19. Who are the
1/3 of men killed
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.