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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PREFACE 5
    LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 12
    01 EXPECTATIONS AND PREDICTIONS OF EMINENT MEN 13
    Prominence and influence of this nation — Ten striking facts — Remarkable declarations and predictions by Sir Thomas Browne, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, John Adams, Galiani, Adam Smith, Governor Pownal, David Hartley, Count d’Aranda, Bishop of St. Asaph, George Herbert, De-Tocqueville, G.A. Townsend, and Rev. J.M. Foster.
    02 A CENTURY’S PROGRESS 22
    Testimony of Emile de Girardin, the Dublin (Ireland) Nation, Mitchell, First settlements Population — Close of the Revolution — Territorial growth — Increase of Population — Development of cities — Industrial growth — First cotton-mills and railroads — Great American inventions — Agriculture — Cotton industry — Live stock — Manufactures — Iron and other metals — Mining — The gold discovery — Commerce — Banking and insurance — Arts and science — Literature — Printing — Postal and telegraph services — America the great cattle raiser — Lumber interests — The great coal producer — Most notable structures in the world — Progress in one generations.
    03 POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE OF THE NATION 71
    Civil and religious liberty — Constitutional guarantees — A nation on a new model — The magnet of America — The asylum of the oppressed — Morality and religion — Organized liberty — Constitution-making — Our Constitution pronounced in England the most sacred political document in the world — American literature abroad — Stability of our government — The model republic.
    04 IMPORTANT PROBABILITIES CONSIDERED 89
    A miracle of growth — Providence conspicuous in our history — Why nations are mentioned in the Bible — Why should not our own be mentioned? — Survey of Biblical symbols — Conclusions.
    05 A CHAIN OF PROPHECY 94
    Second symbol of Revelation 13 — The prophecy located — The Church of God the prominent object — Symbols explained — Historical facts considered — Chronology, location, character, work, continuance, and overthrow of two important symbols.
    06 LOCATION OF THE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTED BY THE SECOND SYMBOL OF Revelation 13 105
    Leading symbolic features — Religious elements — Not in the Eastern Hemisphere — The ten kingdoms of Western Europe — Testimony of Machiavelli, Bishop Newton, Faber, and Dr. Hales — Time’s noblest offspring — The Western Hemisphere — The eyes of all Europe upon us — Sayings of Talleyrand.
    07 WHEN MUST THE GOVERNMENT INDICATED BY THIS SYMBOL ARISE? 114
    Chronology an important consideration — The head of the government — Rome’s forms of government — A deadly wound — Papal overthrow in 1798 — Testimony of Geo. Croly, A.M. — Three important chronological proofs — Survey of the Western Hemisphere — The United States the leading nation here.
    08 THE UNITED STATES HAS ARISEN IN THE EXACT MANNER INDICATED BY THE SYMBOL 124
    Comes up in a new territory — Comes up peacefully — View of J.P. Thompson, LL. D. — Burke on the American Revolution — The expression used by the Apostle John — G.A. Townsend’s testimony — Edward Everett on English exiles — Corroborated by statistics of progress.
    09 THE TWO GREAT PRINCIPLES OF THIS GOVERNMENT 131
    How the Scriptures symbolize power and strength — A Church without a pope and a State without a king — Civil and religious liberty — Republicanism and Protestantism — A youthful power — Declaration of Independence — A noble profession — Law of symbols.
    10 INCONSISTENT UTTERANCES 136
    Points made — Religious bigotry of the past — Danger of ecclesiastical power — How a government speaks — Dangerous tendencies — Opposition to dissenters — A warning by D’Aubigne — Political corruption — Spirit of the Dark Ages still alive — Charles Beecher on Protestant apostasy — Principles of the French Revolution — Time the teacher.
    11 HE DOETH GREAT WONDERS 146
    Modern discoveries in the arts and sciences — Wonderful inventions — Religious wonders — Meaning of 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10 — Spiritualism — Experiments by Prof. Zollner — Judge Edmonds’s testimony — To the kings of the earth — Extent of this work.
    2 CHURCH AND STATE 159
    The government republican — A Protestant nation — Collusion with the papacy — What is possible in this government — Influences at work — Condition of Christianity — Warnings from the Scriptures — Existing expectations — A great American Catholic Church called for.
    3 THE SUNDAY QUESTION 168
    Agents identified — Acts ascribed to each — The coming issue — A fearful sin denounced — Bishop Newton on the use of a mark — The characteristics of Roman Catholicism — What it has attempted in the religious world — Agreement between Daniel and Paul — How a person shows himself a follower of the papacy — What the Roman Catholic Church claims to have done — Relics of Romanism retained by Protestants — The Reformers vindicated.
    14 INDICATIONS OF COMING CHANGES 187
    Movements towards Church and State — Influence of Spiritualism — Efforts for a union of all Churches — Sunday reform movements — Religions in politics — The National Reform Association — Seeking to amend the Constitution — A “Politico-Theological movement” on foot — History of the National Reform movement — Strong resolutions — The Pittsburgh Convention — Progress of the work — Intuitions of Liberalism — The die cast — Inconsistent professions — The Independent humorously unveils the movement — The Church to rule — Religious tests for office — Religious legislation called for — Compulsion for dissenters — Equal rights ignored — A political party on a religious platform — The Sunday movement in foreign lands — Combined strength of religious bodies — Sunday as a political institution — Secretary Thompson’s position — A hypocritical distinction — Religious discrimination — Demands of Liberalism — Religious tyranny impending — Desperate determinations — Change in public sentiment — Surrender of the Reformation — Our position defined — Inevitable result of the proposed movement — “The old Philadelphia lie” — Consent of the governed — Religious oppression begun — Unmistakable indications for the future.
    APPENDIX 275
    APPENDIX II 282
    INDEX 290
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