This large page, 81⁄2 by 11 inch edition, has a great benefit of lying open much better than smaller size page paperbacks. It also, contrary to conventional wisdom, is presently more economical to distribute than smaller page volume containing equivalent material. It is ideal for mass distribution, and Literature Evangelist ministry (e-mail: [email protected]). This Pioneer edition is a return to yester-year with some 100 annotated illustrations of a century ago, and full unabridged, original text.This volume is a portrayal of the history and future of the Christian Church from the destruction of ancient Jerusalem in A.D. 70 until the establishment of the New Jerusalem as God's eternal capital of the universe on this earth restored, with emphasis upon the end-time prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation. A clear description is provided of the over-arching great controversy between Christ and Satan, which began in heaven but is presently battling over the souls of mankind and will be brought to an end here on this earth.The reader of this volume will understand clearly the deceptions that Satan has been, presently is, and will be using in the near future to mislead the majority of humanity to fight against, rather than be prepared for Christ's eternal kingdom of glory and peace. The biblical explanations regarding the AntiChrist, the False Prophet, the Wine of Babylon, the Mark of the Beast, the Wrath of God, and many other important issues are discussed in their clarity. Only through such information will we be safe from the subtilty of the devil who "as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:8The Chapter Titles are:SECTION I.- 1. The Destruction of Jerusalem2. Persecution in the First Centuries 3. An Era of Spiritual Darkness (The Apostasy)SECTION II.-4. The Waldenses5. John Wycliffe6. Huss and Jerome 7. Luther's Separation From Rome8. Luther Before the Diet9. The Swiss Reformer10. Progress of Reform in Germany 11. Protest of the Princes 12. The French Reformation 13. The Netherlands and Scandinavia 14. Later English Reformers15. The Bible and the French Revolution SECTION III.-16. The Pilgrim Fathers17. Heralds of the Morning18. An American Reformer19. Light Through Darkness20. A Great Religious Awakening21. A Warning Rejected SECTION IV.-22. Prophecies Fulfilled23. What Is the Sanctuary?24. In the Holy of Holies25. God's Law Immutable26. A Work of Reform27. Modern Revivals28. Facing Life's Record 29. The Origin of Evil30. Enmity Between Man and Satan31. Agency of Evil Spirits32. Snares of Satan33. The First Great Deception34. Can Our Dead Speak to Us? SECTION V.-35. Liberty of Conscience Threatened 36. The Impending Conflict 37. The Scriptures a Safeguard38. The Final Warning39. The Time of TroubleSECTION VI.-40. God's People Delivered41. Desolation of the Earth42. The Controversy EndedEXTRACT FROM THE PREFACETHIS BOOK, reader, is not published to tell us that there is sin and woe and misery in this world. We know it all too well. This book is not published to tell us that there is an irreconcilable controversy between darkness and light, sin and righteousness, wrong and right, death and life. In our heart of hearts we know it, and know that we are participators, actors, in the conflict. . . .What are the great principles involved? How long will the controversy continue? What will be its ending? Will this earth sink, as some scientists tell us, into the depths of a sunless, frozen, eternal night? or is there a better future before it, radiant with the light of life, warm with the eternal love of God? . . .That we may better understand the principles of the all-important controversy, in which the life of a universe is involved, the author has set it before us in great, concrete object-lessons of the last twenty centuries.