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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Preface

About the Authors

About this Book

Chapter 1 – Introduction: The Church Founded on the Rock

Chapter 2 -- Brief Prophetical Analysis

The Two Churches Contrasted -- The Woman Clothed with the Sun, and the Woman Clothed in Scarlet upon the Beast -- The Church Name in Both Old and New Testaments

Chapter 3 -- The Dragon and Beast Make War on the Church

The Period of Great Tribulation -- Prophetical Scripture Showing the Dark Ages

Chapter 4 -- Thirty-Three to One Hundred A.D.

The Apostolical Church -- The Apostle Paul -- Simon Peter, the Apostle -- John the Revelator -- The Early Protestant Church -- The Church at Jerusalem -- Man made Names -- Ebionites -- Nazarenes -- Jewish Christians -- The Real Bible Name -- The Day of Rest

Chapter 5 -- One Hundred to Two Hundred A.D.

The Rise of Christian Sects -- The Great Apostasy -- False Doctrine -- Easter -- Infant Baptism -- Invocation of Saints -- Holy Oil -- Use of Images -- Sign of the Cross -- Sunday Sun worship -- Immortality of the Soul -- Early Writers -- Church Fathers -- The True Church

Chapter 6 -- Two Hundred to Three Hundred A.D.

The Church at Pella and Jerusalem -- Origin of Other Sects -- Sabbath-Sunday -- False Doctrines

Chapter 7 -- Three Hundred to Four Hundred A.D.

Continued Persecution -- Constantine the Great -- Bishops -- Popes -- Doctor Arius -- Nicean Council -- Change of the Passover -- Sunday Legislation -- Easter -- The Trinity -- Sunday -- The Sabbath -- False Doctrines -- Nicean Creed -- Julian the Apostate -- The True Church -- Sabbaths -- Meats -- Circumcision -- Hypsistarii

Chapter 8 -- Four Hundred to Five Hundred A.D.

From Bishop to Pope -- Worship of Bones, Martyrs, Saints, Relics -- Candles -- Celibacy of the Clergy -- The Eastern and Western Popes -- Roman and Greek Catholics -- Christians of No Hierarchy -- Messalians -- Lord's Day -- Sabbath

Chapter 9 -- Five Hundred to Six Hundred A.D.

The Flight of the True Church to the Wilderness -- Valley Dwellers -- Vaudois -- True Church in Dispersion -- Seeds of the Reformation

Chapter 10 -- Six Hundred to Seven Hundred A.D.

The Church of God Scattered Abroad -- Characteristic Descriptive Names of God's People -- In Spain -- Britain -- Scotland -- Germany -- Justinian -- Separation of Clergy from Their Wives -- Sabbath Condemned at Council at Constantinople -- Paulicians -- Bulgaria -- France -- Albigeois -- Montenses -- Nonconformists -- Translation of Scriptures into Sclavonian Tongue -- Waldenses -- Seed of the Primitive Church Hold to True Doctrines

Chapter 11 -- Seven Hundred to Eight Hundred A.D.

A True Light Amid Gross Darkness -- Rome Never Universal even in Italy -- The Protestant Bible -- Moravia -- England -- Charlemagne -- Images -- Charles the Great -- Triune-baptism -- Anabaptists -- Infant baptism -- Transubstantiation

Chapter 12 -- Eight Hundred to Nine Hundred A.D.

Increase in the Popedom -- Persecution of the Church -- Martyrs -- True Church Never of Rome -- Commandment Observers -- Protestant Bible in Waldensian Tongue -- The Perfect and the Imperfect Classes in the Church -- The Lord's Supper

Chapter 13 -- Nine Hundred to Ten Hundred A.D.

The Woman in the Wilderness -- Sabbath-keepers -- Commandment Observers -- True Christians -- Gospel Seed Covered Europe -- Martyrdom

Chapter 14 -- Ten Hundred to Eleven Hundred A.D.

Heresy and Truth -- Blood Not Eaten -- Candlemas, Palm Sunday, Cross Adoration -- Good Friday, Easter -- A Hundred Thousand Martyrs -- Christ the Mediator Alone

Chapter 15 -- Eleven Hundred to Twelve Hundred A.D.

Peter Waldo -- The Cathari -- Waldo's Bible -- Waldo in Germany and Bohemia -- Persecution and Martyrdom -- Waldensian Church of God -- Richard, The Lion Hearted -- General Remarks -- The Commandments of God -- Church Sabbatarians -- Believer's Immersion -- Commandment-keepers -- Luther -- Doctrine and Discipline of the Waldenses -- Ordained Pastors -- Synods -- A Humble and Consecrated People of God

Chapter 16 -- Twelve Hundred to Thirteen Hundred A.D.

Rome Continues to Harass the Church of God -- Dispersions -- Puritans, Leonists, Arnoldists, etc.-- Saints Extirpated -- Persecutions of the Waldenses -- Enemies of Rome -- The Inquisition -- A Public Discussion -- General State of the Roman Church -- Dominicans and Franciscans -- Corruptions of Rome -- Real Christians Only Among Waldenses and Lollards

Chapter 17 -- Thirteen Hundred to Fourteen Hundred A.D.

The Lollards and Other Protestants -- 80,000 True Believers in Bohemia -- Lord's Supper Observed Annually -- Belief and Practice of the True Saints

Chapter 18 -- Fourteen Hundred to Fifteen Hundred A.D.

The Climax of Popery -- The Protestants Throughout the Dark Ages -- Sabbatarians -- Anabaptists -- The Hand That Intervened to Deliver -- Invaders Panic Stricken -- Armies of Aliens Put to Flight -- Inquisition -- A Covering Cloud Protects

Chapter 19 -- Fifteen Hundred to Sixteen Hundred A.D.

The Protestant Reformation -- Waldensians Aid Reformers -- The Reformers, Calvin, Luther, Knox, and Others -- Olivetan the Waldensian Aids the Reformers -- 800,000 Saints -- Sabbatarians -- Luther on the Sabbath -- Address of Hutter -- Church Tribulations and the Spirit of Martyrdom

Chapter 20 -- Sixteen Hundred to Seventeen Hundred A.D.

Darkness Before Dawn -- Oliver Cromwell -- The Need Supplied -- Persecutions and Hardships -- The New World a Haven -- How the Lord Fed and Protected His Church -- How Matthew Warren Escaped -- John Nofworthy's Experience -- Hanserd Knollys in London -- A Child the Agent of Deliverance -- How Dr. Stennett Escaped Conviction -- Evil Intent Turned to Good -- Relief in Time of Extremity --Succession in the Apostolic Ordination -- Apostolic Succession -- The Church of God in Italy -- Law of Moses -- Meats -- Sabbath -- Anti-trinitarian -- The Cathari -- Paterines -- Gazari -- Circumcision -- The Church of God in Armenia -- The Syrian Protestant Bible -- The Church of God in the British Isles -- The Gospel to Britain in Apostolic Times -- The Church in Ireland -- Sabbatarian Puritans and Quakers -- The Mill Yard Church in London-- John James -- Swan Alley Church Sabbatarians -- Other Sabbath-keeping Churches in London -- Anti-baptists -- A Work of a Martyr -- Summary -- The Earth Helped the Woman -- The Land of Liberty

Chapter 21 -- Seventeen Hundred to Eighteen Hundred A.D.

The Church of God from London to America -- The Newport Church -- Other Churches in England -- The Name of the Church -- The Shrewsbury Church -- The Name -- The Piscataway Church -- Its Name -- Its Creed -- Seventh-Day Baptists -- The Church of Christ and the Church of God -- Immigration from Europe to America -- The Church from the Wilderness -- German Saints -- Peter Miller -- Ephreta Sabbatarians -- Washington -- Benjamin Franklin -- His Faith -- His Cure For Hard Times -- The Church in America -- Puritans -- Quakers -- Seven Church Periods

Chapter 22 -- Eighteen Hundred to Present Date A.D.

In the Latter Times Some Shall Depart from the Faith -- Seventh-day Adventists -- The 1844 Disappointment -- Names of Ministers from 1844 to 1860 -- The Name of the Church -- Changing the Church Name -- The Reconstruction -- The Reorganization -- Choosing the Twelve, the Seventy, and the Seven -- The Wilbur Church -- Conclusion

 
 
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