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" THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE."

L. AND G. SEELEY, PRINTERS, THAMES DITTON, SURREY, OR

THE POPE AND THE COUNCIL OF TRENT.

WITH THE NUMBER, NAME, AND MARK OF THE POPE,
AND THE MARK OF HIS NAME IN HEBREW,

GREEK, AND LATIN.

!

BEING

A COMMENTARY UPON REVELATION XIII.

BY FREDERIC FYSH, M. A.

OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

“ If any man worship THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb; and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever ; and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”

PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE:

AND SOLD BY L. AND G. SEELEY,
FLEET STREET, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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PREFACE.

It is not without much reluctance and many misgivings that the Author of the following Commentary ventures to obtrude it on the notice of the Christian public. Deeply sensible of his own incompetency to the office of Commentator on the Book of Revelation, he has at times felt disposed to shrink from the task ; but has been encouraged to proceed, trusting to the assistance of Him, whose prerogative it is, by things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.

The fulfilment of prophecy is an interesting subject, and at the same time furnishes one of the strongest evidences for the truth of revealed religion. And next to the prophecies respecting Jesus Christ, the prophecies relative to Popery are, perhaps, the most numerous and the most important. That there should be a great apostasy in the Christian Church, consisting chiefly in the worship of demons, angels or departed saints, and promoted through the hypocrisy of liars, forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats, is expressly foretold

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