PASTOR OF THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secrets unto his servants the prophets. AMOS.
But the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. DANIEL.
PUBLISHED BY WHITING AND WATSON, EASTBURN, KIRK & CO.
NEW-YORK; AND BY WILLIAM W. WOODWARD,
PAUL AND THOMAS, PRINTERS.
TO those who heard the Lectures on Prophecy delivered from the pulpit, and at whose solicitation the resolution to give them publicity from the press was adopted, the author owes an explanation.
It was impossible to comprise in one volume of moderate size the whole of his Discourses on the Apocalypse: and it would be indiscreet to present to the subscribers two volumes instead of one. He has pursued a middle course. He has comprised, so far as the text would admit of it, the prospective history of modern times, in the Lectures which he has published; and he has reserved the remaining Lectures for a subsequent publication at a convenient time.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-A Dedication of this work to fellow New York Presbyterian minister and noted postmillennialist John B. Romeyn.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-An explanation of the need to avoid political bias in interpretation of the Book of Revelation and how this book should help us form an interest in the future of the church.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-This chapter discusses the nature and design of prophecy together with the rules for interpreting prophetic writing.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-An argument for the dating of the Revelation together with an outline of the several divisions in the book and their meanings.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-A careful exposition of the sealed book and the context of its appearance in the narrative together with the significance of its being opened. To this, McLeod adds a series of reflections.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-This chapter discusses the period of the seals between the reign of Domitian and the rise of Constantine. There is herein a careful examination of the context and symbols of this period.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-In this lecture, McLeod speaks of the period of the trumpets. In it, he chronicles the course of the Roman empire after Constantine until its eclipsing by the Vandals and Huns.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-This chapter develops the interpretation of two of the Wo trumpets. This lecture involves a detailed exposition of the rise of Islam and its place in prophecy.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-In this chapter, M'Leod discusses the seventh trumpet and the wo that accompanies it. This chapter gives a survey of the historical events amongst the European powers and their prophetic significance until Napoleon.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-An explanation of the meaning of the seven vials. This lecture includes many insights into prophetic interpretation and some hints on further study. M'Leod introduces much preparatory material for what follows.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-In this lecture, M'Leod explores several theories regarding the identity of the Antichrist. Ultimately, he rallies the arguments to show that the papacy of Rome is that Antichrist prophesied by Daniel and Paul. This, as he shows, is the Protestant doctrine of the Antichrist.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-This lecture explores the nature of witness bearing, its relation to the witnessing church and a thorough description of who and what constitutes the church of the two witnesses. Hint: they are the two sons of oil.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-A very instructive lecture discussing the identity of the woman, the beast and Michael; with a very interesting explanation of the man-child bearing the rod of iron. It also has a helpful discussion of the historical contest between the dragon and the woman.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-A thorough discussion of the identities of the two beasts-the civil and the ecclesiastical. In the course of this lecture, M'Leod makes a excellent case for applying the number of the beast (666) to Latinus, the Latin empire-civil and ecclesiastical.
1814-Alexander McLeod.-In this final lecture, M'Leod describes the spiritual battle of the witnessing church and its characteristics. While some of his conjectures on dating have proved to be mistaken, his observations have much pertinence for those witnesses who are trying to discern the date of the downfall of antichrist.