Peru. Ecuador. and Chile were largely devastated by a violent earthquake, which destroyed several large cities along the coast. It as reported that between 30,000 and 60,000 people lost their lives.
“Christ was like us in our nature, but not in our blemishes; he had our flesh, but without the least stain of imperfection; he had the likeness of sinful flesh, but there was not any sin in him.”
–Stephen Charnock, Discourses on Christ Crucified