We should not jump to conclusions concerning the Disciples. The tendency might be to think that they were afraid or ashamed or confused in hiding. The fact that they were unanimously absent might suggest that they were told to or couched to stay away perhaps due to safety, perhaps due to the type of unbiased testimony the Spirit wanted to collect. We just can't be sure.
Are all people ordained to eternal life? We tend to think that we come to believe on our own and that this belief ordains us to eternal life. This verse and others seem suggest that because we are first ordained we believe. Is this to say that others are not ordained and therefore do not believe? Does this mean that one could be ordained but still not believe? We need to read much further before jumping to conclusions.
The thought of warring against the beast is there it seems but, the futility of doing so is obvious. Can you imagine the United States for instance backing off from a war due to it's inferiority? Worse yet, could you imagine the strength of the USA standing firmly behind such a leader?
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