Fear the number, 666The mark of the beast, 666 has been a number feared since the stone ages. But, why is the number so feared and what does it truly mean? People say it represents the evilest anyone can imagine. The number of the devil that brings curses to all upon them.
Only mentioned once in the bible, stricken fear into so many people causing them to avoid the number anyway possible. In the book of revelation, it spoke of an internal battle between the material world and the Christian faith to remain strong and stay on the right path. The number 666 never had any mystical powers, curses, or charms. That is a superstition, not religion. The number 666 originated around 70 to 90 A.D., during the time the author who was only known as John was imprisoned. In the book of Revelation, it only mentions the number one time in which it states “Here is wisdom.
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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.” In the chapter, it references that the first beast that comes from the sea. In the bible, there is a disagreement regarding the number 666 in which it was also translated as the number 616.
In religious beliefs, the number 666 “is described as the number of a man” as it depicts a near-apocalyptic future that will determine the world. While most people think the number six-hundred and sixty-six associates with Satan, however, some people believe that it was actually a code to send to rebels about Nero, the Greek king at the time. Also “Nero Caesar” in the Hebrew alphabet is “???? ???”? NRON QSR, which when used as numbers represent 50 200 6 50 100 60 200, which add to 666. Some believe that the passage including the “Beast” was a warning about the upcoming threat of King Nero. However, most people believe that it is prophesying Lucifer will return to rule over the earth turning more than half of the world to take his mark or die.
The number made more than half of the world’s population to fear it so much that people try to avoid it as much as they can. However, there was a day people were fearful of, which was the day June six, two-thousand and six (06/06/2006). People expected for something big to happen on that day, something life-changing. However, it was a pretty normal day for the most part. The only slightly strange things that occurred was that a pair of twins was born. The mother of the children was saddened telling ABC news “‘I don’t want them to have this birthday. There could be a stigma attached to it,'”. Also to capitalize on the fact that it was the “end of the world” director John Moore released a remade version of the movie “The Omen” ( the omen was originally released June twenty-fifth of nineteen seventy-six and the remade version was released June six two-thousand and six) which was depicted a mother who lost her son before her son was born.
Saddened by the loss of her unborn she accepted a newborn baby who lost his mother after pregnancy. But as the years go by, and certain events shape the lives, it is revealed that the child is the Antichrist. However, a man name Rich spoke to a woman from fox five named Martha saying “Martha,Anyone who cares at all about 666 or 06/06/06 is an idiot, ignore them. There are only two significant items so far today and they are the elections in the eight states and the bigger of the two being the anniversary of D-Day! Your show and all the FOX News show today should spend a lot of time remembering D-Day and those, living and dead, who participated in it. Rich.” Still why were people so afraid of this day (Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia), that is because in the Bible, Revelation 13:18 says: “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, three -score and six.” Quoted straight from http://www.truthperfected.
com/2012/12/666.html it states “The satanic connotations of 666 are ambivalent in the Kabbalah, however, where it is not only the number of the solar demon Sorath, the opposite of the Archangel Michael, but it is also regarded as a sacred number that depicts the entire Universe.” Further research into the any the biblical number of 666 does not give people a clear picture of this peculiar symbolic number, other than the number being referred in the New Testament. The number 666 belongs to Hakathriel, also known as the Angel of the Diadem. In the Sacred Geometry, it is called the magic square of the Sun. This strange magic square is constructed in such a way that the first 36 numbers add up to 111 on horizontal, vertical or diagonal planes.
The whole square adds up to the number six hundred sixty six, and the significance of the number comes long before the Bible. The connotations of the number six-hundred and sixty six and the Sacred Geometry predates the bible. “Fascinating facts; the architects of Chartres Cathedral might have known about the earlier magnitude of this number, since the entanglement there measures precisely 666 feet long. In the Book of RevelationIt illustrates near apocalyptic world where more than one half of the world turning to the beast accepting him as their God.
It speaks on signs of that the end is coming near illustrating certain events to come forth. People fear the number 666 because of they long dred the number as it is the mark of satan however, this is just “‘widespread misinterpretation'” of the chapter in the book Revelation. Associate professor of anthropology, Phillips Stevens, Jr., Ph.D., gives an explanation saying “like most superstitions, the avoidance of the numbers 13 and 666 are examples of magical thinking.” He furthermore explains saying that people everywhere that things or objects connected through contact or indistinguishable have power over time and space.However, chapter 13 in Revelation announces that the Antichrist is a regular person who has be taken over by the power of Satan, which most likely explains how a person can forget how to be a “‘good Christian'”.
“‘So, although ‘the beast’ is not Satan, in Christian tradition ‘the mark of the beast’ was authorized by Satan,'” Stevens goes on to say. “‘And so, like that other Christian superstition, Friday the 13th – from the Last Supper, where there were 13 people at the table, and the Crucifixion occurred the next day, a Friday – 666 has become a strong taboo, avoided because of its negative association.'” With this being said like many superstitions its information is builded on false information. Telephone companies have seen a wall of customer opposition when they tried to install a 666 exchange for phone numbers.
One of theses example was in Vancleve, KY, the home of Kentucky Mountain Bible College. They were given a phone number in mid 2002 with a “666” prefix. One of the staff members Carlene Light said: “People say, ‘You’re a Bible college and you have 666 in your phone number?’ It’s the connotation. No one wants to be part of the mark of the beast.” Vice president Rob Roy MacGregor said: “In the secular world, 666 is not a problem. It is for us.
” However, some people believe that seeing the number 666 is an indication that there is an imbalance in someone’s life. Some people believe that when John was referring to Nero in revelation in the bible, however John wrote Revelation during 95 A.D which is after Nero’s death meaning he was referring to something else or someone else. Furthermore people believed that John believed that Nero would one day return. In the religion of Judaism, Jews believe that a messiah would one day come and bring balance to the world. However the messiah they invision is very different from the one Christian’s view as the messiah. When Christians think of the messiah they think of someone who is divine, However Jews believe that the messiah is a man who is the king of this world who will bring peace among the nations in this world.
According to Jewish text there are three roles the messiah must complete in order to fulfill his roles. Number one is to establish the new government , Persuade everyone to have one religion and faith, and the final one is that he will rebuild the jewish temple or a new temple. What scares people however is that these are the exact same things the antichrist or the beast is promising.
How would one know if when this messiah figure comes, if it is the messiah or the antichrist. If the antichrist comes and builds a new temple it will not be the temple God promised because in the old testament God spoke of a physical temple while in the new testament he spoke of a spiritual temple. One build in a person’s body, a relationship with them and God.