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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.
The CON TEN T S.
THE Homily of St. Epbrem. 8. Who they are that shall
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 the Mystical and Natu. attributed to Antichrist in
12. His first appearance, and 25. The Destruation of Anti-
Conquest of the Ten Kings.135 christ by the Effusion of the
15. A Digression concerning the ly consider'd; as comprizing
143 I. The Great Earthquake which
26. Antichrist and the False
explain'd in this Sense. 149 The Conclusion of the whole,
19. Some Personal Characters
Upon the GENTILE
Modern Hypothesis of some Eminent Apocalyptical Writers.
In Four Parts.
To which is prefix'd, A PREFACE suited to these Present Times
A N D
ANTICHRIST and the End of the World:
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.