For whose sake did Christ say the period of papal persecution would be shortened?


"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those
days shall be shortened." Verse 22.
NOTE-Through the influence of the Reformation of the sixteenth century, and the movements
which grew out of it, the power of the Papacy to enforce its decrees against those it pronounced heretics
was gradually lessened, until with the exception of Spain, persecution ceased almost wholly about the
middle of the eighteenth century -the beginning of an epoch of freedom.

In what prophecy are Christ's life, suffering, and death touchingly foretold?
What has Christ brought to light through the gospel?
Upon what ground were the previous promises then renewed to Abraham?
How was this fulfilled?
How earnestly should parents teach their children the things of God?
For what purpose are we to remember the Sabbath day?
What may be said of \"the sea and the waves roaring\"?

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