What, according to the prophecy of Daniel, was to characterize the time of the end?


"But thou, 0 Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to
and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Dan. 12: 4.
NOTES-The time of the end began in 1798. See Dan. 7: 25; 11: 35; 12: 4- 9, and the reading "The
Kingdom and Work of Antichrist," pages 25, 26, under questions 5-8. Since 1798 there has been a most
wonderful increase of all kinds of knowledge, both scientific and religious. Men have been "running to and
fro" through both the world and the Word of God. The prophecies of Daniel are now themselves
understood. Since 1798 five great Bible and tract societies have been organized; namely, the London
Religious Tract Society, the British and Foreign Bible Society, the American Bible Society, the American
Tract Society, and the International Tract Society, besides many, smaller societies of the same kind. From
these have gone forth to the world hundreds of millions of copies of the Bible, and countless pages of tracts
and pamphlets, disseminating knowledge upon the truths of salvation. Besides these, millions of copies of
religious papers are being circulated annually in the various countries of the world. Missions have been
established in all parts of the world. All this has been accomplished since 1798.
Concerning the increase of knowledge in the material, scientific, and intellectual worlds, see the
next reading.

Through what instrumentality is conversion wrought?
Is there to be a special message for the last days?
Concerning what subject ought we to be informed?
What is the great secret of a happy home?
11. Where did the apostle see this same company a little later, and what did they have in their foreheads?
What has Daniel said of this time?
What description is given of Gabriel in Daniel?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle