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W. K. PENDLETON, R. RICHARDSON AND A. W. CAMPBELL.
I saw another messenger flying through the midst of heaven, having
Great is the Truth, and mighty above all things, and will prevail!
SERIES IV.-VOLUME I.
THREE series, of seven volumes each, are now completed under the title of the Millennial Harbinger. Preceding these, seven volumes were offered, and favorably received by the reading and thinking public, under the title of the Christian Baptist. In these eight and twenty volumes, each and every one of the distinguishing tenets and positions of the current Reformation has passed through a severe, I might say a fiery_ordeal. The result has been, that, in the judgment of a great community, extended over all Protestant Christeudom, amounting, at least, to more than two hundred thousand persons in our own country, of mature age and reason-of at least a medium intelligence and learning-equal, in all intellectual and moral endowments, to the same number of persons in any other professing community in Europe or America, the great essential issues formed and canvassed, with a fair show of all the learning, talent and zeal of the age, have, each and every one of them, been triumphantly carried and demonstrated to be in harmony with the Oracles of Eternal Truth. This is a result which, without any secular aid, or any adventitious advantage, has seldom, if at all, occurred in any age or community since the great apostacy of Papal Rome from the Christian church.
Nor has this triumph been achieved by any appeal to human passion or human prejudice, but through the naked and unadorned force of divine truth, rationally, morally, and religiously propounded to the understanding, the conscience, and the hearts of the people. It is, in truth, as we most religiously believe, “ the doings of the Lord,” and “it is wondrous in our eyes." We, therefore, most humbly and gratefully thank God and take courage Still, the work is not finished: indeed, it is but begun.
A community of intelligent, responsible believers, united in “one Lord, one faith, and one baptism," animated with one hope, sanctified and comforted by one Spirit, enlisted in the service of one God and Father, separated unto the gospel of God, has immense power in heaven and earth, which, when wisely and piously wielded, can achieve much for the glory of God, and the honor and happiness of mankind.
Connected with, and much influenced by this community, are at least one million of persons in the great American family, not yet converted to God. Their destiny is committed to us, as much as were the Oracles of
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