For they lacked integrity.
Two witnesses: John ; ; cf. Doctrine is simply what you believe.
The truth is, however a different matter. It is because he has "kept the faith," but the implication is that if he had not persevered in his faith he would have lost his crown, his salvation.
Neither the hard rock of a foundation stone nor any spiritual entity will absorb the impress of a signet ring. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Powerful, mighty men are explicitly said not to be gods: Ezek.