Chapter Title Page # Foreword 5 Introduction 15 1. A Captive in Babylon's Royal Court 19 2a. The King Dreams of World Empires 29 2b. The King Dreams of World Empires 51 3. Integrity Tested by Fire 71 4. The Most High Ruleth 79 5. The Handwriting on the Wall 89 6. Daniel in the Lion's Den 97 7a. The Struggle for World Dominion 105 7b. The Struggle for World Dominion 126 8a. The World Arraigned Before the Court of Heaven 149 8b. The World Arraigned Before the Court of Heaven 171 9. A Prophetic Yardstick Spans the Centuries 193 10. God Intervenes in World Affairs 225 11a. Unrolling the Scroll of the Future 233 11b. Unrolling the Scroll of the Future 255 11c. Unrolling the Scroll of the Future 278 12a. History's Coming Climax 301 12b. History's Coming Climax 324
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,
as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.”
2 Peter 1:19
Introduction 337 1. The Divine Method of Prophetic Revelation 339 2. The Letters of Jesus to the Churches 361 3. "Behold, I stand at the Door and Knock" 383 4. Before the Throne of God 407 5. The Challenge of the Sealed Book 415 6. Breaking the Seals on the Book of Prophecy 425 7. The Seal of the Living God 453 8. The Collapse of the Roman Empire 473 9. The Moslem World in Prophecy 493 10. The World-Wide Proclamation of the Second Advent 519 11. The Battle Between the Bible and Atheism 531 12. The Background of Religious Intolerance 549 13a. The Agelong Struggle for Religious Freedom 561 13b. The Agelong Struggle for Religious Freedom 583 13c. The Agelong Struggle for Religious Freedom 604 14a. God's Final Warning to a Wicked World 625 14b. God's Final Warning to a Wicked World 644 14c. God's Final Warning to a Wicked World 662 15. Preparing the Vials of Divine Wrath 681 16. Seven Plagues Devastate the Earth 685 17. A World Union of Church and State 707 18. The Doom of Modern Babylon 715 19. King of Kings and Lord of Lords 731 20. The World's Millennial Night 739 21. A New Heaven and a New Earth 755 22. Peace at Last 771
"The Light of God's Word" (poem) 12 "The Home of the Saved" (poem) 769 Bibliography 785
No one can afford to live in a time like ours without studying the vital issues it has pleased God to open to our understanding in this fast moving age. Such issues have eternal consequences for every soul.
The author of this book lived and wrote more than a century ago, and in the literary and polemic style of those times. His interpretation of prophecy, however, and the doctrines of truth he established through intensive study of the Scriptures, have borne the test of time and of diligent scrutiny by Bible students. Indeed, they have borne the test so well that they are the more worthy of being perpetuated in a revised edition, which it is our great pleasure to offer in this present attractive form.
No effort has been spared by the editors to simplify and clarify the presentation of truth in the fluent and appealing diction of the writer, to verify all historical and exegetical sources drawn upon by the author, and in notable instances to fortify the teaching by new evidence not available at the time of the original writing. They have sought also to bring to bear upon prophetic interpretation the additional weight of significance so obviously discernible in political, social, and religious developments pressing upon our attention in these culminating days of the gospel era.
Thoughtful and open-minded consideration of these vital themes by every candid reader is earnestly invited.
The Light of God’s Word
O’er all the moral world, where, otherwise,
It is God’s Holy Word, immutable,
(From the poem The Warning Voice of Time and Prophecy, by Uriah Smith.)
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