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THE KINGDOM AND THE RESTORATION;

OR,

A SCRIPTURAL VIEW

OF THE

SECOND COMING OF CHRIST,

WITH THE WONDERFUL SIGNS THAT WILL PRECEDE IT, AND

THE

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J. E. NIHELL, PRINTER, THREE TUNS PASSAGE,

PATERNOSTER SQUARE, LONDON, E. C.

PREFACE.

WE rejoice that during the last few years there has been quite an increased spirit of inquiry on the great subject of the second coming of Christ. Many Christians in the different sects of Christendom have been led to see the importance of prophetic study, and to avail themselves of various helps in the understanding of the word.

Deeply interested in the second advent ourselves, and desiring to awaken the attention of others to this subject, and aid them in forming a correct judgment, we send forth this work with the prayer that God may bless it and use it for the spread of the truth.

It is to be regretted that so many different views are advocated by different writers, as perplexity and doubt and discouragement are the result on some minds. This should, however, stimulate to greater diligence and earnestness in seeking the truth.

We cannot presume that in our treatment of the subject we have not fallen into any error; but this much we can confidently say, that with no little prayer and study and labour we have honestly endeavoured to arrive at the truth, and we have endeavoured to do this irrespective of pre-conceived opinions of our own, or the opinions of other men. We want the truth with

PREFACE.

WE rejoice that during the last few years there has been quite an increased spirit of inquiry on the great subject of the second coming of Christ. Many Christians in the different sects of Christendom have been led to see the importance of prophetic study, and to avail themselves of various helps in the understanding of the word.

Deeply interested in the second advent ourselves, and desiring to awaken the attention of others to this subject, and aid them in forming a correct judgment, we send forth this work with the prayer that God may bless it and use it for the spread of the truth.

It is to be regretted that so many different views are advocated by different writers, as perplexity and doubt and discouragement are the result on some minds. This should, however, stimulate to greater diligence and earnestness in seeking the truth.

We cannot presume that in our treatment of the subject we have not fallen into any error; but this much we can confidently say, that with no little prayer and study and labour we have honestly endeavoured to arrive at the truth, and we have endeavoured to do this irrespective of pre-conceived opinions of our own, or the opinions of other men. We want the truth with

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