A very scarce work by Huguenot theologian and firebrand, Pierre Jurieu [1637-1713]. A contemporary of Isaac Newton, he was one of those suffering, five hundred thousand Protestants who were compelled to leave France by the persecuting action of Louis XIV in revoking the Edict of Nantes. Their sufferings under the Papal power turned their attention to the prophetic word, and in it they found support and consolation. Jurieu begins the present prophetic work with the sentence: "The afflicted Church seeks for consolation. Where can she find it but in the promises of God?" Further, it pleads with Jews, who are a primary audience of this work along with Christians, to recognize their Messiah, as the Kingdom they long for is materially at hand and about to begin on earth. Jurieu not only believed that the persecution would end in three years and a half, but that afterward the destruction of antichrist would begin and would usher in, "the kingdom of Christ upon the earth."
There is certainly a charismatic or "prophetic" element to the work as well, Jurieu himself having been influenced by the Camisard Prophets.
Jurieu, Pierre [Peter]. The Accomplishment of the Scripture Propheices, or the Approachign Deliverance of the Church. Proving that the Papacy is the Antichristian Kingdom; and that that Kingdom is not far from its Ruin. That the present Persecution may end in Three years and half, after which the Destruction of Antichrist shall begin; which shall be Finisht in the beginning of the next Age: and then the Kingdom of Christ shall come upon earth. Written in French by Mr. Peter Jurieu, one of the Present Ministers of the French Church at Roterdam. In Two Parts [both present]. Faithfully Englished from the New French Edition, Corrected and Enlarged Almost a Third Part, with the Explication of the Visions of Daniel and the Revelation. London. Printed in the Year 1687.
The work is very rare and desirable among various dispensational, historicist, and millenarian groups as well as those interested in the place of Israel in the new covenant and Huguenot history. It is discussed in "The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers," etc.
Original leather, spine relaid, weak at hinges, but intact. Some perhaps 18th or early 19th century textual marks as shown. These, to me, are additions rather than detractions from the volume.