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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by
SAMUEL B. SMITH, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for
the Southern District of New York.
In the following pages, I have given what I consider to be the true import of the Apocalyptic “Image of the Beast,"-Rev. 13: 14. Sectarianism is the mirror in which this Image of the Beast is reflected. Sectarianism in itself is not the Image, inasmuch as the human mind, in the present state of the phrenological and physiological faculties and functions, is necessarily sectarian. In the following pages, therefore, wherever Sectarianism is alluded to, it is in the sense just spoken of.
I have touched very briefly on the subject of “ The Beast."-Ib. 13: 1, the limits of this book not allowing a more extended notice. That the Beast represents the corrupt Church of Rome, has been proved by the ablest theologians and scholars, in the many controversial works that have been written on the subject. Briefly however, as I have treated on that part of the subject, I think it will be made manifest, that all those striking figures in the book of Revelation which relate to the great anti-christian power, are applicable to no power on earth but to the great mystic Babylon at Rome.
If I speak plainly in regard to the Ministers of Sectarianism, and their flocks, it relates to them as a whole.
There are amongst them, as well as amongst the wor-
The interpretation I give of “ The Image of the
This book is not a controversial work. The main
I have also introduced dissertations on Christian
1. What must be done? 2. The Tares and the Wheat. The Vino
and the Branches. 3. The difference between the Christian
Church on the Planet, and on the Earth. 4. Human Infallibil-
ity preposterous. 5. Religion distinct from Rites and Cere-
monies. 6. The world will wax Worse and Worse till the
coming of Christ. The Millennium..
OUR LORD'S PRAYER.....
CHARITY; OR, THE LOVE OF GOD, AND OF THE NEIGHBOR.......... 137
THE CROSS OF CHRIST.
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD...
GOD IS LOVE.—1 John, 4: 8........
ON THE OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD, AND THE CREATION OF THE
THE LANGUAGE OF NATURE................................................. 223
THE EYELESS FISH IN SUBTERRANEAN CAVES, AND THE INFIDEL.. 252