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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...of the Divine favor. But their life was reeking with sin. They had trampled upon the poor; they had laid heavy burdens of taxation on the people; they had turned the sanctuaries into places of lust and merchandise; they had poisoned justice at the fountains of the nation; they had developed a class of the rich and powerful that ruled the nation with an iron hand. For all this the day of reckoning would come. It would be a day of destiny. It would be the awful havoc of war. He warns them that (5:3) "The city that marched forth a thousand Shall come back with a hundred, And the city that marched forth a hundred Shall come back with but ten." It would be a day of terror and desperation. It would be as if a man fled from a lion and lo! a bear met him, or escaping from the lion and the bear he is met by a serpent that bites. O Israel, you have hailed the day of doom for others, but it will prove to be the day of doom for you! O Israel, you have boasted the day of defeat for others, but it will be the day of defeat for you! The day! The day! you say. "Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord; to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness and not light." The Case Of Germany No one can miss the very striking parallel between these words and that thing that has been cherished for twenty-five years at the heart of a great and powerful people to-day. It is a well-known fact that for these many years in the officers' mess in the army and navy of Germany there has been drunk a toast to "The Day! The Day!"--the day when the dogs of war would be slipped in Europe, the day when the doom would fall on all Germany's rivals, and on some occasions at least the hope was emphasized by smashing the glasses from which the toast was dr...
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