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AND ESPECIALLY THE CLERGY,

ON THE

NEAR APPROACH OF THE

GLORIOUS, EVERLASTING KINGDOM OF GOD

ON EARTH,

AS INDICATED BY THE WORD OF GOD, THE HISTORY
OF THE WORLD, AND SIGNS OF THE

PRESENT TIMES.

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BY REV. J. LITCH,
Author of "Review of Miller," and "Christ's Second Coming about

A. D. 1843,” &c.

"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do
well that ye take heed, as unto a light shining in a dark place, until
the day dawn and the day-star arise in your hearts."-2 Pet. i. 19.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY JOSHUA V. HIMES,

107 Hanover Street.

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TESTIMONIALS OF THE ADDRESS.

In presenting this Address to the public in a new form, with corrections and additions, the publisher is happy to have the privilege of giving the following testimonials of the former edition.

Extract of a Letter of the Rev. S. W. Coggeshall.

LITCH'S ADDRESS TO THE CLERGY. DEAR BRETHREN :-Permit me to call your attention to this work. It is well worthy of a most careful and attentive pérusal. It exhibits much vigor of thought, depth of research, and logical acuteness. The work bears most evident marks of not having been hastily gotten up, or of having been sent hastily into the world without due reflection. The author, in general, seems to be well satisfied with the correctness of his own conclusions; and if there is any man who is able to overthrow them, I hope he will read the book and then do it.

The doctrine of a temporal millennium, I think, may be considered as utterly exploded. As for the restoration of the Jews, for which some are looking, without doubt, it is a notion equally untenable, and as fully exploded

Remember, brethren, the words of inspiration," he that judgeth a cause before he heareth it, is a fool;" and how much more true is this of those who proceed still further, even to sneer at those things which they un. derstand not. Therefore, brethren, read brother Litch's book before you presume to pass judgment upon its contents, and especially to esteem it lightly. When I sat down, I did not intend to argue the case, even so far as I have, but merely to call your attention to the book. Read it, brethren, and then judge for yourselves.

S. W. COGGESHALL.

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