posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 12:26 AM
Jesus does walk with us today, but not in the sense you're suggesting. As to your questions, if you are to believe Jesus is going to come back, then
you are getting this information from the Bible. If the Bible is to be believed, and since you are getting your initial information from it, I assume
it is to be believed, Christ doesn't come back to the earth until the very end of the Apocalypse, and when He does, He doesn't come back as a dude
living here on Earth, He descends from the heavens in clouds.
As to world powers serving the Anti-Christ, or beast as you called him, it's not going to be as obvious as you're making out, I suspect. This will
be an individual who is extremely charismatic, and is capable of fooling the world. If he came today, he would probably be saying things about how
exclusive religions only cause hate, and that we need to establish one world religion, then, to get rid of war, we need to unify the planet, and
remove all borders. Stuff that would sound really nice initially to those who aren't really thinking (sadly, all of us at one point or another).
As to the studies on the number of the beast...Math is fun. You can get any result you seek. I have a friend who proved 1 = 2 without any use of
dividing or multiplying by zero. Math is fun.
Considering all your studies on the number of the beast, though, I would expect you'd be more familiar with Revelations...