Threefold Union of Religion
I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,
and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto
the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle
of that great day of God Almighty. Rev. 16:13, 14.
By the decree enforcing the institution of the papacy in violation of the
law of God, our nation [the United States] will disconnect herself fully from
righteousness. When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to
grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to
clasp hands with spiritualism, when, under the influence of this threefold
union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as
a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation
of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come
for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near.
the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan
will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation
of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants
of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the
gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to
clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold
union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights
of conscience. ..
Protestants, and worldling will alike accept the form of godliness without
the power, and they will see in this union a grand movement for the conversion
of the world and the ushering in of the long-expected millennium.
nation [the United States] shall so abjure the principles of its government
as to enact a Sunday law, Protestantism will in this act join hands with popery;
it will be nothing else than giving life to the tyranny which has long been
eagerly watching its opportunity to spring again into active despotism.