Henry Grattan Guinness
In this exceptional manual, Henry Grattan Guinness focuses upon the early church's beliefs, with examinations of the books of Daniel, Paul and John.
Guinness writes in a lively and energetic style, which today serves to keep his books accessible to the modern generations. The prophecies of the New Testament remain a topic of fascination to religious scholars and Christian believers alike.
In the late 19th century Romanism received strong opposition from various Protestant denominations. Guinness cites the words and writings of the ancient saints of the early church as evidence that the Roman Catholic church became the embodiment of Babylon as depicted in the Book of Revelation.
This title is adapted from a series of lectures Guinness delivered during the late 19th century at the Protestant Educational Institute at Exeter Hall. This building in central London was later demolished in 1907, hitherto becoming famous for hosting various seminars in the spirit of social change and reforms. It was thus that Guinness, with his unique and convincing interpretations of the Bible, was welcomed with open arms.
Perhaps most notably is the assertion by Guinness - which he supports with citations of the original scripture - that the Bible predicted the coming of the Antichrist. Writing so ably, Guinness renders a subject often impenetrable or mysterious, digestible and accessible. His beliefs that the Holy Roman Empire had a great role in fulfilling the prophecies is much discussed and supported by citation of both scripture and events in history.