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CORRUPTION,

REVIVAL, AND FUTURE INFLUENCE

OF

Genuine Christianity.

William Penaco
By W.J. FOX.

“ As the few and obscure prophecies concerning Christ's first

coming were for setting up the Christian religion, which all
nations have since corrupted ; so the many and clear pro-
phecies concerning the things to be done at Christ's second
coming, are not only for predicting, but also for effecting, a
recovery and re-establishment of the long-lost truth, and
setting up a kingdom wherein dwells righteousness.”

SIR ISAAC NEWTON.
« For me, I have determined to lay up as the best treasure and

solace of a good old age, if God vouchsafe it me, the honest
liberty of free speech from my youth, where I shall think it
available in so dear a concernment as the Church's good."

John Milton.

Third Edition.

LONDON:
SOLD BY R. HUNTER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD ; D. EATON,

187, HIGH HOLBORN; AND C, FOX AND CO., 33,
(THREADNEEDLE STREET.

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PREFACE.

The following Course of Lectures was delivered at the Unitarian Chapel, in Parliament Court, Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate Street, during the months of November and December, 1818, and is published in compliance with the desire, expressed in the most earnest and flattering manner, of the Congregation which regularly assembles in that place, and of many other persons by whom it was attended.

But for such a requisition as scarcely left room: for hesitation, these Lectures would certainly not have been given to the world. The critical reader who may think it worth while to prove that they confer no credit as a literary composition, will make no unanticipated discovery to the Author; the events to which they relate are far too vast to be accelerated or retarded by the efforts of obscure individuals, even though highly gifted with those powers of influencing the opinions of others which he is conscious of possessing, if at all, only in a very inferior

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