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R E V E L A TION,
SHOWING THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THE CHURCHES, AND THE CHANGE
NOW TO COME UPON THE WORLD, BY
THE SECOND ADVENT,
IN SPIRIT, OF THE MESSIAH,
WITH INTERPRETATIONS OF
PROPHECIES IN DANIEL,
THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
"An End, the END is come upon the four corners of the land."-Ezek. vii. 2.
BY H. H. VAN AMRINGE,
NO. 3 PARK ROW.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1843, by
R. P. BIXBY & CO., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York
NO INTERPRETATION of Scripture can be built on disjointed parts. In order to be sure that you have a right understanding of a scriptural doctrine, or prophecy, you ought to be certain that there is no passage in the Bible which contradicts your opinions. For this reason it was, that, in writing “ The Seals OPENED, OR, A VOICE TO THE Jews,” I made such comments, on very many texts, as I conceived would be beneficial, both to sustain my views, affirmatively, and to show that they were not opposed by any portion of Revelation.
In the following work, it will be seen that I have freely availed myself of whatever thoughts or illustrations, are contained in my former publication, suited to my present design; for I now wish to arrange, under proper heads, the various proofs and arguments on each subject relating to the existence, nature, character, and government of the Deity, and our duty to Him and to each other, communicated under the types and parables of the incarnation and atonement of Christ, our God and Saviour : His glorious resurrection, and His destruction of sin and death : together, also, with the prophetic history of the churches and of the world.
The most of these chapters, I might have condensed into a much less space than they occupy-especially the 7th chapter, which might have been comprised within a small limit; for all the objections against the divinity of our Saviour, are readily answered, or rather met and obviated, solely by stating His TWO-TOLD relations-viz: “in spirit,” He is our Lord and God; but,” according to the flesh,” He is the Son of David, and personates the whole family of man. In this representative capacity, He is spoken of in language different from that which is applied to Him in His relation as Jehovah or the Father, possessing an unrevealable infinity of divine attributes. My motives for answering the objections, in full, I have stated at the conclusion of that chapter; and similar reasons have prompted me, also, to be more diffuse than I otherwise should have been, in other portions of the book; for I have observed that prejudiced minds avail themselves of any pretext to escape from the true doctrine; and,