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TRUE EXPLANATION

OF THE

BIBLE,

REVEALED BY

DIVÍNE COMMUNICATIONS

TO

JOANNA SOUTHCOTT.

...inson
PART THE FIRST.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED
L E T T E R S

TO AND FROM
THE REV. Mr. PC MEROY.

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PREFACE.

JOANNA SOUTHCOTT now affirms to the World, that she has the full Consent of the Bishops to publish that her Calling is of GOD; but if the Bishops should say nay, this is her answer to them: The Lord commanded me to send printed Letters to all the Bishops, that if they would bring forward twenty-four of the Clergy, to prove that my Visitation was not from the Lord, I would give up to their judgment whenever the cause was fairly tried and examined by them; but as they have kept silence to this Letter, their consciences must tell them, that the Calling is of God. And now I shall ask them, if a man were printing a Book, that was blasphemy against the Bible, and the world condemned that Book ; suppose that man should appeal to the Bishops, and say, “ If the Bishops will come forward and examine my Book, and prove before my face it is blasphemy, I will give up to their judgment, and destroy the whole,”What must be their answer ? Conscience must tell them-"We should be unworthy the name of Christians, and much morc unworthy the name of Bishops, to be

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