Day: Apr 10, 2020

CALLING FOR WISDOM: The Meaning of 666 and the Mark of the Beast

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In all my spiritual writings, I have sought to show how the primary purpose of this creation is to demonstrate the superiority and omnipotence of God on the one hand, and the foolishness and limitations of His human creatures on the other. Recognising this is what differentiates the disciples of Christ from the typical narcissistic person who scoffs at Him. This little essay about the number 666 and the “mark of the beast” brings that differentiation into even sharper focus. For if you want a symbol of the failed achievements of humanity, it is certainly summed up in the number 666, as we will see. It is well worth going into this in some depth, because even many who are unfamiliar with Christ or the Bible have heard about this number as having something to do with darkness, evil or Satan, through having seen a number of horror movies in which this symbol is liberally used. It has even been suggested recently that the numerology of the Coronavirus adds up to 666! So, in view of the topicality, the question I am seeking to answer here is this: What is the most likely root meaning of this number 666 and the “mark of the beast” that is intimately associated with it”? Read the rest of this entry »