cast upon the earth
8:7 cast upon the earth. The first trumpet judgment may well entail an angel-manipulated providential miracle, since nothing like a rain of “hail and fire mingled with blood” has yet been observed on earth for scientific analysis. The hailstones could actually be a hail of volcanic stones resulting from fiery eruptions associated with the preceding earthquake. How the descending fire would become mixed with blood, or with any substance that has the appearance of blood, is not known, though one could speculate.
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