If You Have Wisdom

Sunday, December 14th, 2008 by Gabriel Thy

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WALID SHOEBAT is a former Palestinian terrorist who has now converted to Christianity. In one of several videos posted on YouTube, he discusses Islamic eschatology, comparing it to Christian end-time prophecies. He was stunned to find that the “good” guys in the Quran are the evil ones in the Bible. He recalls seeing the number 666 as it was written in the original Greek for the first time and being horrified, as he says that looks just like the Arabic words “Bismillah”—in the name of Allah.

“No one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” Revelation 13:17,18

Now this is certainly a twist in the plot that has been turned into a cottage industry. For over 150 years, contemporary times we might say, all makes and models of Christendom have insisted that the mark of the beast was 666, and was identifying code for any number of Roman or European world leaders since Nero, as almost certain candidates for this so-called number.

Others tell us this verse instructs readers to calculate or count the number of names the beast has. The beast will have 666 names. When he first comes to earth he starts out with 7 blasphemous names and over the next few months he keeps adding names until he reaches 666 blasphemous names. These are blasphemous names because they claim to be God but they aren’t God. When you count up all of his names there will be 666 names.

The mark of the beast is the name of the beast or any of his 666 names. In other words, you receive the mark of the beast by taking any one of the beast’s 666 names. So why does he need so many names? Because he wants to appeal to every person on earth. He carefully select his blasphemous names so that one of his names will appeal to each person on earth. He will come as Allah or Imam Mahdi to the Muslims, Maitreya Buddha to the Buddhists, Jesus Christ to the Christians, Krishna to the Hindus, Messiah to the Jews, Saoshyant to the Zoroastrians, the “Dark Lord” to satanists, and so on through the whole list of 666 names.

The mark of the beast will be a literal, physical combination of letters and symbols. It will be permanently and prominently engraved or tatooed on the forehead or right hand of each person who gets the mark of the beast.

The mark of the beast will include one of the beast’s 666 names. Each of the 666 names will be a name for God. The beast is Satan, coming to earth, looking like God and saying that he is God. Each of his names will be blasphemous, because he is not God.

The mark of the beast will look attractive and beautiful. It will please the senses and will excite the admiration of those who see it. Most people who wear it will be proud to have it. The mark will be plainly visible for all to see. Your friends and family will be able to see if you have received the mark. Your employer can look at you and see the mark. When you go shopping the store clerk will be able to see if you are wearing the mark of the beast.

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