If we would find an answer to the question as to what sort of plague does this sixth trumpet bring upon the world, and as to how it is historically realized, we must undoubtedly direct our attention, first of all, to the horses that are pictured in the vision and to their riders. John receives a vision of an awful and terrible-looking host of cavalry, two hundred million in number and with fearful description. And it is clear that this infernal troop of cavalry is the symbol of the plague that is to come. They form the agents that must...
AN OPEN LETTER This letter is addressed to those that left the Protestant Reformed Churches in the recent schism. Yet not to all of them, but only to those that are still Protestant Reformed, not only in name as are the schismatics, but in truth; and to those that, under the influence of their leaders, were deceived and now are sorry that they ever left us. I happen to know that there are such. To them, and to them only, this letter is addressed.
“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.