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CRITICAL EXAMINATION

OF SOME OF TÙE

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

OF THE

Rev. GEORGE STANLEY FABER'S

SACRED CALENDAR OF PROPHECY;

WITH

AN ANSWER TO HIS ARGUMENTS

AGAINST

THE MILLENNIAL ADVENT AND REIGN

OF

MESSIAH.

BY WILLIAM CUNINGHAME, Esq.

OF LAINSHAW, IN THE COUNTY OF AYR.

GLASGOW:

PRINTED BY HUTCHISON & BROOKMAN,

FOR T. CADELL, HATCHARD & SON,

JAMES NISBET, LONDON;
AND WAUGH & INNES, EDINBURGH.

MDCCCXXIX.

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PREFACE.

The prophetical books of the Old and New Testaments are the inheritance of the Church of God, given to instruct, admonish, comfort, and guide her during the dark night of sorrow, till that heavenly day shall dawn when the sun shall no longer be her light, nor the moon by night, but the Lord shall be her everlasting light, and God himself her glory. Every work then, which professes to illustrate or interpret these Sacred Writings, becomes the legitimate object of criticism and discussion, so that no apology is necessary for a tract of the nature of that now offered to the public.

But if in ordinary circumstances no excuse were requisite for a controversial work on such a subject, still less is it called for in the present instance, since Mr Faber himself has, by a formal attack upon the principle on which I have computed the 1260 years of Daniel and St John in my Dissertation on the Apocalypse, rendered it in a manner incumbent upon

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