shall, forever defy the Son of God,
and so completely destroy the Zion of the last days, that he
never will come down and reign, in mount Zion, and in Jeru salem,
and before his ancients glori ously.
Poor simpletons! they do not know, that he who sits in the
heavens is laughing at them, that he has them in derision, and
that after he has let them foam out their own shame, and com pletely
work out their own damnation, that he will speak to them in his wrath, and
vex them in his displeasure; and that when his wrath is but a little
kind led, they will perish.
If we did not know, that the people of this generation, love
lies more than the truth, or at least a great many of them,
it would be a matter of some as tonishment to us, to see with what ea gerness,
they give audience to every hypocrite and iniquitous wretch, we detect
in his wickedness, and bring to an account: it matters not how scanda lous
is his conduct, the priests and all their coajutors, rally around them,
the very instant they are excluded from the church, and listen
with most intense interest, to their lies; and soon, the papers
are filled with their lies and abomination. But such is the piteous situation
of the priests, of all denomi nations, for there are no exceptions to be
made; for to say the best of them, they have pleasure in lies, but
in the truth they have no pleasure, neither have they any part.
Within the last six months, they have been making one of their
greatest efforts. The church in accordance with her laws, excluded
from her fel lowship, a set of creatures, whose be havior would
have disgraced a heathen temple, and as might have been expect ed,
they had recourse to the foulest lying, and basest slander, in order
to hide their iniquity. This served as a favorable opportunity,
to the persecut ing priests and their adherents. They gathered
round them in swarms, like the flies round Esop’s fox, and opened both their eyes and ears,
to enjoy a good feast of lies, which pleased them more abundantly,
than any other sound could, except the voice of Beelzebub the prince
of the whole brood; his voice, would doubtless have been more de lightful
to them, than an angel of light, to the ear of a prophet of the living God.
All these pious soul’s papers were put into requisition, and
this gang of liars, thieves, and drunkards, were called upon,
immediately, to wr[i]te their lies on paper, and let them print them;
so, that all the world might have as great a feast of lies, as they
had.— Accordingly to work they all went with one accord.
And after this mighty mountain of bustle and human folly, has
filled its full time of gestation.— Behold! and lo! it brought
forth a mouse!! From the bowels of Mr ;
and the priest’s pa pers, have flown abroad to tell the world
No animal we presume, has been produced in the last century,
which caused more agony, pain, and groan ing, than this wonder
of modern times; for during the time of gestation, and a long
time before the birth thereof, he kept up such an unusual groaning
and grunting, that all the devils whelps in and in Cuyahoga counties
in Ohio, were running together,
to hear what was about to come forth, from the womb of granny . He had made such an awful fuss, about
what was conceived in him, that night after night, and day after
day, he poured out his agony before all living, as they saw
proper to assemble. For a ration al being, to have looked at him, and heard
him groan and grunt, and see him sweat and struggle, would have supposed,
that his womb was as much swollen, as was Rebecca’s when the angel
told her, that there were two na tions there.
In all this grunting business, he was aided by who, however was generally so drunk, that he had to support
himself, by something, to keep him from falling down; but then it
was all for conscience sake. Also a pair of young blacklegs, one of
them a shoemaker
by the name of , a
man notorious for nothing, but ignorance; ill breeding and impudence.
And the other by the name of ,
whose notorie ty consisted, if information be correct, in stealing
a barrel of flour from his , and other acts of a similar kind.
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