“PROPHET BAXTER” IN BLACKBURN.
LECTURES IN THE EXCHANGE HALL.
The Rev. M. Baxter gave three addresses to fairly large audiences in the Exchange Hall, Blackburn, on Sunday on future history, as he expects it to be, according to the books of Daniel and Revelations. The rev. gentleman’s researches have led him to believe that the end of this age will be in Passover week, 1901. Before that time many stirring events are to happen. In 1892 will commence the greatest war ever known, and at its end next year will have ten kingdoms in Europe instead of twenty-three. These ten confederated kingdoms were typified in Daniel’s dream by a ten-horned beast. “About” 1893 Anti-Christ will appear in the person of a small king near Syria. He will become emperor of the ten kingdoms and then declare himself to be God. He will say that all
MUST SUBMIT TO HIS AUTHORITY.
“And that is the way,” said the lecturer, “to get people to submit.” The rev. gentleman thinks that when a man comes with abundance of arrogance, insolence and impudence, he will always find many weak-minded people to believe in him. “We see it,” he says, “in the religious and political world every day.” The personality of Anti-Christ is worked out almost to a nicety. It appears in the Revelations that he must be a Napoleon, and as only two members of the Napoleon family have the military training necessary to the fulfilment of the role, Mr. Baxter has concluded that it must be either Prince Victor or Prince Louis Napoleon. After killing (by means of the guillotine) millions of Christians who refuse to worship him, the tyrant will perish at Armageddon on the 11th of April 1901. During this time in addition to the persecution of Anti-Christ we are to have
WORLD-WIDE WAR AND FAMINE,
storms of hail and fire burning one-third of the trees and grass, and one-third of the sea turned into blood. The majority of ministers, it was explained, took no notice of these prophesies, and the lecturer admitted that still they might be forgiven and “might get to heaven after all,” but those who believed in the prophesies would be taken away from the wrath to come on the return of Christ to the earth on March 5th, 1896; to be precise, about three o’ clock in the afternoon of that day.
The Blackburn Standard and Weekly Express
Saturday 13 February 1892
I have it ‘pon good authority that the rev. gentleman died in 1910 leaving a fortune of 52,000l. I am in the wrong job (as if I were not already quite aware of that.) Ahem…
CHRIST WILL RETURN ‘PON THE 19TH OF MARCH 2013.
Will that do? Give me money.