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or misleading doctrines.

Neither did they go to see the miraculous statue or portrait nor wear the number of his name on their person.

They know now
that his reign is drawing
to a close.P

One satisfactory meaning for the passages of Scripture in Revelations as well as for the explanation of Fr. Kramer, would be that

they who had overcome
had preceded the entry of humanity
into the new era;
had lead the way there.

Could not the new era be indicated by the sea of glass mingled with fire? Surely the harps of God indicate a state of joy, of happiness. Because they are those who had overcome the beast, are they not then reaping the rewards of the victory?
Yet the Rev. H.B. Kramer indicates that
the beast has yet to be totally vanquished, thus indicating that the victors were reaping rewards of the victory in advance!!
Who are these people who
had overcome the beast?
Obviously, they are those who belong to The Universal Church who had remained loyal to Her teachings and did not follow deception - they
held fast to the Truth concerning Jesus. (Rev. 12:17)

10 And in all seduction of iniquity
to them that perish:
because they receive not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved.
(2:10) Therefore God shall send them
the operation of error, to believe lying:
(2-11) That all may be judged
who have not believed the truth
but have consented to iniquity.  (2Thes.:2)


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