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BRIEF
COMMENTARIES

UPON SUCH PARTS OF

THE REVELATION

AND OTHER

PROPHECIES

AS IMXEDIATELY REFER TO THE PRESENT TIMES.

WITH THE

PROPHETIC, or, ANTICIPATED HISTORY

OF THE

CHURCH OF ROME.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,
4 PILL FOR THE INFIDEL AND ATHEIST

BY JOSEPH GALIOWAY.

'IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON: Printed 1802
· TRENTON, reprinted by JAMES ORAM,

FOR DANIEL FENTON,

INTRODUCTION.

ITHERTO Commentators upon the APOCALYPSE, seem to have done more harm to the cause of Christianity than good. They have rather thrown this sacred part of the word of GOD, this Corner Stone of the Gospel of Christ into the back ground, than brought it forward into that conspicuous point of view which its excellence and high importance in the great Work of Redemption manifestly require.

Their method of unfolding its different subjects has been so indigested, loose, and desultory, that instead of removing the veil of allegory in which, for the most part, it was intentionally clothed by its divine Author, they have inadvertently involved it in a Wilderness of dark Confusion. Indeed, judging from their comments, they do not seem to have undera stood either the scope, design, or end for which it was given ; but to me it seems impossible for a serious and attentive mind duly to consider it, without perceiving that it is, upon a general view of it throughout what it imports to be ;

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