What command was given these locusts?


"And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing,
neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." Verse 4.
NOTES - When the Arabian tribes were gathered for the conquest of Syria, AD. 633, the caliph
Abu-Bekr, the successor of Mohammed, instructed the chiefs of his army not to allow their victory to be
"stained with the blood of women and children"; to "destroy no palm-trees, nor burn any fields of corn"; to
"cut down no fruit-trees, nor do any mischief to cattle". And to spare those religious persons "who live
retired in monasteries, and propose to themselves to serve God in that way"; but, he said, "you will find
another sort of people that belong to the synagogue of Satan, who have shaven crowns: be sure you cleave
their skulls and give them no quarter till they either turn Mohammedan or pay tribute." In this,
Mohammedanism, itself a false religion, is revealed as a scourge to apostate Christianity.
"In a short time they [the Mohammedan Saracens] had taken from the Aryans all the principal old
Semitic lands-Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Babylonia. To these was soon added Egypt." Encyclopedia Britannica, article "Mohammedanism."

What will be the fate of those who do not obey the gospel of Christ?
9. What expressions in the prophecy of Joel seem to imply a double fulfilment of this outpouring of the Spirit?
29. What statement immediately following the announcement mentioned in Rev. 22: 11, indicates that a judgment work had been in progress before Christ comes?
What has the Pope commanded all Catholics to do?
13. At the instance of church bishops, what still further law was secured under Theodosius the Younger, in 425?
What Christian grace are we exhorted to exercise in our expectant longing for this event?
Who are to share this fate?

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