning Mountain cast into the Sea......
Revival of idolatry in the nominal Christian church: symbolised by the falling Star.
Rise of Mahommedism, and the Saracen empire: symbolised by the Locust Swarm...
Falsification of scripture a prevalent practice: symbolised by the Darkening of the heavenly luminaries.. 450-550
The division of the prophetic history into eastern and western unfolded, and the little Book brought into view.
Extinction of Christianity by the Turks: symbolised by the Conquests of the Euphratean horsemen.... 762-1453
PROGRESS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE WEST.
A general view of Christianity in the West, the scrip-
A general view of the revival of the use of the scrip-
tures at the reformation, and the subsequent down-
fal of irreligion: symbolised by metaphors, borrowed
from the Day of Judgment: the events attending
the overthrow of Antichrist, particularized at the
Paganism abolished, and Christianity established by au-
thority, after a struggle of three centuries: symbol-
ised by the Labour pains, and the Birth of the male
The rise and establishment of Antichrist in the western
empire symbolised by the Beast, with seven heads
The humility and meekness affected, with the tyrannical
Contents of the Seventh Trumpet.
Revival of Christianity, and restoration of the gospel :
The evils about to befal the nominal Christians: sym-
A general view of the last judgments on the followers of
the Beast as particularized under the Vials which
Spoliation of the Romish church: symbolised by a grievous Sore.
Infidelity undermines the Romish church: symbolised by the Sea being turned into blood.....
Immorality visits its evils on Catholic countries: symbolised by the Corrupting of the waters.
Bigotry and fanaticism inflict their torments on the followers of the Beast: symbolised by the Sun scorching with great heat.....
The papal throne shaken by the French revolution : symbolised by a Vial poured on the seat of the Beast..
Downfal of the Ottoman empire: symbolised by the
The great Battle of Armageddon..