Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 21– Rev. 6: 5- 6: 6)

   (6: 5) “And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.”   As we’ve seen, Antichrist’s rise to power will be accompanied by a…

Lactantius- On The Millennial Reign

(from Epitome of the Divine Institutes, c. 320 A.D.) Then the heaven shall be opened in a tempest, and Christ shall descend with great power, and there shall go before Him a fiery brightness and a countless host of angels, and all that multitude of the wicked shall be destroyed, and torrents of blood shall…

Lactantius- On Antichrist & The Last Times

(from Epitome of the Divine Institutes, c. 320 A.D.) When the last end shall begin to approach to the world, wickedness will increase; all kinds of vices and frauds will become frequent; justice will perish; faith, peace, mercy, modesty, truth, will have no existence; violence and daring will abound; no one will have anything, unless…

Lactantius- Millennium = 7th Day

(from The Divine Institutes, c. 320 A.D.) “God completed the world and this admirable work of nature in the space of six days, as is contained in the secrets of Holy Scripture, and consecrated the seventh day, on which He had rested from His works. But this is the Sabbath-day, which in the language of…

Lactantius- Reason For the Great Tribulation

(from The Divine Institutes, c. 320 A.D.) It is contained in the mysteries of the sacred writings, that a prince of the Hebrews, compelled by want of corn, passed into Egypt with all his family and relatives. And when his posterity, remaining long in Egypt, had increased into a great nation, and were oppressed by…