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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 185

after he shall have happily ruled over his own kingdom, shall come at last to Jerusalem, and shall lay down his sceptre and his crown on the Mount of Olives. This will be the end of the empire of the Bomans, and of the Christians, and immediately, according to the words of Saint Paul the Apostle quoted above, they say that Antichrist will come, and then will be revealed Antichrist, the man of sin, who, though he shall be but a man, shall still be the source of all sinfulness and the son of perdition, which means the son of the Devil, not, indeed, by nature, but by reason of imitation ; for in everything will he fulfil the wishes of the Devil ; because the fulness of the diabolical power, and of the whole of his evil disposition, shall corporeally find an abode in him, in whom will be all the treasures of wickedness and iniquity stored away, and who shall strive against Christ, that is to say, shall be opposed to Him, and all his members. " And he is exalted," meaning that he is elated with pride; " above everything that is called God," which means " above all the gods of the Gentiles ;" Hercules, to wit, and Apollo, Jupiter, and Mercury ; above all those whom the pagans suppose to be divinities Antichrist shall be raised ; for he will make himself greater and more powerful than them all. And not only above these will he be raised, but above everything that is worshipped ; above the Holy Trinity even, which alone ought to be worshipped and adored by all creatures he shall so raise himself, that he shall sit in the Temple of the Lord, and show himself as though he were a God. Por, as we have said above, being born in the city of Babylon, he shaB come to Jerusalem, and shaB circumcise himself, and shall say to the Jews, " I am the Christ who was promised to you again and again, who have come for your salvation, to the end that I may gather together and defend you who are dispersed." Then wBl aB the Jews resort to him, thinking that they are receiving God, whereas they wiB be receiving the DevB. But even in the Temple of God shaB Antichrist sit, that is to say, in the Holy Church, making martyrs of aB the Christians ; and he shaB be exalted and shaB be magnified, because in him shaH be the DevB, the source of aB wickedness, who is also king over all the sons of vanity. But in order that Antichrist may not come suddenly and unexpectedly, and at the same moment deceive the whole of mankind with his errors, and so bring them to ruin before his rising, two great prophets shaB be

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