What to do on Judgment Day

In the history of New England, May 19, 1780, has become known for its supposed foreshadowing of Judgment Day.

At noon the skies were turned from blue to gray, and by mid-afternoon they had become so black that men fell on their knees and cried out to God for mercy ere they went to their doom. On that day the Connecticut House of Representatives was in session. When the darkness fell by day, some began to shout and plead for mercy. Others demanded an immediate adjournment. The speaker of the house, Colonel Abrahan Davenport, called for silence. Then, he spoke.

“The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it’s not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish, therefore, that candles be brought.”

— Andrew W. Blackwood, Expository Preaching For Today. (via Berean Home Fellowship)

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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