Hanserd Knollys – Come out of Babylon!

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A final gleaning from Hanserd Knollys commentary on Revelation:

I conclude with an invitation to all the people of God to come out of BABYLON.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins; and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Re 18:4) This call is the call of God our Saviour unto all his people in mystical Babylon (Papal Rome) to come out of HER. Come out of her my people: which call of Christ was given by an audible voice, And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, etc. And this call from heaven is urged and enforced upon the people of God by two cogent arguments or reasons,

1. That ye be not partakers of HER sins.

2. That ye receive not of her plagues.

Two things in this call need explanation,


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Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 21 – 22

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Rev. 21.1:
The glory and happiness of the church of God on earth prophesied by Isa 60:1-22 I the LORD will hasten it in his time; (in Christ’s time) is here revealed to John in this vision of the new heaven and the new earth, which he saw, whereby is signified the world to come, (Heb 2:5) in contradistinction to this world. (Mt 12:32 Eph 1:21) God promised the primitive saints, that he would create new heavens, and a new earth, (Isa 65:17-18 66:22) and therefore the latter day saints do, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness, (2Pe 3:13)

For the first heavens and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

So the apostle St. Peter testified, (2Pe 3:13) Nevertheless we according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness…

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Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 18 – 20

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Rev. 18.1:Hanserd_Knollys_web

This is the angel that poured forth the fifth vial upon the seat or throne of the beast. (Re 16:10) The school men tell us, there are three degrees of the holy angels. The first hierarchy are seraphims, cherubims, and thrones; the second hath dominions, virtues, and powers; the third hath principalities, arch angels and angels. But certainly there are orders and degrees among the holy angels, for the Holy Scripture mentioneth arch angels and angels. (1Th 4:16 Jude 9 Eze 10:1-8) Also cherubims and seraphims. (Isa 6:2-6) Likewise principalities, thrones, and dominions, (Col 1:16 Eph 1:21 Eph 3:10) so that there are degrees of angels. This angel, as he is great in power, so he excels in glory.

Rev. 18.2:

saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen. This declaration of Rome’s destruction, is borrowed from Isa 13:19-22 34:13-15, (Jer 51:37 and Re 18:21). Rome material and…

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Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 16 & 17

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Rev. 16.2:

The earth in this verse, doth metonymically signify the inhabiters of the Popish earth, the earthly state of the Roman papal kingdom; that is, those inhabiters of the earth against whom the third woe is pronounced, (Re 8:13) especially those that rejoiced at the killing of Christ’s two prophetical witnesses. (Re 11:10) By the noisome and grievous sore that fell upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image, we may understand (by some allusion which this plague fore beareth to that upon the Egyptians, Ex 9:10-11) such a plague as causeth very great pain, and is so noisome and pestilentious, that it maketh those men that are lovers and friends to Babylon, to stand a far off for fear of the torment, Re 18:10-17 which are the proper effects of such noisome and grievous sores. Ps 38:11 77:2


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