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A Word in Season.


HE Author is not insensible that the

Publication of such a Treatise as this at a Time when the SWORD (the first of Evils here treated of) is now ready to be fheathed in these parts of the World where it hath so long and so cruelly ravaged, will be judged by a great many very Unseasonable. And so indeed it would be, were but the Minds of people disposed to receive the Bleffings of Peace: or could they be brought to understand and consider their true Interest: which cannot be expected without strictly pursuing the Methods of Justice, without either Favour for or Prejudice against Any Person or Party whatsoever, and by closely adhering to the immutable Standard of God's Everlasting Truth, without which no Establishment of Man can long stand. No doubt had we lived in Nineveh in the Days of Fonah, or in Babylon in the Days of Daniel, there are great Numbers among us that would have thought the Preaching of the former and the Interpretation of the latter not more Seasonable than This now is. But Nineveh was reprieved from its impending Ruin by Attention to the One: and Babylon which repented not perished with its King: and so muft Spiritual Babylon likewise with her King, and all that drink out of her Cup, except they repent.




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THE Homily of St. Epbrem. 8. Who they are that shall

Page xxix. Scape this Evil.
The Opinion of Dr.Grabe. Ixi. PART III.
A Word in Seafon. Ixxxii. 1. The FAMINE the proper
The Introduction.

Punisoment of the Luft of tbe

73 1. The SWORD the proper 2. This Branch of Sin more Punishment of the Luft of the particularly consider'd. 75. Eye.

8 3. That this Sin does usually 2. That this Fudgment fall produce this Punishment. 77 Surely come.

10 4. That there mall be great 3. An Obje&ion answer'd. 17 and universal Famines. 81 4. A 2dobjedion answer'd. 18 5. The Causes of this Evil ex5. The End or Design of those cessive Heat. This prov'd from Desolations.


86 6. The Region or Quarter where Blights, Mildews, &c. imputhisJudgment shall begin. 23 ted to Heat.

88 7. A Remnant saved. 28 Devouring Infeets produc’d by 8. The Manner of tbeir Pre- Heat.

92 servation consider'd. 32 6. A Recapitulation of these 9. A Recapitulation of this three, Evils,

ibid. whole First Part. 37 7. A Remnant saved.

94 PART II. 8. The Manner consider'd. 97 The PESTILENCE. 42 9. An Address to those who 1. The Pride of Life.

43 are unqualify'd for Preferva. 2. Ibid. further consider'd. 44 tion.

98 3. That this Sin will be very 10. Of the other leffer Evils rife in the last Days. 47 that soal prevail at that time. 4. That there shall be sore Diseases in the last Days. so

PART IV. s. That these Diseases are the 1. The Word ANTICHRIST proper Punishments of the


107 Pride of Life.

54 2. The State of the Controvers 6. The material or instrumen- concerning a personal Antital Causes of them. 59 chrift.

109 7. That there shall be a concur. 3. Of the Mystical and Natu. rence of these causes in the ral Body of our Lord, IIO latter Days, 66

4. Of


4. Of the Mystical and Natu. attributed to Antichrist in

ral Body of Antichrist. III Scripture, viz. 158

s. That the charge of - Anti. His Blasphemy. ibid.

christianism cannot be appro- Not regarding the Desire of

priated to the Church of Women.



117. His Worshipping the God Ma-

6. The Ajthorities for the Proof ozzim


of a personal Antichrift. 119 His doing Wonders. 160

I. From Scripture. ibid. 20. The State of the World at

Two Objections answer'd. 121 that time confider?d. 163

II. From the Ancient Fathers 21. Some Obfervations upon

of the Church.

the preceding Quotations: 170

III. From the Jews. 124 And concerning the Mark of

7. The Types of Antichrift. ib.

the Beast.


8. His Birth and Parent age. 22. Of the Two Witnesses. 174

.. 129 23. The Death of the Witnes

9. That he foall come out of jes, and the End of the Beast's

the Tribe of Dan. 132 Reign.


10. Of his Infancy. 133 24. Places of Holy Scripture

1. Of the Region where he alluding to the Reign of An-

shall first appear. 134



12. His first appearance, and 25. The Destruation of Anti-

Conquest of the Ten Kings.135 christ by the Effusion of the

13. Of the Eastern Beast or Seven Vials.


False Prophet. 138 The Seven Vials diftin&tly con.

14. The Opposition that shall fider’d.


be made by the Church. 140 The Seventh Vial more diftin&t.

15. A Digression concerning the ly consider'd; as comprizing
Reftitution of Spiritual Gifts under it Two great Events :
and Miraculous Powers to the viz.

143 I. The Great Earthquake which

1. From Scriptures. 144 pall destroy Rome and Jeru-

I! From the Ancients.
146 falem.


16. The Opposition between the II. The Battel of Armageddon.

Christian and Antichristian



26. Antichrist and the False

17. Antichrist: invading the Prophet taken and cast into

East and the Prophecy of Joel the Bottomless. Pit.

explain'd in this Sense. 149 The Conclusion of the whole,

18. Of his taking Jerusalem. with fome Thoughts about the

155 Signs of the Times. 205

19. Some Personal Characters


Upon the GENTILE

Apostatized Church.


Modern Hypothesis of some Eminent Apocalyptical Writers.

In Four Parts.

To which is prefix'd, A PREFACE suited to these Present Times

A Discourse of St. Ephrem Syrus concerning

ANTICHRIST and the End of the World:
Done into English from the Greek, with

Together with
Dr. GRABE's Opinion of the SCRIPTURE-

PROPHECIES concerning the Church of Rome; and his REASONS why the Spiritual Adultery of the said Church is not properly an Antichriftian State of Worship: Extračied from Some Letters of his and other Manuscripts.

L O N D ON: Printed for R. Knaplock at the Bishop's Head, R. and

7. Bonwicke at the Red Lion, and H. Clements at the Half Moon in St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1713.

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