On "All of the earth was obliterated in destruction" and on the "waistcloth."
WHO IS THE ONE WHO SAYS: On account of me all of the earth was obliterated in destruction?1. Christ says this, since before his coming many sins had occurred in the people, but not of such a nature that they were altogether forsaken and delivered for a long time into captivity. But when they filled up the measure of their fathers2. and continued denying the Prophets3. and persecuting the righteous, killing the Christ of God,4. then the verse Your house is forsaken has been realized. And on account of him they have suffered these things and all of the earth was obliterated in destruction.
2. But if one wishes to hear the passage On account of me all of the earth was obliterated in destruction in a higher way, note that, when Jesus came, the earth in you was obliterated in some sense. For it was obliterated when the5.members on the earth were put to death6. and the earth no longer produced its own works. There no longer arose in the righteous man the works of flesh, by which the flesh was flourishing, no longer immorality, no longer impurity, not licentiousness, not idolatry, not sorcery, and the rest.7. But the Savior also says: My do you suppose that I came: to bring peace on the earth? I did not come to bring peace but a sword.8. For truly before he came, there was no sword on the____________________