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A Word in Seafon.
HE Author is not infenfible that the Publication of fuch a Treatife 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 fo long and fo cruelly ravaged, will be judged by a great many very Unfeasonable. And fo indeed it would be, were but the Minds of People difpofed to receive the Bleffings of Peace: or could they be brought to understand and confider their true Interest: which cannot be expected without ftrictly purfuing the Methods of Juftice, without either Favour for or Prejudice against Any Perfon or Party whatfoever, and by closely adhering to the immutable Standard of God's Everlafting Truth, without which no Establishment of Man can long ftand. No doubt had we lived in Nineveh in the Days of Jonah, 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 Seafonable 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 fo muft Spiritual Babylon likewise with her King, and all that drink out of her Cup, except they repent.
The CONTENT S.
THE Homily of St. Ephrem. 8. Who they are that shall e-
1. The FAMINE the proper Punishment of the Luft of the Flesh. 73
2. This Branch of Sin more particularly confider'd. 75 3. That this Sin does ufually produce this Punishment. 77 4. That there shall be great and univerfal Famines. 81 5. The Caufes of this Evil exceffive Heat. This prov'd from Scripture. 86 Blights, Mildews, &c. impu
ted to Heat.
88 Devouring Infects produc'd by Heat.
1. The SWORD the proper
92 6. A Recapitulation of these three, Evils. ibid.
7. A Remnant saved.
15. A Digreffion concerning the
Reftitution of Spiritual Gifts
16. The Oppofition between the
Eaft, and the Prophecy of Joel
His Worshipping the God Ma-
fes, and the End of the Beast's
The Seven Vials diftinctly con-
The Seventh Vial more diftinct-
Upon the GENTILE
Modern Hypothesis of some Eminent Apocalyptical Writers.
In Four Parts.
To which is prefix'd,
A PREFACE fuited to these Prefent Times:
A Difcourfe of St. Ephrem Syrus concerning ANTICHRIST and the End of the World: Done into English from the Greek, with NOTES.
Dr. GRABE's Opinion of the SCRIPTUREPROPHECIES concerning the Church of Rome; and his REASONS why the Spiritual Adultery of the faid Church is not properly an Antichriftian State of Worfhip: Extracted from fome Letters of his and other Manufcripts.
Printed for R. Knaplock at the Bishop's Head, R. and F. Bonwicke at the Red Lion, and H. Clements at the Half Moon in St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1713.