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Revelation Answer to Question #19


19.  Who are the 1/3 of men killed
       (Revelation 9:13-15)?

The "third part of men" was slain by "the four angels" when they were loosed. The sixth angel sounding opened up the period of the Reformation. The four angels are:

(1) Lutheran movement
(2) Baptist movement
(3) Congregationalist-Methodist movement
(4) Presbyterian movement

The four angels are religious movements which affect the social order.  Reformation truths actually affected the whole social structure of society and eventuated in the French Revolution.

The "third" who was killed were the Protestants, a sizeable minority, who died to their former condition as papists. The two thirds who were not killed remained as they were: papists.

"And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver...and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts" (Revelation 9:20, 21 NAS).

The "third" which is "killed" are the more faithful Protestants compared to the two thirds papists that did not repent.


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