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597.1) 52:5.10 Throughout this epoch there is a gradual lessening of governmental supervision. True self-government is beginning to function; fewer and fewer restrictive laws are necessary. The military branches of national resistance are passing away; the era of international harmony is really arriving. There are many nations, mostly determined by land distribution, but only one race, one language, and one religion. Mortal affairs are almost, but not quite, utopian. This truly is a great and glorious age!

The military branches of national resistance: please, what is “national resistance” in this context? Resistance to what?

Why utopian? Can it mean “idealized perfection”? We are not really sure what they mean?

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Hi Ángel, In this context "military branches of national resistance" must be resisting "international harmony" and (almost) "utopian mortal affairs". "Utopian" must refer here to ideal/perfect mortal existence..


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(598.3) 52:6.8 If you could be transplanted from your backward and confused world to some normal planet now in the postbestowal Son age, you would think you had been translated to the heaven of your traditions. You would hardly believe that you were observing the normal evolutionary workings of a mortal sphere of human habitation. These worlds are in the spiritual circuits of their realm, and they enjoy all the advantages of the universe broadcasts and the reflectivity services of the superuniverse.


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Thank you, Fanofvan, Bart.

But I still don't understand too well la idea of "military branches of national resistance", sorry.


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I agree with Bart that it means any standing national army for the protection of national boundries....not yet part of the one world government then forming...the last of such "resistance".


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Ah, yes, I see!


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