How much power will this beast exercise?


"And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell
therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed." Verse 12.
NOTE - The "first beast before him" (papal Rome) exercised the power of persecuting and putting
to death all who differed from it in religious matters. The only way the earth can be made to worship is by
causing work to cease on it through voluntary or enforced rest, or Sabbath-keeping. "For as long as she
[the land] lay desolate she kept Sabbath." 2 Chron. 36: 21. Enforced Sunday observance is evidently

How was Christ's first advent to be heralded?
What are the commandments of God declared to be?
What did He say to the two blind men as He healed them ?
What became of the various parts of the image?
What is revealed in God's law?
Where do all go at death?
Does God always see fit to grant our petitions?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle