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A.Y.D.

THE
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST,

AND THE

RESURRECTION.

SHOWING BY AN APPEAL TO THE BIBLE AS IT READS,
ASIDE FROM ALL HUMAN CREEDS AND COMMENTARIES,

THE OPINIONS OF ALL SECTS OF RELIGIONISTS ON THIS

VASTLY INTERESTING SUBJECT, TO BE MERELY HUMAN
OPINIONS, AND WHOLLY IRRECONCILABLE WITH TIIE WORD
of God.

BY EPHRAIM CURRIER,

"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in.
ihem."

SKOWHEGAN..
M. LITTLEFIELD_PRINTER,

1841.

885
08

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841,

By EPHRAIM CURRIER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Maine.

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TO THE READER. In the following pages, the writer has consulted the Bible itself for his guide, and this must be his apology for departing from all other religious systems now in existence of which he has any knowledge. There has been ? a deeper interest felt by the community, for some time past, upon the important subject of the second coming of Christ, I believe, than there has been before for many centuries. I have long been satisfied that the whole world was in darkness upon the subject of the coming of Christ and the resurrection. But by a careful study of the Bible as a whole, and comparing different passages together, without regard to any human opinions, every difficulty has been removed; and thus the Bible has been made to me a new book, and every cloud of darkness upon this subject has vanished away. In hopes that others may be led into the same views and feelings with myself, I have published the following sheets. All I ask of the community is, that they will give my views an impartial investigation, and if they are agreeable to the word of God, embrace them, if not reject them. One thing in particular I have to request of the clergy, as well as of all others, and that is, not to pass by the work now offered for their consideration, without notice; but let it be closely scrutinized, and if it cannot be refuted in a spirit of fairnes, and in a satisfactory manner, to admit that it is truth. But if, on the other hand, any man can show in a satisfactory manner that my views are unscriptural, let him do it, and the sooner the better. When this is done, I pledge myself frankly and unreservedly to aca knowledge my errors. But long cherished opinions, and

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