What was to take place under the third trumpet?
"And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell
upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called
Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters,
1ecause they were made bitter." Verses 10, 11.
NOTES - The harassing invasions and conquests of Attila, the Hun, are foretold here. His
conquests were characterized by fire, sword, and pillage along the Rhine, in Gaul, and northern Italy. He
claimed descent from Nimrod, styled himself the "Scourge of God" and the "Dread of the World," and
boasted that grass would never grow again where his horse had trod. His greatest battle was at Chalons, in
Gaul, AD. 451, where of his 700,000 men from 100,000 to 300,000 are said to have been left dead on the
field. See Gibbon's Rome, Chapter 35, and "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World," by Sir Edward Creasy,
Says Gibbon (chapter 34), "In the reign of Attila, the Huns again became the terror of the world";
and he proceeds to describe "the character and actions of that formidable barbarian, who," he says,
"alternately insulted and invaded the East and the West, and urged the rapid downfall of the Roman
3. By what comparison is it indicated that some portions of God's Word are more difficult to understand than others?
What indwelling Power keeps such from sinning?
To what insults was Christ subjected at the house of the high priest?
When did he say he saw the majesty of Christ, and heard the voice from heaven?
By what authority was Sunday Sabbath-keeping instituted?
How does Joel describe the day of the Lord?
While dining with Zaccheus, what did Christ say?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle