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A BRIEF INQUIRY
CONCERNING WHAT IS REVEALED IN SCRIPTURE,
The fact, the Time, the Signs,
THE SECOND ADVENT
LORD JESUS CHRIST.
BY JOHN BAYFORD, Esq. F. S. A.
FEAR GOD, AND GIVE GLORY TO HIM, FOR THE HOUR OF HIS JUDGMENT
IS COME.”- Rev. xiv. 7.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
AND SOLD BY
OGLE, DUNCAN, AND CO. 37, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND
To guard against the possible misunderstanding of some of the expressions, which occur in the following pages, it seems desirable to remind the reader, in reference to the prophetical periods spoken of in Scripture,
that the leading facts of a particular epoch, are continually
placed under one date, and spoken of as one event. The
first day on which the rain fell, was the date of the Flood :
the day of John the Baptist, was the date of the Gospel Dispensation : and so, when the Author speaks of the day of Messiah's coming, it is not intended to refer to the mere point of time, when He shall first be seen in the clouds of heaven; but rather to the beginning of those judgments, which may either introduce, or may attend his
January 1st, 1820.