The third part of the ships (Revelation 8:9)
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Revelation 8:9 - King James
⚪ Independent English bodies of Christian worshippers (under henri XIII)
Rev. 8:9 [...]
And the third part. — The English part.
Of the ships. — Independent bodies of Christian worshippers called Lollards, followers of Wycllffe.—Mark 4:36; 6:48-61; John 6:21.
Were destroyed. — Compelled to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church or lose their lives. "Thus, when the English Reformation of the 16th century commenced. It derived a new Impulse from the earlier Lollard movement which It was destined to absorb Into itself."— McC.
Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 150 + Cover
⚫ Modernist were busying themselves importing so-called spiritual food
A "ship" symbolically represents the commercial element using the religious and political factors for selfish purposes in carrying on their traffic. (Prov. 31: 14) Modernist "ships" were busying themselves importing so-called spiritual food from sources other than the Word of God, which is Satan's scheme to turn the people away from God.
Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 119 + Cover