"But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end." Dan. 7:26.
Where in this chapter is this judgment first spoken of? "A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. " Dan. 7:10.
How soon after this did the pope lose his temporal dominion? In September, 1870, when Rome, no longer supported by the French, who had been defeated by the Germans, surrendered to Victor Emmanuel. Possession of the pope's dominion was formally taken Oct. 2, 1870. -See Chambers's Cyclopedia, art. Italy.
By what means is the beast to be destroyed? "I beheld then, because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake, I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame." Dan. 7:11.
What is the "burning flame" that is to destroy the papacy? "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming. " 2 Thess. 2:8.
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