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Mark of the Beast

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by TheTruthWillSetUFree, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. jorylore

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    Six as a number is associated with God's enemies. (1 Chron 20:6; Dan 3:1-23) It signifies imperfection, something not normal, monstrous. (Rev. 13:18; compare 2 Sam 21:20) Seven signifies divinely determined completeness, as to God's purposes or to Satan's. Just as six fails to measure up to seven, so 666- six to the third degree- is a fitting name for the world's gigantic politic al system that fails so miserably to measure up to God's standard of perfection. The world's political wild beast rules supreme under the name-number 666, while big politics, big religion, and big business keep that wild beast functioning as an oppressor of mankind and a persecutor of God's people.
     
  2. may

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    after disclosing the number 666, Revelation mentions 144,000 followers of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, who have his name and the name of his Father, Jehovah, written on their foreheads. These names identify the bearers as belonging to Jehovah and to his Son, about whom they proudly bear witness. Likewise, those having the mark of the beast proclaim their servitude to the beast. so the mark, whether on the right hand or on the forehead, figuratively speaking, is a symbol that identifies its bearer as one who gives worshipful support to the beastlike political systems of the world. Those having the mark give to "Caesar" that which rightly belongs to God. (Luke 20:25; Revelation 13:4, 8; 14:1) How? By giving worshipful honor to the political state, its symbols, and its military might, to which they look for hope and salvation. Any worship that they render the true God is merely lip service.
     
  3. Faint

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    I've been reading that they got the translation wrong, and according to early texts of the Book of Revelation, the number is actually 616.
     
  4. Nehustan

    Nehustan Well-Known Member

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    ..ever the one to maximise an opportunity...​

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    Ruach Elohim
    = 300 = [​IMG]


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    just in case anyone missed it at the year 2000
    (that's 1993 due to the change from Julian to Gregorian)​
     
  5. Opethian

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    What a divine message! I must be on to something :faint:
     
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  6. angellous_evangellous

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    You mean rectal scans?
     
  7. d.

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    browsing wikipedia i found some nuggets i can't help but share.

    Avoiding the number

    The number 666 retains a peculiar significance in the culture and psychology of Western societies. Just as many people try to avoid the "unlucky" number 13 (a fear of which is called "triskaidekaphobia"), so people find ways to avoid the "Devil's number", even in contexts that would seem on first sight to be far removed from superstition. The fear of the number 666 is known as "Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia".
    For example, when the giant CPU manufacturer Intel introduced the 666 MHz Pentium III in 1999, they chose to market it as the Pentium III 667 on the pretext that, since the actual clock speed was 666.666 MHz, 667 was the more accurate approximation—conveniently ignoring their own usual rounding practice: as examples, consider the earlier 66.666 MHz 486-66, the 466.666 MHz Celeron 466, or the later 866.666 MHz Pentium III 866.
    In another instance, U.S. Highway 666, "the Highway of the Beast," was renumbered in 2003 after controversy over the supposed reference to the Biblical beast. See [2].
    There is an urban legend that an order was made at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant for a 666 by 666 (a cheeseburger with 666 patties and an equal number of cheese slices) but the customer instead received a 667 by 667 (that is, with an extra patty and cheese slice.)
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    In popular culture


    Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange visually represented Alex (Malcolm McDowell) as the Beast during a scene where he is accosted by two police officers who are identified as 665 and 667.
    Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" features a briefcase that is opened by the passcode 666. The retrieval of the briefcase is one of the major plots of the movie and belongs to Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), who is portrayed as a soulless, evil man.


    The Omen and its sequels (a series of horror films about the Antichrist) have the Mark Of The Beast found under the hair as an apparent birthmark on the scalp of the character Damien Thorn. The 666 was explained to mean the Unholy Trinity: The Devil, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet. The movie was released on 6 June1976—the sixth day of the sixth month, that is. A remake of The Omen will be released on the 6th of June, 2006 - the 6th of the 6th, 06.

    ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo! give the Slovakian-born ice hockey player Miroslav Šatan the ID number of 666 in their databases, likely as a joke about his last name, which is similar to Satan.


    It is often quipped that 667 is "the Neighbour of the Beast" although this is possibly country-dependent as 668 (and 664) would be next property on the same side of the street in most, but not all, countries (assuming that the neighbours referred to are next-door neighbours). There are also at least two filk songs on this topic. Additional quips suggest that 1-888-666-6666 is "the Toll-Free Number of the Beast", $665.99 is "the Retail Price of the Beast", 00666 is "the ZIP Code of the Beast", 0.666 is "the Number of the Millibeast", Route 666 is "the highway of the Beast", 6.5013 is "the natural logarithm of the Beast", 333 is a devil doing a half-hearted job, the root of all evil being √666 = 25.8068, etc

    -2·Sin(666°) evaluates to (√5 + 1)/2 which is the Golden Ratio.

    Speculation and trivia

    Former U.S. president Ronald Wilson Reagan had six letters in his first, middle, and last name. He also lived in Bel-Air California, in house number 666 on his block, until wife Nancy Reagan had it changed to 668. Some Rastafarians and others believed he was the Beast.

    Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prisoner number was 46664.

    The first Apple Computer, the Apple I was sold for $666.66.


    The film The Exorcist, dealing with diabolical possession, was edited at 666th Fifth Avenue.

    The numbers on a roulette table (1 to 36) sum to 666.

    Stanley Kubrick (director of 2001: A Space Odyssey) died 666 days before January 1, 2001.

    0.666 is approximately two-thirds of one whole, one short of all three thirds. Because three is the number of the trinity, it may be that the number is meant to represent being in communion with God only in the mind and spirit (but not the body). A recurring theme in most Christian Bible versions of the latter chapters of Revelation is Satan's attacks upon the human body.
     
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    A widespread conspiracy theory concerns the EAN or UPC bar codes, instituted in 1974, and found on most consumer products. The "control codes" in the left, middle, and right of the code appear on initial inspection to represent the number "6". Because of this, all EAN/UPC codes (so the theory goes) contain the number 666. One interpretation of the Book of Revelation indicates that the Number of the Beast is required for all business transactions — a role that the EAN/UPC code certainly fits. Also the inventor of the UPC code, George J. Laurer, has six letters in his first, middle, and last name [4], and, as of 2004, exactly 666 prefixes (out of possible 1000) are assigned in the EAN-13 namespace [5]. (Unfortunately, the control codes only appear to represent the number six if one is unaware that both the black bars and the spaces in between them are used to encode information.)


    The anti-impotence drug Viagra has a molecular weight of 666.7 g/mol.

    In the Dutch translation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel Angels and Demons (translated title Het Bernini Mysterie), the discussion of 666 is on page 333. 333 is 666 divided by 2. The numbers 2 and 5 have special significance to the Illuminati, a group that is pivotal to the novel's plot.

    In Marvel Comics, parallel universes are represented by numbers. The main Marvel Universe (which is also supposed to be the same universe as ours) is known as Universe 616.

    In Japan, the yen comes in coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500. If you have one of each coin, you have 666 yen.

    In one formula, where A=100, B=101, etc., until Z=125, the name Hitler adds up to 666 when the values of each letter are added. It was apparently speculated thusly that Adolf Hitler was the antichrist.
    Astrology

    On 06/06/06 (June 6, 2006) the sun will be between the horns of Zodiac sign Taurus.

    Computer-related

    The octal number 666 is used in setting up authorizations in the Unix Operating System. It offers read and write access to all users, and is only limited by the permissions of directories above or different permission schemes, e.g. ACLs. This matches the Revelation ('13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the Mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. ') in that this could be a way to allow or disallow people to buy anything (the Mark of the Beast as a personal body mark easily readable by automated cashiers in a cashless society).

    This also leads to speculations that software manufacturer Microsoft, and its founder, Bill Gates, are evil [7], as Bill Gates, evaluated in ASCII, sums up to 663, which, when added with 3 (his complete name is William Henry Gates III,) becomes 666. Counting the space as one, Windows 95 also sums to 666.

    The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is "waw" (or "vav"). This is the closest approximation of the English letter "w". Also in the Hollerith Card (sometimes called an IBM Punch-Card) a zero zone punch and a six numeric punch in a column signified the letter W. Thus the ubiquitous acronym "www" could be the Number of the Beast.

    Also, the number 6 in Roman numerals is represented as VI. 666 = VIVIVI, and it has been suggested that visions from the past mistook WWW for it (In the time revelations was written, U, represented as V, had the sounds U and W, which lends this support).

    Another speculation is that computer=666. If we encode the English alphabet where every letter is a multiple of 6: a=6, b=12, c=18, ..., z=156 then we have "computer" = 666 = (3*6)+(15*6)+(13*6)+(16*6)+(21*6)+(20*6)+(5*6)+(18*6). Since "beasts" such as oxen, horses and donkeys were used as machines in ancient times, one can infer “beast” in modern times meaning "machine" or "computer". Since computers were developed by English speaking people it is plausible that the numerical decoding should be via English, such that one interprets “leading the development” as “riding the head of the beast”.

    TCP/IP port 666 is officially registered to ID Software, the publishers of the Doom series of games, for multiplayer game communication across a network; this is obviously a gimmick. Port 616 is officially registered to SCO System Administration Server, much to the amusement of SCO's critics.

    The size of Google's Web API Developer's Kit is 666k.

    more here :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_of_the_Beast#Avoiding_the_number
     
  9. angellous_evangellous

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    You do realize that the number is actually 616....
     
  10. d.

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    yeah, yeah, yeah. but where's the fun in that?

    the only sign of that mark of the beast i can think of is that the registration plate on donald duck's car says 313..which i guess multiplied by 2...no...i'll get back to you.
     
  11. TheTruthWillSetUFree

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    Make no mistake about it. We are now living in the time when our daily decisions are no small matter. We all have a date with destiny when we will reap the char-acter our choices have sown. Right now we all need to set ourselves on a path to consciously and deliberately settle into the truth that God is love and can be obeyed. If we neglect to gain this experience, we will find ourselves worshipping the beast along with the majority of the world
     
  12. Opethian

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    Sorry, I couldn't resist :D
    I'll stick to the booty next time :biglaugh:
     
  13. Opethian

    Opethian Active Member

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    O my, I'm getting good at this. Better stop before I get too many followers.
     
  14. angellous_evangellous

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    Confusing fudamentalists.
     
  15. Adstar

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    Lithium is a highly toxic substance used in batteries. This is from wikipedia:

    Lithium

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    Lithium in its pure form is highly flammable and slightly explosive when exposed to air and especially water. Lithium fires are difficult to extinguish, requiring special chemicals designed to smother them. Lithium metal is also corrosive and requires special handling to avoid skin contact. Lithium should be stored in a non-reactive compound such as naphtha or a hydrocarbon. Lithium compounds play no natural biological role and are considered to be slightly toxic. When used as a drug, blood concentrations of Li+ must be carefully monitored.

    Applications

    Because of its specific heat, the largest of any solid, lithium is used in heat transfer applications. It is also an important battery anode material due to its high electrochemical potential. In addition to being lighter than the standard dry cell, these batteries produce a higher voltage (3 volts versus 1.5 volts). "



    Note the reation to water. (our body mass is mostly water)

    Note also when it says "lithium is used in heat transfer applications" you will all be amazed to find out that the two areas on the human body that experiance the greatest range of temperature change are the forehead and the back of the hand, both these area's contain the least amount of fat and are used by the body as heat sink.

    Not only will Lithium power the mark of the beast but it will also recharge itself by using the temperature fluctuations experianced at the forehead and back of the hand.

    We now know that toxic effect of this substance and its reaction to water. With this in mind read the following verse that shows what will happen to those who recieve the mark of the beast:

    Revelation 16
    2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.

    The lithium will leak from the chip and will react with the flesh to produce a foul and loathsome sore.



    All Praise The Ancient Of Days
     
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    The question has been asked: What is the seal talked of that is put upon the 144,000 preserved Jews.

    Whatever it is the difference between the seal and the mark is who will be putting it on people.

    Revelation 7
    2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:

    The mark of the beast will not be given by angels but by the powers that be on earth under the orders of the Anti-christ.

    So we do not need to know what the seal of God is because it is placed on their foreheads not for our reference but for those who will be agenst of Gods wrath upon the earth. So that they will not cause wrath upon the 144,000.

    Revelation 9
    1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

    All Praise The Ancient Of Days






     
  17. nutshell

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    Adstar, can you share anything more about this? Perhaps give you personal feelings/opinions?
     
  18. may

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    not forgetting of coarse that the book of revelation is HIGHLY symbolic;)
    A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place. And he sent forth his angel and presented [it] in signs through him to his slave John revelation 1;1
     
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    Great post !!!! This is the physical curse of the Mark of the Beast !!!!!!! The core (power source) of the VeriChip is Lithium.

    Great information Adstar !!!! Thanks for posting this info !!!!
     
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