What striking figure is used to describe the destruction wrought under the second trumpet?


"And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and
the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had
life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed." Verses 8, 9.
NOTE - This describes the invasions and conquests of the Vandals under the terrible Gensericfirst of Africa and later of Italy-from AD. 428 to 476. His conquests were largely by sea. In a single night,
near Carthage, he destroyed, by fire and sword, more than half of the Roman fleet, consisting of 1,113
ships and over 100,000 men. See Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," chapter 36.

By what means are sins washed away?
11. How is the closing work of the gospel under the outpouring of the Spirit described by the Revelator?
6. In His reply, how did Christ indicate that neither the end of the world nor of the Jewish nation was immediately at hand ?
2. What sign had been foretold by the prophet Isaiah by which Christ, at His first advent, might be known as the Messiah?
What will the Lord he to His people at this time?
When are the righteous to be recompensed?
How does Satan deceive the people?

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