How much power will this beast exercise?

Answer

"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
implied.
 


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By what means did Christ claim to cast out devils?
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17. Under what figure are the Gentile believers represented who have become a part of the true Israel of God?

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