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Could Gabriel more distinctly go over the events of the desolation of the sanctuary, and show how long it was to be desolate? I cannot conceive how he could. This being settled, that the 9th chapter relates to the self-same subject with the 8th, only is more definite, and the seventy weeks being “ cut off-they must be "cut off” from the full period of the sanctuary's desolation, which is 2300 days, at the end of which the “ last end” of the indignation comes, and the sanctuary will be JUSTIFIED. Will it be said, the vision from which the seventy weeks are “cut off,” is “ the seventy weeks vision?” It is replied, there is no seventy weeks vision ; but an open communication made to Daniel. Besides, if it were a vision, seventy weeks could not be cut off from seventy weeks-it would be a whole without cutting. But it can be cut from the events of the 9ch chapter, says one. Indeed! Can time be cut from matter? must not time be cut from time, and matter from matter? Cut seventy weeks from 2300 days. 7X703490. 2300-490=1810.
But were those weeks fulfilled as predicted? They were. The command to restore and build Jerusalem was given by Artaxerxes, king of Persia. Seven weeks and sixty-two weeks to Messiah. He came and declared it fulfilled, when he entered his ministry. Mark i. 14, 15, when he was about 30 years of age. Luke iïi.
If Christ was correct in declaring the 56 time is fulfilled," when he entered his ministry, then one week more makes up the 70 weeks.
The remaining question, then, to be settled is, did Christ continue his ministry for one week of years? Let us appeal to the chronology in the margin of our reference Bibles. In the margin opposite the ad chapter of Matthew, where Christ's birth is recorded, we have the following chronological note : " 4th year before the account commonly called Anno Domini.” Turn we now to Matt. 28th chapter, and in the margin we have A. D. 33. Now put' A. D. 33 to B. C. 4, and we have 37, as the age of Christ at his death. This fact is demonstrated by astronomical calculation. Then such as was the last week of the 70, such were all of them—weeks of years—490 years. Then such as were those cut off, such must be the nature of the remainder, and the 1810 after Christ's death are years. A. D). 33 Christ's death, 1810 added to it, 1843. Then the times and seasons for the restoration of the kingdom to Israel expires in A. D. 1843. And I believe Christ will then come.
" It is not for you to know the times and seasons which the Father hath put in his own power.” So said the Saviour, and he said it because it was true. It was not for those disciples to know. But he did not mean to contradict himself where he had said to his disciples who should live to see the signs of his coming, " THEN KNOW that it is near, even at the door." But had he meant that it would never be known, he would have contradicted both himself and Daniel, who declares that at the time of the end, “the wise shall understand.” And Paul to the church, “ Ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” Christ, then cannot come till his humble, watchful people know it. Reader, prepare and watch. Amen.
"DOWLING'S REPLY TO MILLER,”
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
BY JOSIAH LITCH.
WITH A PREFACE, BY JOSHUA V. HIMES.
14 Devonshire Street
In the sever of excitement it is exceedingly difficult to make an impression on the minds of the partisans of any cause, unfavorable to their favorite views and partialities; but under other circumstances and influences, in the absence of party feeling, with the mind calm and free, truths which before had been entirely overlooked and made no im. pression, will produce the designed effect, convince the judgment of their force and validity; while opinions which had before appeared to be incontestable, will appear as they really are, weak and unsupported, and unsupportable. Such, it is believed, is the fact in the case of many of the friends and adherents of Mr. Dowling. Confiding in the learning and influence of the man, they most readily adopted whatever he said for truth incontrovertible, and concluded Miller's system to be what Mr. D. represents it,-neak, puerile, and contemptible. Time has passed on, and the exciteinent of Mr. D.'s attack has passed by ; so that most of those who had become excited by it are calm, and they are prepared to investigate and yield their assent to the truth.
I do not hesitate to say, with the post of observation I have occupied, and after closely watching whatever pertains to the great question for two years, that Mr. D.'s REVIEW OF MILLER has done more harm to the spiritual