posted on Nov, 2 2002 @ 08:43 AM
Toltec, Hello again
you said that the advantages of numbering a text is that it is easier on counting the chapters and verses, and that the count is just the count. Well
I don't think anyone is really interested in counting verses and chapters, It does not edify our soirit at all. It is purely for reference, for
example if someone wanted to ask another where it was in the bible when Jesus preached the sermon on the mount, they would take him the start of the
sermon which is Matthew chapter 5, verse 1. So you see that it is purely for quick reference, so that you can remember better where certain passages
are in the bible.
Also concerning when the book of Revelations was written and who wrote it.
It was written by Christs apostle John, who was one of the twelve after recieving these revelations from an angel sent by christ. John was at that
time one of the only original apostles left alive. John wrote the book of revelations in about AD90 ( I think)
I have a little more information concerning the number 666.
Rvelations chapt 13 verses 16-18.
"And he (the Devil) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to recieve a mark in thier right hand, or in their foreheads:
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. Here is wisdom. Let him that
have understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.
So we see here that during the time of the Tribulation The antichrist will cause all mankind to recieve a mark. This mark whatever it will be will
contain the number 666 in it by some unknown way.
The people who choose to accept this mark, I don't think will even know that the mark will bear this number.
Harrowing times are ahead, but to him that overcomes this world shall escape the coming trouble.