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far from occurring immediately before the com-
mencement of the Millennium, will not occur until
after the full termination of the Millennium:
though, how long after, is known to God alone.
p. 454.

(1.) A statement of the true translation and import of

the text contained in Acts iii. 19-21. p. 454.

(2.) An account of the complete misapprehension

and perversion of the text, by Mr. Mede and

by those who have followed him in expecting

the literal second advent of Christ imme-

diately before the commencement of the Mil-

lennium. p. 457.

7. The very prophecy of St. John, which announces the

manifestation of Christ and his saints mounted on

white horses to overthrow the confederacy of the

Roman beast and the false prophet, when scruti-

nized, according to the fixed principles of symboli-

cal language, is fatal to the theory of Mr. Mede

and the literalists. p. 461.

8. God's enemies, in the battle of Armageddon, are

declared in prophecy to be destroyed through the

agency of human second causes. p. 462.

9. Yet, though the notion of a literal advent in the

day of Armageddon is altogether untenable, some

expressions in prophecy may perhaps warrant the

expectation of an ultimate miraculous interference:

that is to say, an interference, preternatural in

regard to the specific time and object of its occur-

rence, natural in regard to the means by which it

is effected. p. 463.

10. The establishment of a canon of prophetic exposi-

tion, in regard to the frequent scriptural annun-

ciations of a coming of the Lord and of the occur-

rence of a judgment-day, by which we may deter-

mine, when those annunciations ought to be under-

stood figuratively, and when literally. p. 466.

BOOK V.

AN EXPOSITION OF THE LITTLE OR OPEN BOOK

OF THE APOCALYPSE.

VOL. III.

B

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