exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God
--whom the Lord
shall Consume with the spirit of his Mouth, and shall destroy with the Brightness of his coming.
“2 Thess. II. 1-12.
The world has no hope of relief from the oppression of this nightmare of superstition, but that which is found in this
promise of God, that the word of his truth shall overthrow and utterly destroy this monster power, which for so many ages has been the terror and the scourge of the civilized world.
--the word of God--freely circulated, read, and expounded, and freely judged of by all who read or hear, according to the dictates of their own judgments and consciences — this is the religion of Protestants!
in exact antagonism to the teachings of the man of sin
The triumph of the Bible
is the overthrow of his power.
Now, the Bible
is not only being circulated, and its truths enforced from the pulpit, but a great many arrangements of Divine Providence are in constant operation, not only to secure the prevalence of Bible truths in our land, but also to place these truths in such circumstances as shall secure the permanent establishment of civil and religious liberty.
Of these arrangements of Divine Providence, we may select as germane to the general