1. Read the description of the Lisbon earthquake. How does it compare to more recent natural disasters, such as the tsunami of 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in the United States? Why do people fear what is coming upon the earth? Is this an indication of the soon coming of Jesus?
2. The Dark Day of May 19, 1780 would be the subject of scientific investigation if it were to happen today. How has the world’s attitude toward God changed in the last two centuries?
3. “The coming of the Lord has been in all ages the hope of His true followers.” Do you believe Jesus is coming soon? If so, why?