Wednesday, September 7, 2016

For my Futurist Friends: C. H. Spurgeon on the Great Tribulation. (Mark 13:19)

Dear in Christ,

Here is the commentary of Mar 13:19 and Mat 24:21 from C. H. Spurgeon (1834- 1892) one of greatest preachers ever! It is quite likely that the author would have something different on another occasion, as almost all the preachers do. The fact that he agrees with Preterists in this text should make Futurists to reconsider their canards against Preterists.

It is worth any man's while to read the story of the destruction of Jerusalem as it is told by Josephus: it is the most harrowing of all records written by human pen; it remains the tragedy of tragedies; there never was and there never will be anything comparable to it: the people died of famine and of pestilence, and fell by thousands beneath the swords of their own countrymen. Women devoured the flesh of their own children, and men raged against each other with the fury of beasts. All ills seemed to meet in that doomed city, it was filled within with horrors and surrounded without by terrors. Portents amazed the sky both day and night. There was no escape, neither would the frenzied people accept of mercy. The city itself was the banqueting hall of death. Josephus says: All hope of escaping was now cut off from the Jews, together with their liberty of going out of the city. Then did the famine widen its progress, and devour the people by whole houses and families: the upper rooms were full of women and infants that were dying by famine, and the lanes of the city were full of the dead bodies of the aged; the children, also, and the young men wandered about the market places like shadows, all swelled with the famine, and fell down dead wheresoever their misery seized them. For a time the dead were buried; but afterwards, when they could not do that, they had them cast down from the wall into the valleys beneath. When Titus, on going his rounds along these valleys, saw them full of dead bodies, and the thick putrefaction running about them, he gave a groan, and spreading out his hands to heaven, called God to witness this was not his doing.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)

In Christ,
Tomsan Kattackal

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