Prophecies Fulfilled.—No. I. The Triumphs of the Gospel
Regular Feature, Miscellaneous
Biblical Authority, Christianity, Progress, Endeavour, Imperialism
The writer seeks to demonstrate the fulfilment of the prophecy in Dan. 2. 44, that 'The God of heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom [...] shall break in pieces and consume all kingdoms' (176). Quotes from Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire the assertion that the Christian nations of Europe are 'the most distinguished portion of human kind in arts and learning, as well as in arms' and that, by dint of their 'industry and zeal' Christianity 'has been widely diffused to the most distant shores of Asia and Africa' (177–78).
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