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THE NAME AND NUMBER

OF THE BEAST.

L. AND J. SEELEY, THAMES DITTON, SURREY.

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“ TWO HORNS LIKE A LAMB, AND HE SPAKE AS A DRAGON;"

Rev. xiii. 11-16;

BEING NONE OTHER THAN

THE POPE OF ROME :

Whose CHURCH, and KINGDOM are, even NOW, INTRINSICALLY, and

APPELLATIVELY,
LATIN

“LATEINOS nomen habet SexCENTORUM SEXAGINTA SEX NUMERY: et VALDE VERISIMILE est, quoniam novISSIMUM REGNUM HOC HABET VocabóLUM. LATINI enim sunt qui NUNC REGNANT.” IRENÆ. Lib. v. Cap. xxx. p. 449.-Edit. GRABE.

Ζητείτε, και Ευρήσετε. MATT. vii. 7.

BY THE REV. REGINALD RABETT, A.M.

OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, AND VICAR OF THORNTON, LEICESTERSHIRE.

PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE:

AND SOLD BY L. AND J. SEELEY,
FLEET STREET, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXV.

PREFATORY ADDRESS

TO

PROTESTANTS.

It is not a new subject to which I now invite your special attention, but the establishment of an old one ; yet the Barrier of prejudice is as high as Babel, and Unbelief is as in the days of Jerusalem, so that men will not believe a Matter, though a Man declare it unto them. Nevertheless, the Word of God is true, and changeth not, and the wisdom of Solomon testifieth, that, 1“ It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing ; but the honour of Kings is to search out a Matter.” Now the secret of the 2 Number “666" is a Matter” not only befitting the Ministers of the Gospel to understand, and “ search out," or limited to the Apostolic Age : but it most especially concerned the “ ten Kings (and Kingdoms) which had 3 " one mindand “ gave their power, and strength, and Kingdom unto the Beast," namely, the Papal

2

1 Prov. xxv. 2-5.

Rev. xiii. 18.

3 Ibid xvii, 13, 17.

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