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The Secret Doctrine, Volume I Cosmogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde


Vanity Fair

William Thackery


The Haunted Bookshop

Christopher Morely


A voice of warning, and instruction to all people: or, An introduction to the faith and doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

by Parley Parker Pratt

Excerpt:

Qr, let us for a moment contemplate the events of later date: for instance, the Mother Church against the reformers ef various ages; see them belied, slandered, degraded, whipped, stoned, imprisoned, burned, and destroyed, in various ways; while the ignorant multitude are made to believe, they were the very worst of men. Again, think for a moment of the struggles of Columbus; an obsoure individual, of limited education, but blessed with a largeness of heart, a noble genius, a mind which disdained to confine itself to the old beaten track. Accustomed to think for itself, it burst the chains, which, in ages past, had held in bondage the nations of the earth. It soared aloft, as it were on eagle's wings; it outstripped and left far behind the boasted genius of Greece and Rome; it penetrated the dark mysteries which lay concealed amid the western waters. Behold him struggling for eight years against the learned ignorance of the courts and councils of Europe; while the sneer of contempt, the finger of scorn, anil the hiss of derision, were the solid arguments opposed to his theory. But what was the result when, after many a fruitless search, an expedition was fitted out, consisting of three small vessels 1 A new world presents itself to the wondering nations of the East, destined, at no distant period, to become the theatre of the most glorious and astonishing events of the last days. This fact was no sooner demonstrated, than their philosophical, geographical, and religious objections vanished in a moment; haughty ignorance and bigotry, were for once constrained to cast their honours in the dust, and bow their reverend_ heads at the feet of real worth, and learn, in humble silence, that, one fact clearly demonstrated, is worth ten thousand theories and opinions of men.

Having said so much to impress upon the human mind the necessity of hearing, and then judging, 1 would only add, that the object of this publication is to give the public correct information concerning a religious system, which has penetrated every State from Maine to Missouri, as well as the Canadas, in the short space of eleven years; organizing churches and conferences in every region, and gathering in its progress from fifty to an hundred thousand disciples; having, at the same time, to sustain the shock of an overwhelming religious influence, opposed to it by the combined powers of every sect in America. What but the arm of Omnipotence could have moved it forward amid the rage of mobs; having to contend with the predjudice of the ignorant and the pen of the learned; at war with every creed and craft in Christendom; while the combined powers of earth and hell were hurling a storm of persecution, unparalleled in the history 'of our country?

This work is also intended as a warning voice, or proclamation of truth, to all people into whose hands it may fall, that they may understand and be prepared for the great day of the Lord. Opinion and guess work in the things of God are worse than useless; facts, well demonstrated, can alone be of service to mankind, and as the Holy Ghost can alone guide us into all truth, I pray God the Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus Christ his Son, that the spirit of truth may inspire my heart in inditing this matter; that I may be able to write the truth in demonstration of the Spirit and of power; that it may be the word of God, the everlasting Gospel, the power of God unto salvation, to the Gentile first, and also to the Jew.

A VOICE OF WARNING,

AND

INSTRUCTION TO ALL FIOILB.

CHAPTER I.
ON PROPHECY ALREADY FULFILLED.

"WE HAVE ALSO A MOEE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY, WHEREUNTO YE DO WELL THAT YE TAKE HEED AS UNTO A LIGHT THAT SH1NETH IN A DARK PLACE, UNTIL THE DAY DAWN, AND THE DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEARTS.

"KNOWING THIS FIRST, THAT NO PROPHECY OF SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION; FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN, BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED UPON BY THE HOLY GHOST.''—Peter.


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