Three Messages of Revelation 14:6-12
Preface and Table of Contents
by J.N.Andrews

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. ................................................................................. 9
TIME WHEN THE PROCLAMATIONS OF REV. 14 ARE MADE.
Importance of the subject - Different views of this Prophecy - These
Proclamations not applicable to the Future Age - Nor can they belong to
Past Ages - The Messages addressed to the Last Generation - Argument
from Thess. 2 - From Dan. 12 - From the Signs - From the Parable of the
Supper - From Nahum 2 - From the Destruction of Babylon - From the
work of the Two-Horned beast - Nature of These Proclamations.

CHAPTER II. ................................................................................ 25
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE FIRST ANGEL.
Identity of the Angels of Rev. 14:6 and 10:1 - The Open Book of Chap. 10
-Nature of the Proclamation - Time when it is Heard - Extent of the Warning
- Evidences on which it is based - Reference to John the Baptist - The disappointment.

CHAPTER III. .............................................................................. 36
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE SECOND ANGEL.
Time of this Proclamation - Derivation of the term Babylon - Babylon not
the Wicked World - Not the city of Rome - Explanation of Symbols - The
Seven Heads of the Beast - Rome the Seat of the Beast - Babylon not a
Literal City - Meaning of the Symbol - Facts which identify Protestants as a
part of this great City.

CHAPTER IV .............................................................................. 49
THE FALL OF BABYLON.
The Fall of Babylon not the Burning of Rome - Not the Loss of her Civil
Power - It is a Moral Fall - The Wine of Babylon - The Churches tested by
the First Proclamation - Connection of the First and Second Messages
-Testimonies relative to the Fallen State of the Churches - Recent Revivals
-Spiritualism as a Confirmation of the Views

CHAPTER V. ............................................................................... 73
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE THIRD ANGEL.
This Proclamation not a Past Event - It relates to the Work of the Two-Horned
Beast - Its Identity with the Little Horn of Dan. 7 - The Seven
Heads - The Ten-Horned Beast - The Deadly Wound -
The Mouth Speaking Great Things - Fate of the Beast.

CHAPTER VI. .............................................................................. 80
THE TWO-HORNED BEAST.
The Two-Horned Beast cannot arise in the Ten Kingdoms of Papal Europe
-Time and Manner of his Rise - Testimony of the Doublin Nation
- Symbol of the Two Horns - The Dragon Voice - An Age of Wonders
- The Spirits of Devils working Miracles - The Hour of Temptation.

CHAPTER VII. ............................................................................. 101
THE WORK OF THE TWO-HORNED BEAST.
Influence of this Power upon the Nations - Its deceptive Character - Identity
of the Two-Horned Beast with the False Prophet - The Dragon Voice of the
Beast - The Image of the Beast - His Mark and the Number of his Name -The
Worship of the Beast - The Final Contest.

CHAPTER VIII. ............................................................................ 115
THE PENALTY THREATENED BY THE THIRD ANGEL.
A Fearful Penalty - The Seven Last Plagues - The Third Woe - The Lake of
Fire - Limited Duration of Final Conflagration - New Heavens and New
Earth - Recompense of the Righteous - Annihilation of the Wicked.

CHAPTER IX. .............................................................................. 127
CHRONOLOGY OF THE THIRD ANGEL.
The Patience of the Saints - The Commandments of God - Opening of the
Temple of Heaven - The Wrath of God without Mixture - The Faith of Jesus
- Practical Duties - The Time of Trouble - The Triumph of the Saints -Conclusion.



Preface
THE Bible is full of references to the second advent of the Saviour and the events of the great day of God. It represents that day as the great day of his wrath; as the time when destruction from the Almighty shall come upon the wicked, and when the land shall be made desolate, and the sinners thereof destroyed out of it. The language of the inspired writers expresses in the most vivid manner the awful and terrific scenes of that day in which God arises from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth.

Shall mankind have no warning when this destruction is about to burst upon them? Shall there be no token of coming wrath to arrest the guilty in their downward career? Shall irretrievable ruin swallow up a sinful world, and God give them no intimation of its approach?

Such was not the case with the antediluvian world, nor has it ever been the manner of the just Judge of all the earth to visit mankind in judgment without giving them warning of the coming vengeance. The attentive reader of the prophets will find ample testimony in proof of this statement. The judgments of God upon Jerusalem, Samaria, Tyre, Nineveh, and Babylon, are striking illustrations of this fact. Shall we conclude that the last and most dreadful judgment of God shall come upon our earth without previous warning to its inhabitants?

The people of God at the commencement of the great day of wrath will be translated into his everlasting kingdom. That is, they will be clothed upon with immortality, and will never taste of death. What will prepare the saints of the last generation for such a distinguished honor? Will they be found at their Lord's return in a state of confusion and anarchy? Will this be their condition when their returning Lord shall take them in a body unto himself? As the people of God, one by one, have fallen victims to the power of death, and individual work of preparation has been all that was requisite; but when the time comes that all the saints of God who are alive shall in one body be taken into glory, surely something further than an individual work is necessary. By what means shall the saints of God be gathered in one people and prepared for translation? What mighty truths has God in reserve for the last generation, with which to accomplish this great work? In answer to these questions, we cite the fourteenth chapter of Revelation.

The design of the three great proclamations of this chapter, is, first, to give warning of coming judgments; secondly, to set the people of God upon their watch-tower; thirdly, to gather in one body the scattered saints; and, fourthly, to restore the commandments of God to his people, and to prepare them for deliverance in the time of trouble, and for translation into his kingdom.

Such is the work presented in Rev. 14. It gives the world warning, and leaves them without excuse; it lights up the pathway of the saints; and yet, with its trial of patience it shakes off the heartless, and gives the men of the world, notwithstanding its warning, a chance to lull themselves into security, when the wrath of God hangs over their heads. Shall not these great truths arrest attention? Shall it be with us as with the antediluvians, who, warned of the coming destruction, nevertheless knew not until it came and took them all away? When the Son of man cometh, who of us shall be able to say, "Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us. "?

J. N. A.
Battle Creek, Mich., Jan., 1877.

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