Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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he put down sectarianism, & so far so  good.—— but I could not help laughing that  God should take a figure of a beast to repr[e]sent  his kingdom consisting of <Men>. . . .  To take a lesser figure to represnt a gr[e]ater,  old white head you missed it that time.  By figure of Beasts God represented the kingdoms  of the world.— Bear. Lion &c represe[n]ted the  kingdoms. of the world, Says Daniel. <for>
I refer to the prophets, to qualify my  observations. to keep out of the wasp nests  or young elders,
The things John say saw had no allusion  to the day of Adam Enoch Abraham  or Jesus— only as clearly specified & set  forth to John. I saw that that which [p. [97]]
he put down sectarianism, & so far so good.—— but I could not help laughing that God should take a figure of a beast to represent his kingdom consisting of Men. . . . To take a lesser figure to represnt a greater, old white head you missed it that time. By figure of Beasts God represented the kingdoms of the world.— Bear. Lion &c represented the kingdoms. of the world, Says Daniel. for
I refer to the prophets, to qualify my observations. to keep out of the wasp nests or young elders,
The things John saw had no allusion to the day of Adam Enoch Abraham or Jesus— only as clearly specified & set forth to John. I saw that that which [p. [97]]
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