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.
How definite should we be in confessing our sins?
What will follow this union with Christ in His death and resurrection?
By what is every child known?
What is said of one who professes to know the Lord, but does not keep His commandments?
What similar charge was brought against the Apostle Paul?
Have we reached the time when there is \"distress of nations, with perplexity\"?
Do the dead know anything?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle