"How sad is the dispersion of the Church in these days [A.D. 1561]! God indeed defends it by His power, but…how has it appeared throughout all ages? Surely, it has ever been torn in pieces and…dispersed — but yet the end shall be prosperous….
"I have no hesitation in referring this language…to that [A.D. 70] profanation of the Temple which happened after the manifestation of Christ when sacrifices ceased…. 'From that period, there shall be 1290 days'…. The angel, then, purposely puts 'days' for 'years' — implying…that time may seem immeasurably prolonged…. Yet it must be endured….