And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was t... [More]
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Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.
WHAT we have already narrated is only the opening of the great drama in some of the countries of
Christendom. Protestantism was destined to present itself at the gates of all the kingdoms of Europe.
Thither must we follow it, and chronicle the triumphs it obtained in some of them, the defeat it sustained in
others. But first let us take a panoramic view of the various countries, as respects the state of their peoples
and their preparedness for the great, spiritual movement which was about to enter their territories. This will
enable us to understand much that is to follow. In these opening Chapters we shall summarize the moral
revolutions, with the national splendors in some cases, the national woes in others, that attended them, the
historical record of which will occupy the pages that are to follow.