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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Mt. Vesuvius and the First Century Tribulation

Hershel Shanks asks if the the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79 AD) and the resulting devastation was God's act of vengeance on the Roman Empire for the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple in 70 AD. Scripture would seem moreso to support the idea that it was part of God's answer for Rome's persecution of His Church, which they carried out along with the Jewish people, until the Jews turned on Rome, resulting in Jerusalem's destruction, foretold by Jesus, the end of the Jews' apostasy from God and His Covenant. Vesuvius was a part of "the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world" (Rev. 3:10):

http://www.bib-arch.org/bar/article.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=36&Issue=4&ArticleID=6

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