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THE MYSTERY OF GOD FINISHED.

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THE

MYSTERY OF GOD FINISHED;

OR, THE TIMES OF

THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS.

“ Thus he showed me : and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb
line in his hand. And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou ? And I said, A plumb-line. Then
said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel : I will not again pass by
them any more."--Amos vil. 7–8.

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GLASGOW: PRINTED BY BELL AND BAIN, ST. ENOCH SQUARE.

INTRODUCTION.

I am commencing a work, perhaps the most momentous in its probable results of any to which a man could apply himself in these last days; it is not however with me a matter of choice: necessity is laid upon me, and I cannot but speak the things which I have seen and heard. From the time I have felt constrained by the love of Christ, to be concerned deeply about the salvation of myself and others, I have been content to walk in a humble path of christian usefulness, wholly occupying my time in pursuits of practical christian benevolence, and studiously avoiding any connection with public controversy. The subject of the present work scarcely ever crossed my mind in a clear and intelligible form, till within the last few months : years have elapsed since I read a work upon unfulfilled prophecy ; in fact, I regarded all speculation about the future of God's purpose as worse than unprofitable: I was not indisposed to regard it as bordering upon presumption. Truly God's ways are not our ways, neither are his thoughts our thoughts : left to myself, I would be the first to condemn as presumptuous the undertaking in which I have now embarked, and probably mine is the

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