English Protestant comentator and theologian.
WHAT HE WROTE:
‘‘The first appearance of the Beast was at Justinian’s recovery of the Western Empire, from which time to about the year 1800 will be about 1260 years.
For if the first time of the Beast was at Justinian’s recovery of the City of Rome, then must not it end till a little before the year 1800.
Drue Cressener, ‘The Judgments of God upon the Roman Catholick Church’, pages 309, 312, 1689
‘Where-ever was there an Empire since the writing of the Prophecy, but that of the Roman Church, that was so Universal for 1260 years together, as to have all that dwell upon the Earth, Peoples, and Multitudes, and Nations, and Tongues, to worship it?
What Ruling Power, but that, so Ancient, as to have the Blood of the Prophets, and Saints, and of all that were slain upon Earth, of that kind for that space of time, to be found in it?
What Rule but that, had ever so long a duration in the World, as to continue set upon an Hill, much less upon seven Hills, for so great a space of time... ?’
Drue Cressener, ‘A Demonstration of the First Principles of the Protestant Applications of the Apocalypse’, preface, pages viii, ix, 1690
Edited by Fortigurn, 04 October 2003 - 04:03 AM.