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CONTENTS.

Study I


Prophetic Mention Of It. — The Time At Hand. — Object Of This Volume. — General Observations.

Study II

"THE DOOM OF BABYLON" — "CHRISTENDOM."
"MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN."

Babylon. — Christendom. — The City. — The Empire. — The Mother. — The Daughters. — Babylon's Doom. — Its Dread Significance.

Study III

THE NECESSITY AND JUSTICE OF THE DAY
OF VENGEANCE.

Upon This Generation, Type And Antitype. — The Great Tribulation A Legitimate Effect From Preceding Causes. — The Responsibilities Of "Christendom," And Her Attitude Toward Them. — Of Civil Authorities, Of Religious Leaders, Of The Various Ranks Of The Masses Of Men In Civilized Lands. — The Relationship Of The Heathen Nations To Christendom And To The Trouble. — The Judgment Of God. — "Vengeance Is Mine: I Will Repay, Saith The Lord."

Study IV

BABYLON ARRAIGNED BEFORE THE GREAT COURT.

The Civil, Social And Ecclesiastical Powers Of Babylon, Christendom, Now Being Weighed In The Balances. — The Arraignment Of The Civil Powers. — The Arraignment Of The Present Social System. — The Arraignment Of The Ecclesiastical Powers. — Even Now, In The Midst Of Her Festivities, The Handwriting Of Her Doom Is Traced And May Be Distinctly Read, Though The Trial Is Not Yet Completed.

Study V

BABYLON BEFORE THE GREAT COURT.
HER CONFUSION — NATIONAL.

The Civil Powers In Trouble, Seeing The Judgment Is Going Against Them. — In Fear And Distress They Seek Alliance One With Another, And Look In Vain To The Church For Her Old-Time Power. — They Increase: Their Armies And Navies. — Present War Preparations. — The Fighting Forces On Land And Sea. — Improved Implements Of War, New Discoveries, Inventions, Explosives, Etc. — Wake Up The Mighty Men; Let The Weak Say, I Am Strong; Beat Plowshares Into Swords And Pruning Hooks Into.Spears, Etc. — The United States Of America Unique In Her Position, Yet Threatened With Even Greater Evils Than The Old World. — The Cry Of Peace! Peace! When Therb Is No Peace.

Study VI

BABYLON BEFORE THE GREAT COURT.
HER CONFUSION — ECCLESIASTICAL.

The True Church, Known Unto The Lord, Has No Share In The Judgments Of Babylon. — The Religious Situation Of Christendom Presents No Hopeful Contrast To The Political Situation. — The Great Confusion. — The Responsibility Of Conducting The Defense Devolves Upon The Clergy. — The Spirit Of The Great Reformation Dead. — Priests And People In The Same Situation. — The Charges Preferred.- — The Defense. — A Confederacy Proposed. — The End Sought. — The Means Adopted. — The General Spirit Of Compromise. — The Judgment Going Against The Religious Institutions Of Christendom.

Study VII

THE NATIONS ASSEMBLED AND THE PREPARATION OF
THE ELEMENTS FOR THE GREAT FIRE
OF GOD'S INDIGNATION.

How And Why The Nations Are Assembled. — The Social Elements Preparing For The Fire. — The Heaping Of Treasures. — The Increase Of Poverty. — Social Friction Nearing Combustion. — A Word Prom The President Of The American Federation Of Labor. — The Rich Sometimes Too Severely Condemned. — Selfishness And Liberty In Combination. — Independence As Viewed By The Rich And By The Poor. — Why Present Conditions Cannot Continue. — Machinery An Important Factor In Preparing For The Great Fire. — Female Competition. — Labor's View Of The Situation, Reasonable And Unreasonable. — The Law Of Supply And Demand Inexorable Upon All. — The Outlook For Foreign Industrial Competition Appalling. — Mr. Justin Mccarthy's Fears For England. — Kier Hardie, M. P., On The Labor Outlook In England. — Hon. Jos. Chamberlain's Prophetic Words To British Workmen. — National Aggression As Related To Industrial Interests. — Herr Liebknecht On The Social And Industrial War In Germany. — Resolutions Of The International Trades Union Congress. — Giants In These Days. — List Of Trusts And Combines. — Barbaric Slavery Vs. Civilized Bondage — The Masses Between The Upper And Nether Millstones. — The Conditions Universal And Beyond Human Power To Regulate.

Study VIII

THE CRIES OF THE REAPERS.

The Conservative Element Of Society. — Peasants, Farmers. — New Conditions In Christendom. — Agrarian Agitation. — Its Causes. — Gold And Silver Standards Are Factors. — The Scripture Prediction Fulfilling. — These Things Related To The Battle Of The Great Day.

Study IX

THE CONFLICT IRREPRESSIBLE.
THE TESTIMONY OF THE WORLDLY WISE.

General Intelligence A New Factor In All Reckonings. — Senator Ingall's Views. — Views Of Rev. Lyman Abbott. — Views Of Bishop New-Man (M. E.). — Views Of A Noted Jurist. — Views Of Col. Robert Ingersoll. — Hon. J. L. Thomas On Labor Legislation. Wendell Phillips' View. — Historian Macaulay's Prediction. — Hon. Chauncey Depew's Hopes. — Bishop Worthington [P. E.] Interviewed. — W. J Bryan's Reply. — — An English View. — Edward Bellamy's Statement Of The Situation. — Rev. J. T. Mcglynn's Opinion. — Prof. Graham's Outlook. — Views Of A Justice Of The Supreme Court. — A French View, A "Social Melee."

Study X

PROPOSED REMEDIES — SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL.

Prohibition And Female Suffrage. — Free Silver And Protective Tariff. — "Communism." — "They Had All Things In Common" — "Anarchism." — — "Socialism" Or "Collectivism." — Babbitt On Social Upbuilding. — Herbert Spencer On Socialism. — Examples Of Two Socialist Communities. — "Nationalism." — General Mechanical Education As A Remedy. — The "Single Tax" Remedy. — Henry George's Answer To Pope Leo Xiii. On Labor. — Dr. Lyman Abbott On The Situation. — An M. E. Bishop's Suggestions. — Other Hopes And Fears. — The Only Hope. — "That Blessed Hope." — The Attitude Proper For God's People Who See These Things. — In The World But Not Of It.

Study XI

THE BATTLE OF THE GREAT DAY.

The Approaching Trouble Variously Symbolized By The Prophets, — Typified In Israel's Fall, A. D. 70, And In The French Revolution. — Its General Character And Extent. — The Lord's Great Army. — "The Worst Of The Heathen." — "The Time Of Jacob's Trouble." — His Deliverance. — The Discomfiture Of Gog And Magog.

Study XII

OUR LORD'S GREAT PROPHECY.

MATT. 24; MARK 13; LUKE 21:5-36; 17: 20-37.

Importance Of This Prophecy. — The Conditions And Three Questions Which Called It Forth. — Beware Of False Christs. — A Brief Historic Foreview Of Eighteen Centuries. — The Trouble In The Close Of The Jewish Age, And That Closing The Gospel Age, Blended In The Language Of All The Evangelists. — The Abomination Of Desolation. — Flee To The Mountain. — Those With Child, Etc. — Before Winter And The Sabbath. — Lo Here! Lo There! Believe Them Not. — The Tribulation Of Those Days. — The Darkening Of The Sun And Moon As Signs. — The Falling Of The Stars. — Symbolic Fulfilments Also. — The Sign Of The Son Of Man. — What The Tribes Of Earth Shall See. — The Fig Tree. — "This Generation." — Watch! — "As In The Days Of Noah, They Knew Not." — Remember Lot's Wife. — One Taken And Another Left. — The Elect To Be Gathered To The Truth. — Satan's Household To Be Broken Up. — Provisions For Feeding The Household Of Faith.

Study XIII

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KINGDOM, AND HOW IT
WILL MANIFEST ITSELF.

Walking By Faith. — Who Constitute The Kingdom. — Setting Up The Spiritual Kingdom. — Setting Up "Princes In All The Earth." — The Desire Of All Nations. — The Intimate Communication Between The Kingdom And Its Ministers Or "Princes." — Jacob's Ladder. — Moses' Vail. — Great Changes Inaugurated. — Will There Be Danger From So Much Power In The Hands Of The New Potentate? — The Rod-Of-Iron Rule, How Long? — The World's Conversion. — A Nation Born In A Day. — "All That Are In The Graves." — The Increase Of His Kingdom. — The Viceregency Surrendered. — God's Will Done On Earth.

Study XIV

JEHOVAH'S FOOTSTOOL MADE GLORIOUS.

God's Footstool Defiled And Abandoned Because Of Sin. — The Promised Revival Of Its Glory. — The Purchased Possession To Be Restored. — Its Brightest Jewel. — The Reestablishment Of Jehovah's Feet "On The Mount Of Olives." — The Resultant Blessings. — The Footstool Finally Glorious Indeed.