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OF

THE WORLD'S HISTORY.

BY

MR. AND MRS.

H. GRATTAN GUINNESS,

AUTHORS OF

The Approaching End of the Age," "Light for Last Days," "Romanism," etc.

London:
HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXVIII.

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PRE FACE.

TH

HE days in which we live have seen the growth

of a godless materialism. Providence, by many, is denied. History, we are boldly taught, is but a blind evolution. The ages drift without an aim.

In the “sure word of prophecy” we have a Divinely provided safeguard against this false philosophy. Prophecy is history written in advance. It unfolds with unerring wisdom not merely the facts of the future, but their underlying plan. It demonstrates Providence. It reveals the glorious truth that the history of the world is none other than the history of man's redemption. The revolving ages fulfil the programme.

The present volume exhibits the testimony of Scripture prophecy as a whole. Selecting its chief elements, and arranging them in their natural order, it compares them with the events of the last six

In former works we have sought to set forth the general principles of prophetic interpretation, and also the fulfilment in the last twenty-five

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centuries of things predicted by prophets and apostles. The scope of this volume is wider and its intention different. It embraces, though but in outline, the story of the world. And it treats exclusively of fulfilled prophecy. Its object is evidential. The Scriptures contain the Divine Programme of the world's history. Programme and history correspond.

We hope to follow this volume, when our practical missionary work permits, by one on the Last Prophecy in Scripture, viewing it from the double standpoint of history and typology.

It is our earnest desire that the present work may prove helpful to many. When the Rock of history is struck by the Rod of prophecy, there flow forth living waters. Such are ever needed, and refreshing. Evermore shines on the instructed mind the sacred truthGod is in Christ, reconciling the world; and Christ is in history, its Alpha and Omega, its beginning, its centre, and its end.

HARLEY HOUSE, Bow,

March, 1888.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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