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RELIGIOUS FANATICISM

We had intended to devote some portion of this number to an account of what is now, and has been for a few months past going on in most of the cities and towns of our Northern States, under the name of a religious revival, but more properly a revelation of that man of sin of which God has given due warning to his church. (2 Thess. ii. 3-12.) Whose coming is after the workings of Satan, with all power and signs, and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish. Such is truly the power of the present delusion that they who dwell upon the earth are made to cry, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with the beast?” The grand lever by which the world is to be moved out of its place, is a general conglomeration of the various Arminian sects with as many of the non-professing portion of the community as they can decoy into their net, under the name of Union Prayer Meetings, in theatres, and other places of the kind, where from two to three minutes only are allowed to each, to insult heaven by their mock prayers, and workmongrel harangues. In a future number we will give further particulars.

Middletown, N.Y.
April 15, 1858.

Elder Gilbert Beebe
Editorials Volume 4
Page 84