SOP’s PK 535.1 Statement
Later it will be seen from the SOP about the Fifth Era Kingdom, which was the era of the mixture of Church & State, it essentially was according to God’s perfect ideal, -as seen in Israel, and would be according to His will in Church History time, if the Roman Catholic Church had been upholding Biblical Truth, and also not compelling conversion or adherence by force (see COL 77.1; 21MR 152.4; RH, August 18, 1896 par. 2). As also later discussed, the United States has likewise spearheaded the Sixth Era of World Order with a Kingdom model which also started out by being more than less in harmony with God’s ideal, pointedly by having removed the element of Religious compulsion, with them systematically doing so by Separating Church and State. Fittingly enough, the U.S. itself came to incorporate many of the leading traits of the prior World Superpowers in its (effective) Imperial Rule. As God had approved, and made world ordering use of the prior Kingdoms which had such traits, it can be seen, along the lines of PK 535.1, how God would likewise give the U.S. a/the chance to prove itself, whether it would Biblically mold these commendable traits, or, as with prior Kingdom, use them to facilitate evil....Of course, the U.S. has also done the latter (= Gal 5:13-15 versus John 8:31-32ff), -becoming the prophesied Eschatological Babylon, which is why it no longer can be deemed to be a “Christian Nation” (cf. James 2).
As always, in order to arrive at the proper interpretation, and then application, one has to start with a most accurate translation, i.e. one which is more faithful to what the original text is saying. So in this verse, while most translations have rendered things here as merely “the partly iron and partly clay toes being thus partly strong and partly brittle”, there are also an additional couple of key terms and verbal forms which commonly have not been rendered accurately by these translators which actually come to present a different, and also prophetically more significant, meaning of this verse, as discussed just above, which otherwise seemingly is not making any such “advancing” point, but merely a summative/recapsulating one.
Pertinently here, a common claim that is made by these expositors of this prophecy when relating its preambling circumstances and events (Dan 2:1-13ff), is that ‘King Nebuchadnezzar had forgotten his dream, and that is why he was requiring his diviners and sorcerers to first make it known to him and then tell him the interpretation’. But that claim is evidently based on a misunderstanding of the rendering of the KJV for Dan 2:5.
Therefore it manifestly is an incorrect take by expositors (also in PK 492.1) on the KJV’s rendering as: “The thing is gone from me” to mean: “The dream is gone from me”. (The NKJV has the rendering: “My decision is firm”). But it rather is speaking of the summoning and charging “word/order” that the king had given at Dan 2:2.