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THE

APOCAL Y PSE

OF

ST. JOHN

OR

Prophecy

OF

THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND FALL OF THE CHURCH OF ROME ;

THE INQUISITION;

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REV. GEORGE CROLY, A.M. H.R.S.L.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.

LONDON : PRINTED BY R. GILBERT,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

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PREFACE.

There is the strongest reason for believing, that as Judæa was chosen for the especial guardianship of the original Revelation ; so has England been chosen for the especial guardianship of Christianity.

The original Revelation declared the one true God; Paganism was its corruption, by substituting many false gods for the true. The second Revelation, Christianity, declared the one true Mediator; Popery was its corruption, by substituting many false mediators for the true. Both Paganism and Popery adopted the same visible sign of corruption, the worship of Images.

The Jewish history opens to us a view of the acting of Providence with a people appointed to the preservation of the faith of God. Every tendency to receive the surrounding Idolatries into a participation of the honours of the true worship, every idolatrous touch was visited with

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