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Verse 8. And their dead bodies, &c. They shall continue as a dead letter; and their memory shall be dishonoured and disregarded by the power or powers, which are “spiritually called Sodom and Egypt;" i. e., from the similarity of these powers to those ancient people, in respect to their bestial sins and idolatries.
Verse 9. And they of the people, &c. The witnesses, though rendered nationally extinct, are not annihilated; their existence is well known and acknowledged by many people and nations, who are not under the influence of this Papal and Infidel power, and who will not suffer them to be removed from their habitations or possession.
Verse 10. And they that dwell, &c. They who dwell upon the Latin earth will, indeed, rejoice and congratulate one another, being no longer restricted by the partially' acknowledged laws or precepts, which so long obstructed the free indulgence of their passions.
Verse 11. And after three days and a half, &c.*, But after three years and a half the spiritual influence of the two witnesses will be fully revived ; and will create extraordinary apprehensions in those of the ungodly who witness it.
Verse 12. And they heard a great voice, &c. This revived influence of God's word will be regarded as a great voice from heaven," and the protection of God will be so powerfully vouchsafed, that the enemies of truth shall no longer be able to maintain an efficient opposition to it.
Verse 13. And the same hour, &c. And, as may be expected, great political and ecclesiasti
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Verses 6, 7. These There has been no rai dance of the Holy Spirit of their testimony, because the dictates of Revelation maxims. Thus, all attempts 1 good government on such a ba by wars and bloodshed, and all t. the Almighty has so often inflict their testimony, (now so widely plished, their national influence guished by the hostile power abovehas uniformly been to suppress
* For a view of the chronological the observations in Supplement N
THE RESTORATION AND CONVERSION OF THE JEWS.
It has been frequently suggested by infidels, that prophecy has a tendency to fulfil itself through the efforts of those who profess the religion from which it emanates. But when they thus assault Christianity, we find that their arguments are wholly untenable, and merely arise from heir own ignorance. No evidence is so conclusive as what
derive from accomplished prophecy, or that in a course ccomplishment. The miracles which contributed to lay foundation of Christianity are proved to have been ht, from the most authentic testimony, which is all ? can possess; and they are more or less confirmed effects produced: but that arising from prophecy le most irrefragable proof of the truth of the religion, as it appears to our senses in a manner being controverted. We conceive that all the dictions, which are in a course of fulfilment, ription, and will be so found, if but applied to te of things with a competent understandPerhaps there are none more h respect the present condition of the resent our readers with such as
"e are obliged occasionally to re
e past and present state of
cal changes will take place ; so great, that one of the ten kingdoms secedes from all connection with the Papacy ; during which seven thousand men of name or dignitycommanders of repute and fame-shall fall in the contest; those, the remnant, who are not slain, whether princes or generals, shall become so appalled at the result, that they will readily unite with the religious world, (whether feignedly or sincerely,) to praise God for the termination of this
After this we find that the seventh angel sounds, and that thenceforth no power can effectually impede the triumphant progress of the Redeemer's kingdom.
THE RESTORATION AND CONVERSION OF THE JEWS.
It has been frequently suggested by infidels, that prophecy has a tendency to fulfil itself through the efforts of those who profess the religion from which it emanates. But when they thus assault Christianity, we find that their arguments are wholly untenable, and merely arise from their own ignorance. No evidence is so conclusive as what we derive from accomplished prophecy, or that in a course of accomplishment. The miracles which contributed to lay the foundation of Christianity are proved to have been wrought, from the most authentic testimony, which is all that we can possess; and they are more or less confirmed by the effects produced: but that arising from prophecy affords the most irrefragable proof of the truth of the Christian religion, as it appears to our senses in a manner incapable of being controverted. We conceive that all the Scripture predictions, which are in a course of fulfilment, are of this description, and will be so found, if but applied to the existing state of things with a competent understanding of them. Perhaps there are none more remarkable than those which respect the present condition of the Jews: and while we present our readers with such as relate to their future prospects, we are obliged occasionally to recur to those which regard the past and present state of that