The Last Day


Historians say that at the end of the first millennium, people huddled in the churches waiting anxiously for the sounding of trumpets and the return of Christ. One monk wrote that the decades surrounding the year 1000 AD were full of earthquakes, volcanoes, comets, famines, and the worst outbreak of cults that the world of his time had seen. The official teaching of the day was that the Millennium of Christ’s Kingdom had already arrived spiritually, because Christians were in control of their society. And hardly any one questioned the idea, except for some of the poor people, and a few misfits...