posted on May, 13 2006 @ 08:53 AM
THE BEAST FROM THE SEA IS RELATED TO THE ONE FROM THE EARTH,AND IS INTERPRETED FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE FIRST CENTURY READERS,THERE WAS AT HIS TIME A
CULT KNOWN AS THE "COMMUNE ASIAE" SET UP IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE TO EDIT AND ABSORB ALL FOREIGN AND LOCAL CULTS COMING INTO THE EMPIRE,IE MTIHRAS FROM
PERSIA,BEFORE ENTERING THE MARKETPLACE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE TO BURN SOME INCENSE TO THE EMPEROR TO BUY FOOD FROM THE MARKET "Those who worship the beast
and his image"
"were forced to buy and sell" THE IMAGE WAS OF NERO HE WAS THE MAN FROM THE EARTH HE WAS DESCRIBED AS A BEAST DUE TO HIS NATURE ,THE BEAST FROM THE
SEA ENFORCES THE POWER OF CEASAR,"shall give all his power to the beast" IT PERFORM MIRACLE OF MASS WORSHIP AND CAUSES THE IMAGE TO BE ALIVE